School’s Out NYC (SONYC)

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School’s Out NYC (SONYC)  is an afterschool program for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. SONYC activities include dance, music, sports, fashion, cooking, and more.


  • Cost: Free
  • Who: All NYC students, in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, are eligible to enroll
  • When: Program times vary
  • Location: Throughout NYC; search Discover DYCD to find a location near you
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You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website
  2. Click “Show Advanced Search” in the “Basic Search” box
  3. Select “COMPASS Programs” in the “All Programs Box” the a SONYC program from the “All Sub-programs” menu

You can also enroll your child in a SONYC program, contact the program staff at your child’s school.