Students can join one of hundreds of free after school programs in NYC through Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS). COMPASS programs can offer homework help, sports, arts, and more. They are free and located all over the city.


  • Cost: Free
  • Who: All NYC students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible
  • When: Times vary depending on the COMPASS program
  • Location: Throughout NYC; search Discover DYCD to find a location near you
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  • To enroll your child in a COMPASS NYC program, contact the after school program staff at your child’s school.
  • You can also use Discover DYCD with the “afterschool” filter to see what programs are near your home.