SONYC Center Based Tween Program

Starts: Sep 19, 2023,    Ends: Jun 15, 2024

Our SONYC Center Based Tween program engages youth from several local schools, including MS. 244, MS. 95, MS. 368, and M.S. 141 among others.  SONYC Tweens offers local 6th, 7th, and 8th graders a hot meal nightly, later evening hours, and merged offerings with our Teen and College Directions Programs.  Students from all local middle schools are welcome!

We operate for 38 weeks during the school year including most school breaks.  Program runs from Monday-Friday 3-7:30 pm (until 9pm for older middle school youth), and Saturdays from 11am-3pm.   Weekly activity offerings include a wide variety of leadership opportunities, recreational outlets, arts initiatives, technology skill building, and both social and academic support. 

Activities include:

  • Homework Help and Tutoring
  • Robotics and Engineering
  • Gaming and Technology Space
  • Dance and Fitness
  • Leadership
  • Early College Awareness
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Drama and Poetry
  • Photography and Cooking
  • Girl's and Guy's Groups
  • Tween Council
  • Individual Counseling
  • Field Trips
  • Free dinner every night!
  • Access to later evening Teen activities and Teen Center events

Tween Program Schedule

Please enjoy these short films that were created by our SONYC Tween participants in partnership with DREAM (Dare to Revitalize Education thru Arts and Education):

H.I.N.Y.C. (Homeless In NYC)

Exploring The World

Contact People

Veronica Pazmino
Youth Program Assistant
Jessica Cuevas
Director of Tween/Teen Center