After-School Education

BCS’s child and youth after-school programs support students (K-12) and give them a greater opportunity to succeed in future academic, social and economic endeavors.

Gary Klinsky Children’s Centers (GKCC)

Gary Klinsky Children’s Centers  [Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, and Brownsville]. GKCC supports young students (K to 5) through afterschool and summer programs that prepare them for middle school.  These afterschool programs provide 3 ½ hours a day of additional class time using a thematic curriculum that supports academic enrichment with STEM and literacy programming. The summer programs provide 5 to 10 hours of similar academically enriching activities.

Youth Stand Academy

Youth Stand Academy is an academic enrichment program that provides scholastic and life skills support for middle school youth (grades 6 to 8.)  In partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the Youth Stand Academy provides a curriculum designed to promote educational enrichment teaching literacy, critical thinking, creativity in the arts, and leadership skills through service learning and community engagement.

Youth Stand Academy staff includes:

  • Highly skilled & experienced teachers
  • Every class has a teacher and a teaching assistant
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Top-notch volunteers who share their skills and support
  • Teaching artists and coaches

Participation in the program enables youth to form bonds with their peers and staff members that will last a lifetime.

East New York Family Academy

2057 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(929) 345-0556

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