The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life.
We are a non-profit organization and one of the largest providers of school-based afterschool programs in New York City and the metropolitan region. We impact more than 20,000 students from over 100 sites in grades K-12 typically in underserved neighborhoods. Programs run before or after the school day, year-round (including Saturdays, over the summer, and holiday periods).
Our kindergarten through 5th grade programs combine a focus on fun activities with literacy development, in a setting that emphasizes social-emotional growth.
The underlying structure of this model is the building of the social-emotional skills in our students through a leadership initiative focused on youth engagement. Social-emotional learning is integrated in all activities (sports, arts, STEAM, academic enrichment, Middle School Today, High School Tomorrow, College Access programs) for 7th graders as well as service learning activities.
This support begins with our highly successful research-based Summer Academy that prepares students for the rigors of their high school schedule. Our High School Today, College Tomorrow (HSTCT) program follows a 4-year plan leading to the successful completion of high school.
New York Edge is an approved vendor for New York City Department Of Education to provide College Access For All programming in public schools serving over 6,000 students.
Our schools offer a comprehensive, integrated approach that extends hours, services, and partnerships for traditional public schools. Each Community School program is designed to support the unique needs of that school community.
Open for 6 days a week (including evenings, Saturdays and holiday programming for school-age students, high school students, young adults, and adults), Beacons are school-based afterschool initiatives for K-12 students that promote positive development for all participants, families and community residents by creating a trusted neighborhood hub. Opportunities are available for all to improve skills and their personal and family well-being.
Our Instructional Steering Committee comprised of New York Edge curriculum specialists with expertise in various academic disciplines (ELA, math, special education, physical education, arts, STEAM) will work with school administration to identify and/or design New York Edge approved distinct curriculum and theme yearly.