Interact with your neighbors, friends and community leaders. Get involved with after-school programs and meet like-minded people.

Cornerstone Youth

Engaging, high-quality, year-round programs located at 94 NYCHA Community Centers, offering sports, arts, media, computers, and homework help. Every summer, Cornerstones offer free programming and extended hours for teens and adults.

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Beacon Youth Programs

Beacon programs are school-based community centers serving children age 6-17. There are currently 80 Beacons operating in the afternoons and evenings, on weekends, and during school holidays and summer vacation

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Kids in Motion

Free activities for youth and kids at parks and playgrounds, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, board games, water games and more.

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PAL Sports Leagues

Free sports training and organized leagues for youth ages 6-19 in almost every sport, from baseball, basketball and soccer to track and field, floor hockey, double-dutch and karate. PAL’s Cops and Kids engages police officers to mentor, coach and compete with young participants for lasting and positive relationships.

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PAL Playstreets

Streets and public spaces staffed and programmed with athletic and recreational activities, arts and crafts for young people ages 6-16 for six weeks each summer.

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NYC Parks and Recreation

Free or low cost access to fitness centers and programming including sports tournaments, swimming lessons, dance classes and computer workshops.

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Youth Swim Team

Competitive swimming for young people 6-18, culminating in the Five Borough Swimming Championship in August.

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