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Director: Carmen I. Resto
                 718-456-5437, ext. 242
                 718-366-7120, ext. 5205
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I.S. 77Q

976 Seneca Avenue

Ridgewood, NY 11385 

Monday–Friday, 2:50pm–6pm    •    Grades served: 6–8    •    Enrollment: 200     

Since September 2005, the I.S. 77 SONYC After-School Program has served approximately 200 children annually. Our program is open to Intermediate School youth of I.S. 77 and it operates Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:50PM-6PM, during the school calendar year.


Our goal is to provide a learning environment that supports Department of Education performance. We provide a fun and safe environment for which students partake in educational, recreational, and creative activities. Our activities are designed to provide educational enrichment through Homework Help, Career Exploration, Leadership Development, Cheerleading, STEP, Chef it up, Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Snacks are provided for every child and special events are also planned.


Educational Activities:


Homework Help: Students are provided a quiet and supervised environment to complete school day tasks. Staff members are available to assist when needed and are in contact with daytime teachers to assure assignments are being completed.


STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) - In conjunction with the staff at IS 77, we have designed a program that runs hand in hand with school day learning and enhances lessons given during regular school hours.


Creative Arts: Students will implement creative art as a unique way of using language to describe, reflect on and analyze the world. The students write or talk about their own, or other works or performances. They develop an understanding of audience and purpose.


Builders Club/Teen Action/Leadership Development: Students are encouraged to use their leadership skills during lessons. The lessons will help each student be more confident when speaking out loud. The students will take part in different community services projects such as beautifying the school's garden this upcoming spring 2018. The Builder's Club is in charge of special events.



Career Exploration:

Students will read; write; create questions they have about their own career choices and interest. The participants will learn how to complete a high school or job application and research opportunities online. In addition, they will learn about budgeting, how to create a resume, cover letter, professional email and interviewing skills.



Homework Help Club, Builders Club, Boys Club, Girls Club, Drama Club, Dance Club, Cheerleading, STEP, and Chef it up.


Recreational Activities:

Basketball, Chess and Board Games, Flag Football, Foosball Tournaments, City Hikes, Integrated Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and a variety of sports tournaments.


Summer Camp Activities:

Arts & Crafts, Game Room, Indoor & Outdoor Play, Weekly Trips, MTA Trips, Olympic Day, Carnival Day, Game Show, Tournament of Champions, Music Appreciation (Instrumental, Vocal, Dance), Sports and other activities. 



Annual Canned Food Drive (donated to local food pantries), Annual Pajama Drive (donated to shelters), Movie Night, Family Game Night, After School Performance, Culture Night, Carnival Day, End of the Year Award Ceremony, and other parties.