All of our programs are instructed by qualified individuals and our instructors are motivated to create opportunities for all children to grow and excel, all while having fun at the same time.  

 

PreK  |   Elementary School  |  Middle School  |  Youth & Families   |   Young Adult   |  Adult

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We offer instruction according to developmentally appropriate practices based on the State Wide Common Core Learning Standards. We focus on promoting the cognitive, physical, and, social emotional development of the children we serve. Our curriculum is based on the principle that children learn best when they are engaged in hands on project based activities. We are the first step on the pathway to college and career readiness. All of our children are well prepared when they enter Kindergarten.

Learn more about our FREE Pre-K Program

 
Grades K-5 Free After School Programs
 

The COMPASS elementary model caters to the “whole child” in kindergarten through 5th grade. Beyond STEM learning, it strives to integrate literacy into all instruction and offers homework help, basic arts instruction, and physical activity, including nutritional programming to promote healthy living. Our programs, located throughout Queens, are offered

up to three hours each day, five days per week.

View each of the K-5 after school sites.

 
Grades 6-8 After School Program
 

COMPASS NYC’s middle school model, renamed SONYC (School’s Out New York City), serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Structured like clubs, the model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service. We have more

than a dozen programs throughout Queens

that are offered up to three hours each day,

five days per week.

View each of the 6-8 after school sites.

 
Beacon Program

The Beacon Programs at I.S. 93 and I.S. 204 are school-based community centers serving children 6 years of age and older, including High School students and Adults. Funded by the NYC/DYCD they are offered free of charge to all participants. The program operates in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends, as well as, during school holidays, and vacation periods—including summer. Our mission is to provide opportunities to enhance and acquire new skills, promote social interaction and physical activity, and give back to the community.

Learn more about the Beacon at IS 93.

Learn more about the Beacon at IS 204.

 
Intern + Earn Program
 

At the GRYC's Intern + Earn Program, we believe that everyone wants to be a success and has the potential to become one.  Our mission is to connect young people with a paid-internship opportunity as part of developing their professional work experience and guiding them toward a career path.  You are welcome to come as you are knowing that you will not leave the same!"

Learn more about the YAIP.

 
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
 

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.  Our agency hosts one of the largest programs in NYC and has recently expanded to the full-year model.  SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth.  Youth can apply for the program online or at The GRYC during the application period.  Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

Learn more about the SYEP.

 
Adult Literacy Program
 

The Adult Literacy Program, which was recently funded for expansion, provides full instructional and support services to anyone over the age of 16 who is not enrolled or required to be enrolled in school and who is unable to speak, read and/or write the English language well enough to participate in education or training programs conducted in English.  The program connects participants to a range of reading, writing, English-language and high school equivalency/General Educational Development (GED) Tests preparation programs.

Learn more about the adult literacy program.

 
Grades K-5 For Fee
After School Programs
 

The COMPASS elementary model caters to the “whole child” in kindergarten through 5th grade. Beyond STEM learning, it strives to integrate literacy into all instruction and offers homework help, basic arts instruction, and physical activity, including nutritional programming to promote healthy living. Our programs, located throughout Queens, are offered

up to three hours each day, five days per week.

View each of the for fee K-5 after school sites.