According to a national research survey, America After 3PM, conducted in 2014 by the Afterschool Alliance non-profit organization, more than 20% of kids--over 11 million youth--are left home alone after school everyday in the United States.
At North Shore Youth Council, we believe that after school hours should be for growth, socialization, and learning--not engaging in destructive behaviors. We recognize that positive intervention in middle school-age youth during this interval of the day is crucial to promoting healthy development and encouraging a substance-free lifestyle. That's why NSYC offers support and enrichment for pre-teens beyond the school bell in the form of after school recreation programs in the Mt. Sinai and Rocky Point School Districts, serving families five days a week when school is in session, Monday thru Friday, from dismissal to 6:00 PM.
Our afternoon programs encourage middle schoolers to: +Exhibit autonomy +Establish personal goals +Be active decision makers +Nurture their positive attributes +Create, plan, and implement program offerings and activities +Appropriately socialize with their peers and adults +Gain confidence to take on leadership roles +Develop their potential to become role models +Contribute to their communities +Feel a sense of belonging
Click on the following links to learn more about our Middle School programs in your district.
North Shore Youth Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community-based organization, funded in part by the Town of Brookhaven, the County of Suffolk, the State of New York, the North Shore Consortium, and public and private donations.
P.O. Box 1286, Rocky Point, NY 11778
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm Visit us in the portables on the grounds of the Joseph A. Edgar School in Rocky Point.