AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The Club Wingspan afterschool model has been developed and refined over the years, and although programs may look similar on the outside, they are tailored specifically to each school community. This model owes its success to our Site Directors and assistants who facilitate daily program management, and our roster of talented teaching artists, who are able to focus on the arts instruction that they do best. Club Wingspan allows all students a chance to broaden their arts learning, and with classes like Rock Band, Karate, Mini Musical and Pop Art, you never know what to expect with each new semester of afterschool.
What is Club Wingspan?
Club Wingspan is an on-site afterschool program at your school! We offer arts enrichment activities for students every day that school is in session, and our programs run until 6PM. Wingspan Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and our programs are fully-insured.
Who is at my school?
Each Wingspan Arts afterschool program has a Site Director, who is on-site at your child’s school every day from school dismissal until 6PM, Monday – Friday. They are your Wingspan points of contact, and can be reached via email and cell phone when programs are in session.
Each Wingspan Arts class is led by one of our amazing Teaching Artists, who are working professional artists and educators.
Every program also has Site Assistants and Assistant Teaching Artists, who help supervise the guided play and structured activities before and after their enrichment classes, as well as providing support during their classes too!
After school hours are full of possibility for children. The possibility to be creative, a chance to socialize, time to unwind. Different children need different things, and children need different things at different times. Behind the smiling faces at Kids Orbit, a lot goes into training our staff to meet each child where he or she is with what he or she needs. We expect your child to enjoy our activities, but we will listen when your child tells us or shows us that what he or she would really enjoy is to read or draw, or sit and talk to a friend or a counselor. Our environment is non-competitive and stimulating, but not overstimulating.
Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School has a partnership with the program Kids Orbit, which is currently operated onsite at PS 9. A Kids Orbit staff member meets the PS 705 children at dismissal and walks them the three blocks down St. Marks Avenue to PS 9. For more information, please visit kidsorbit.com.
Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School also has a partnership with the Friends of Crown Heights afterschool program, sponsored by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Friends of Crown Heights supports the needs of working families in the community by creating a safe environment for students while parents work. Limited seats are available. Applications are processed in the order received.
Application packages must be picked up in person at the following address:
Friends of Crown Heights #2
671-675 Prospect Place
(Between Bedford & Franklin Avenues)
Trail Blazers is proud to offer hands-on after school programming to elementary and middle school students throughout New York City to promote critical thinking and a sense of wonder for the world around us. This program is offered 4 days a week, and it is centered on urban environmental issues and community environmental projects.
Throughout the program we emphasize:
- Helping students connect– to themselves, their peers, adults in their lives and their communities
- Caring for the local environment– your environment, your community
- Finding real-world solutions to local problems
- Building leadership skills and character
Trail Blazers also offers day camp for kids ages 4-12 and a 10% discount to P.S. 705 students.