Director: Cynthia Rivera
                 718-456-5437, ext. 242
                 718-366-7120, ext. 5205

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I.S. 77Q

976 Seneca Avenue

Ridgewood, NY 11385 

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Mon–Fri, In-Person 2:00 pm–5:30 pm,  Remote 2:15 pm-5:15 pm    •    Grades served: 6–8    •    Enrollment: 197      

Since September 2005, the I.S. 77 SONYC After-School Program has served approximately 150-200 children annually. Our program is open to Intermediate School youth of I.S. 77 and it operates Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:00PM-5:30PM, during the school calendar year. We also offer virtually programming Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:15pm to 5:15pm. In addition to our school year program, we offer a free summer camp. The GRYC Program is Free for all participants and is funded by the Department of Community Development. The participants are provided with free and healthy snacks daily. 

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. Participants are encouraged to complete Homework Help and staff members are available to assist when needed. 

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Educational Activities:

·    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

·    Beat/Music Making

·    Literacy (Comic Book or Theater Program) 

·    Creative Arts

Recreational Activities:

·    Dance

·    STEP

·    Soccer

·    Basketball

·    Football

·    Volleyball


Community Service Projects:

·    Trick or Treat UNICEF

·    Season Greeting Cards

·    Pajama Drive

·    Travel Size Toiletries


Virtual Special Events:

·      Escape the Room

·      Family Paint Party

·      Lip SNYC Battle

·      Dance Battle

·      Scavenger Hunt

·      Family Game Night

·      The After-School Olympics

·      Chocolate Making

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