HANAC's SONYC Middle School Program is primarily funded by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and focuses on a holistic approach to serve as a pathway to success for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
SONYC Middle School Programming
Location: St. Demetrios 30-03 30th Drive Astoria, NY 11102 Tel: 718-728-1754
Monday - Friday
3 pm - 6 pm from September to June
HANAC's SONYC Middle School Program is primarily funded by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and focuses on a holistic approach to serve as a pathway to success for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Activities are offered that provide students with the support necessary to approach their grade level learning in order to remain competitive in society and to ensure that they are prepared for high school and beyond.
The program's "club" like structure is crucial to its appeal to middle school students, as they have "choices' in activities and have an active role as stakeholders. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) is incorporated throughout the programming in order to foster academic support, raise expectations and confidence as well as to assist youth explore their interests. The program design is formulated to foster academic, social and emotional competencies and physical well-being in a safe and nurturing environment.
Youth leadership and community engagement is also a highlight of the program. HANAC believes that engaging parents and other caretakers to support HANAC and school staff is crucial to the SONYC program's success.
This program is open to the first 75 middle school aged students who apply.
Test prep skills
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