The Saratoga Scoop Presents…Meet the Eagles!

"Afterschool has helped me through this pandemic by helping me to push through. I didn't have as many opportunities [due to the pandemic], but it helped me to work harder and get more." The Saratoga Scoop is an in-house Communications Club that produces publications, videos, interviews, and insights into the latest

2022-06-08T09:56:31-05:00November 10th, 2020|

Saratoga Student to Participate in Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival

A student at Saratoga was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's 11 Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel wrote her original play, Kidnapping, as a participant in Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops at Saratoga Afterschool. As a participant in the Worldwide Plays Festival, Chrystel will work with New York City theater professionals over the course of

2022-06-08T10:29:22-05:00March 4th, 2020|

OMG! The Saratoga Eagles Shimmer and Shine at OMG Accessories Party

Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's

2022-06-08T10:31:41-05:00February 25th, 2020|
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Saratoga’s Lego Team Headed to the Semifinals!

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

2022-06-08T10:38:43-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Valentine’s Day Fun! OMG Accessories is Coming to the Saratoga Recreation Program

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

2020-02-18T12:46:59-05:00February 12th, 2020|

Creating Community at Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day

Families experienced a memorable surprise during Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day on July 11 when NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Queens Borough Fire Commander Ed Baggott stopped by for a few hours in the midst of the beautiful weather and family bonding time. The annual event—a perfect blend of fun and education—features

2022-06-08T13:26:06-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Jr. Volunteers Take the Lead in Storytelling and Gardening Activity at Saratoga

Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit

2022-06-08T13:28:32-05:00August 6th, 2019|
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