After school program for middle schoolers

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

Enrichment Pre-Teen Teen

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

  • Young people can take part in programs for free.
  • Programs take place three hours each day, five days per week.

Who is eligible

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

How to apply

You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website.
  2. Select “Afterschool Programs” and click “Search”.
  3. Type “School’s Out New York City (SONYC)” into the “Keyword Search” box.
  4. Find programs in your area by entering your zip code, neighborhood, or borough, and clicking “Search”.

You can apply directly with the program you select.

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

How to get help

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

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Updated April 8, 2022