Department of Youth & Community Development
Students can join one of hundreds of free afterschool programs in NYC through COMPASS NYC. COMPASS programs can offer homework help, sports, arts, and more. They are free and located all over the city. COMPASS NYC has hundreds of programs for young people in kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs are offered to young people for free Programs are three hours each day, five days per week, including on school holidays. All NYC students, in kindergarten to 12th grade, are eligible to enroll in COMPASS programs.
After School Care
To enroll your child in a COMPASS NYC program, contact the afterschool program staff at your child\u2019s school. You can also use Discover DYCD with the "afterschool" filter to see what programs are near your home. You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started: Go to the Discover DYCD website. Select "afterschool programs" in the category field. Enter your borough and neighborhood, or zip code to begin searching. Search online To enroll your child in a COMPASS NYC program, contact the program staff at your child\u2019s school. Call 311 Ask for Comprehensive After School Program assistance. Visit the COMPASS website to learn more. Visit the Discover DYCD website to learn more about all of the programs COMPASS NYC offers. 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. Visit your child's school Speak with an afterschool program staff at your child's school for more information.
eligibility Youth (14+)
blurb Afterschool programs for students
eligibility Children (0-13)