SONYC Supervisor: Susie DiStefano
Program Director: Marilyn Torres
Office: 718-477-4500 ext. 2041
Address: 528 Academy Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10307
Agency ID/SACC#: 709763
Regular Program Hours
Monday – Friday 2:15pm – 6:00pm
DYCD Registered Holiday Dates
Students will learn to create short animated films using Go! Animate computer software. They will manipulate characters, settings, props, and the camera to develop cinematic stories.
Students learn the basics of Basketball by running drills and working together as a team. These skills will be developed, monitored, and put to the test during 3 on 3 basketball tournaments.
Students develop engaging STEM projects using Curiosity Machine: an online learning platform where children are inspired and equipped to create their own inventions with the support of trained and qualified mentors.
Students will discover their own innate capacity for the communication of ideas, thoughts, and feelings through the medium of dance, while simultaneously enjoying the associative physical activity.
Students learn the importance of mastering public speaking, projection, and presence while performing a stage production of the “Annie.”
Students learn the basics and rule of Flag Football by running drills and working together as a team. These skills will be developed, monitored, and put to the test during a culminating scrimmage game at the end of the week.
Students learn the basics of Floor Hockey by running drills and working together as a team. These skills will be developed, monitored, and put to the test during scrimmage games near the end of each session.
Students will demonstrate the ability to organize musical ideas and sounds creatively with the computer program, Garage Band. Participants will be able to demonstrate proper care and handling of media and equipment in all formats. By the end of the program, students will have created their own digital, musical masterpiece.
Using the website “generationOn.org,” students will be inspired and equipped to mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through fun and engaging service projects.
Kids as Critics
Students watch motivational documentary films and have a class discussion about subjects related to the film. Topics include social equality, gender equality, sexuality, bullying, art, history, the environment, and many more.
Students are transformed into reporters and editors, in order to publish their own classroom blog. Students will work together as a unit to spark civic engagement projects and conversations, while learning and writing about culture, diversity, and morality from stories found in legitimate online publications.
Students learn the rules and fundamentals of Volleyball by running drills and working together as a team. These skills will be developed, monitored, and put to the test during 5 on 5 Volleyball tournaments.
Students get a thorough workout through this fun mixture of dancing and aerobics.