EXCEL - Youth and Families with Special Needs

EXCEL at the Houston Street Center

The EXCEL program provides fun, engaging and recreational services for children, teens and young adults with Special Needs. EXCEL includes instruction in swim, baking, art, drama, computers & technology, career development and healthy expression.

WINTER 2020 - Jan 4th - March 29th

Payment Plan Available:

50% payment by 1/11              Remaining 50% by 2/16


Swim Instruction

Swim Level 1: Saturdays: 3:15- 3:45PM, -$227/Session

                                      3:55- 4:25PM - $227/Session

                     Sundays:    2:55-3:25PM  - $227/Session 


Swim Level 2: Saturdays:  2:20-3:05PM -  $341/Session

                     Sundays:     2:00- 2:45PM - $341/session

                                       3:35- 4:20PM - $341/session

Basic swim instruction for individuals with special needs. Swimmers will learn techniques in breathing, floating, and kicking. If you need special accommodations, please ask. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of needs. Small class size.  

Movement & Improvement (ages 4-8 yrs old)

Saturdays, 12-1:00 pm           

Enrollment: $143/Session        
Gain confidence and build skills through simple, gentle dance moves. Movement and dance can also improve cognitive, emotional, physical and social health in your child. In addition to a fun learning environment in the classroom, each student will have the unique opportunity to demonstrate their new skills and perform at University Settlements professional theater! Lights, Camera, Action!

Family Dance (ages 8 and up with caregiver, up to 2 adults and 2 children per family) 

Sundays, 2-3PM

Enrollment: $165/Session


Drama Station

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Enrollment: $158 for this session

Hip Hop Dance

Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm 

Enrollment $150 for this session

A feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations. A combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body, maximizing caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.

Communications & Technology (Level 1 & 2) 

Enrollment $135 for this session

Day Level Time
 Sunday Level 1 1-2:30pm
Level 2 2:30-4:00pm

This class is designed to strengthen students' communications skills, enhance fundamental computer skills (including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint), build on knowledge on how to use the internet (with emphasis on social media) for social as well as career development purposes. Laptops will be provided for each student to practice excises in class. Students will be placed in Level 1 or Level 2 class based on their current skill level.

 QiGong for Families

Sundays, 4:15-5:15pm

Enrollment: $128 for this session 
Through graceful movements, meditation, and controlled breathing techniques, QiGong promotes the circulation of qi, the ancient notion of "energy flow," within the body, enhancing physical and emotional health.


Discount given when you enroll in 3 courses or more

Sibling discount & additional scholarship available

Call 212-475-5008 to enroll and/or complete the enrollment form and submit to houstonstreetcenter@universitysettlement.org or University Settlement at the Houston Street Center's front desk. 
Enrollment Form     

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