Earlier this year, Chrystel, 13, a student at Saratoga Afterschool was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's prestigious 11th Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel's original play Kidnapping was to be performed by a group of NYC theater professionals and off-Broadway venue The Tank in early May. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Worldwide
From an Independent Project Lab to Virtual Craft Club, our Afterschool & Recreation programs have been uniquely positioned to safely continue supporting HFH's K-12 students while NYC schools are closed. A Safe Space for Tutoring & Independent Projects Social distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom
Saratoga's Lego Team has advanced to the semifinals of the DYCD Youth Leggo my LEGO competition. The competition is a partnership between the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and FIRST LEGO League, an international hands-on robotics initiative. Saratoga Afterschool forms a part of DYCD's COMPASS NYC service, a network of
JUMBO backpacks are headed to the Saratoga K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs this Valentine's Day thanks to OMG Accessories! Next week, the girls in the program will be receiving a variety of gifts from these backpacks including pillows and duffle bags. Michael Chapman, Director of K-12 Afterschool & Recreation at HFH’s Saratoga Family Residence, said that
A group of volunteers from Lufthansa embodied the spirit of corporate social responsibility during a visit to Saratoga Afterschool. Employees from the international airline spent the afternoon teaching students about aviation and global cultures. Saratoga Family Residence is located close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Therefore, Saratoga Afterschool provided the perfect landing
Throughout the month of October, families and staff have been getting into the Halloween spirit with dances, pumpkin patches, and spooky art projects. We kicked off the season by distributing Halloween costumes donated by the residents of Sleepy Hallow and Tarrytown. The towns' donation drive resulted in over 50 costumes for kids at
The Williamsbridge Wolverines and the Prospect Lions got in the fall spirit with an apple picking field trip to Dr. Davies Farm in Congers, NY. The kids had the chance to pick their own apples, enjoy apple cider and donuts, and even go on a hay ride.
Check out some of our highlights from September 2019!
The kids at Prospect afterschool have been expressing themselves through drama-based workshops with CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT), which develops kids' community, creativity, and social-emotional learning through theater.
March 2019 featured plenty of innovative programming, family events, and field trips. Check out our highlights from the month of March, and find out more about Chef Elena's Cooking Class and Mad Science's Workshop at Prospect Early Education Center.