Afterschool for middle schoolers

School's Out NYC (SONYC) | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Enrichment Pre-Teen Teen

SONYC is an afterschool program for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. SONYC activities include dance, music, sports, fashion, cooking, and more.

  • Programs are offered to young people for free
  • Programs are offered three hours each day, five days per week

Am I Eligible?

All NYC students, in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, are eligible to enroll in SONYC programs.


I'm Ready To Apply

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.


How Can I Get Help?

  • Visit the SONYC website to learn more.
  • Call DYCD Youth Connect at 800-246-4646 for more information.
  • Call or visit the afterschool program staff at your child’s school for more information.

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