Archive for May, 2020

Actor and Musician Steven Van Zandt Reflects on His Incredible Career, Marriage and TeachRock

Posted on: May 26th, 2020 by New York Edge No Comments

Closer Weekly,

Why are you teaming with New York Edge to give NYC students new programming? 

To reach their 100,000 students. Our music history curriculum (available at teachrock.org) has almost 200 lessons online, and we’ve registered 30,000 teachers. We’re already prepared for everybody homeschooling now! We exist to help teachers with tools and fun lessons that meet school standards. Read the full article here.

What will NYC kids do this summer?

Posted on: May 26th, 2020 by New York Edge No Comments

City & State NY, May 11, 2020

Summer camps and public beaches in New York City could close. The city’s public pools have already been shuttered for the summer. And despite receiving some backlash, New York City’s summer youth employment program will probably remain canceled.

The summer is shaping up to be a somber experience for the city’s youth as the COVID-19 crisis drags on. Some programs, such as summer camps, are nearly impossible to implement in a way that allows children to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other. And as the city and state face massive budget shortfalls, funding programs to keep kids engaged is not a top priority for elected officials. Read the full article here.

Afterschool Programs Help NYC Kids ‘Rock Out’ Across the Boroughs

Posted on: May 3rd, 2020 by New York Edge No Comments

The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping thousands of underprivileged New York City school students from virtually ‘rocking out’ across the five boroughs after-school. Read the full article here.

New York Edge Asks City Council to Resist Call for Cuts to Summer Programs

Posted on: May 3rd, 2020 by New York Edge No Comments

Following school closures in March, the organization has successfully moved its programming online, and is positioned to provide virtual enrichment if gathering in large groups is not permitted by summer. Read the full article here.