STRIDE - Youth Services


FREE AFter SChool Program

for Grades 6-8



Designed to promote student's growth into successful, well-rounded individuals, SONYC STRIDE encourages youth in grades 6-8 to think critically, exercise independent decision-making, and develop healthy social interactions with their peers. SONYC STRIDE's holistic and comprehensive approach offers the right balance of academics, arts and leadership, sports and recreation. 

ACADEMICS: Scholar Zone

  • Homework Help
  • Individualized Support

SPORTS AND FITNESS: Basketball, Swim Instruction and more

  • Basketball in our full-size gym
  • Swim instruction in our indoor pool
  • Other sports, as requested by students—including volleyball and badminton


  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Arts (theatre, dance, etc)
  • Technology club


  • Indoor and Outdoor Games
  • BookUP Literature Club
  • Photography
  • Field Trips and Special Events


  • Projects to help the community
  • Leadership activities

Youth in grades 6-8. Middle School participants must attend the program at least three days a week. Parental involvement is a critical element to the enrollment process and success of the STRIDE program.

Academic Year: Monday through Friday, 3:30 - 6:30pm.


To register all parents/guardians need to attend an orientation. At orientation we will do a program overview, answer any questions, and complete paperwork . Please RSVP for enrollment session by calling 212-475-5008 or replying to this email. If you would like to register your child but are unavailable to attend one of the sessions below, please call 212-475-5008. 

Required Paperwork:hool Enrollment Packet (English)

SONYC STRIDE After School Enrollment Packet (Chinese)

General Enrollment Form (English)

If you are unable to download and print the enrollment form, please stop by University Settlement's front desk at the Houston Street Center or call 212-475-5008 to request to have forms mailed to your residence.

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