BCS After School Programs

YWCA NYC (Grades 6-8) + Inspiring Minds NYC (Grades 9-12)

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Dear Brooklyn Collaborative Studies Families,

As we look ahead to 2023, we encourage you to enroll your child in one of our amazing after school programs that are free for all students. The programs are from 3:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

What a wonderful opportunity for students to learn a new skill, make new friends, discover a passion, participate in a safe and supportive environment, promote their physical health, have fun, and so much more!!

For our Lower Grades students (6-8), we are delighted to have partnered with the YWCA NYC for the past 9 years to bring students a rich variety of clubs offerings, including cooking, film, podcasting, dance, STEM, chess/legos, art, and soccer, academic support, workshops, and field trips. Please email Director Ashley (ashley@bcs448.org) or stop by Office 405 for more information or to sign. Your child can stay for one day or all five days.

For our Upper Grades (9-12), we are excited by our new partnership with Inspiring Minds NYC to offer students boxing, music, cooking, film, art, cosmetology, SAT Prep, drumming, and drama. Please email Director Fox (fox@bcs448.org) or stop by Office 410 for more information or to sign up. You can stay for one day or all days. Students can build their resume for college and career with extracurricular activities!


Art Club

Students learned how to paint a turkey for Thanksgiving and holiday ornaments.


Who knew STEM, and specifically physics, could be so much fun? Students did! This DYI catapult design was an awesome STEM activity!

Students are engaged in an interdisciplinary STEM and Art project called Skeleton Hand. They took a dive into the skeletal system, combining science with art. Students traced their hands, added see-through bones to their picture, and made their own skeleton hand.

Dance Club

Dancers were introduced to the Electric Slide. Rooted in black culture, very widely known, accessible, adaptable, and inclusive. If you are seeing double; it's on purpose!!

Podcasting Club + Photography Club

Students are being introduced into "world" of podcasting and photography.


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