After-school programs give students opportunities to learn skills, explore their interests, and discover new things. Most programs are free.

Find Programs

There are more than 900 programs serving K-12 students throughout NYC. To find an after-school program, visit the Department of Youth and Community Development website. Through the Comprehensive After-School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC), programs are free and are located in schools, community centers, religious institutions, public housing and recreational facilities throughout NYC. For more information on applying for City-funded after-school programs:


  • Talk to your school principal to ask about after-school programs at your school.
  • For more information on after-school programs, email