Staten Island JCC: It’s Time to Try Something New!
As we get ready to begin a new school year, parents are wondering how they can help their kids thrive and grow. It might just be time to try something new!
Parents are turning to community centers like the Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island that offer a wide array of extracurricular activities—such as music, sports, swimming, and more—so that kids can try out different hobbies and learn new skills in a fun environment.
Sports and recreation programs help build healthy lifestyles from a young age. In the JCC’s basketball, soccer, tennis, and aquatics programs, kids at all levels of experience can stay active while developing a healthy mentality towards success.
Creative extracurricular activities—like the JCC’s music, dance, and art classes—are another wonderful option for parents looking to help their kids flourish. With opportunities to express themselves in a nurturing environment, children can explore their creative sides and build new skills outside of a traditional school setting.
After school programs give children the opportunity to focus on the activities at hand while cultivating relationships offline with their peers and mentors. This is more important than ever as kids miss out on in-person connections in an increasingly screen-based culture.
Extracurricular activities help kids and teens become a part of a community. In the JCC’s iTeens program, teens from high schools across the island meet up for fun and games in a safe environment and work on community service projects that help them make a difference. The JCC also offers School’s Out programs that bring kids together for special activities outside of the classroom!
After school programs like those available at the JCC empower kids to learn and grow together in a supportive community.
With a new school year beginning, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your kids involved in something new! For more information about youth programs at the JCC, visit sijcc.org.
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