after school program

On-Site After School Program
New for 2015-16, Grand Street Settlement will be offering FREE on-site after school programs for NEST+m students in grades 6-8. The name of the program is SONYC @ NEST+m, and the program is one of seventeen after school programs overseen by Grand Street Settlement, a non-profit organization focused on youth and community development since 1916.

SONYC @ NEST+m Program Offerings and Application Form
SONYC @ NEST+m will run Monday-Friday from 2:45-6:00 starting Wednesday, September 9th and ending June 25th 2016. SONYC is offering some great FREE programming this year; please see the program flyer here: SONYC NEST+m Program Flyer.

Also, please fill out and SIGN the participant application and return to Room 257 at school as soon as possible to secure your spot: DYCD Common Enrollment Form. You can also fill out this form, sign it, scan it and send it as a .pdf attachment to

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Director of SONYC @ NEST+m Derek Oslund via email at

You can also get more information at their website:


Alternative Off-campus Programs (pick up at NEST+m)

  • Gilsports: A basic sports program for children from K–6, Gilsports picks up students from NEST+m on Friday afternoons and takes them by bus to playing fields and skating rinks around the city. 718-499-2093
  • 14th Street Y: Offering after-school activities such as art, cooking, theater, and swimming, the 14th Street Y picks up students daily from NEST+m.  212-780-0800, ext 258.
  • Henry Street Settlement: The Henry Street Settlement, located on the Lower East Side, just blocks from NEST+m, will pick up students and take them to their After Care at 301 Henry Street, which offers snacks, homework help, and various activities on all school days.
  • Beyond Martial Arts: BMA, located just a few blocks away from NEST+m on Houston and Attorney Sts, picks up students (K to 8th grade) after school, and offers supervised homework time, a snack, and martial arts classes.

Alternative Off-campus Programs (parents must provide their own transportation):
The following are some of the after-school programs and classes that are nearby, but do not offer transportation from NEST+m.