The Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) integrates the best Out-of-School Time (OST) practices with the unprecedented expansion of SONYC (School’s Out New York City) afterschool programs serving the City’s middle school students. Programs are offered at no cost to young people and are strategically located in public and private schools, community centers, religious institutions, public housing, and recreational facilities throughout the City. COMPASS NYC aims to help youth build skills to support their academic achievement, raise their confidence, and cultivate their leadership skills through service learning and other civic engagement opportunities. SONYC serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Structured like clubs, the model offers youth choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service. NYC becomes the classroom through trips and opportunities for instruction beyond the traditional facilities.


Please be advised that seats for both the elementary and middle school afterschool programs are filling up fast, so please complete the full enrollment process with the program you selected as quickly as possible. If a program reaches full enrollment, and you haven’t already fully completed the enrollment process, you may be placed on a waiting list.



After School Program Finder

You can also use our online application:

To apply for a COMPASS elementary school afterschool program, click here.
To apply for a SONYC middle school afterschool program, click here.