Description: NIA’s comprehensive after-school programs provide participants with new skills and enrichments that help them grow into well-rounded and confident adults. We offer a safe, encouraging, and stimulating environment where youth can receive academic support, explore new things, and cultivate character and a positive self image.
NIA employs a holistic approach to help each youth develop his or her capabilities by designing activities that integrate positive youth development principles and skill development that broaden student abilities and support their emotional, social, academic, creative, and physical development. Youth provide input and actively participate in the planning, design, and implementation of our programs, an experience that both enhances their skills and contributes to building programs that are effective and relevant to their needs and aspirations.
Our programs provide activities such as:
Daily Homework Support
Arts Education – Like Music, Drama, Dance, and Visual Arts
Physical Education – Including sports, active games, and fitness
NIA takes pride in its ability to deliver high quality, high impact programs that have a clearly defined purpose. Key design elements of all NIA after-school programs include a broad range of age appropriate activities, hands-on projects; a strong connection between the program, the day school, and home; high-quality and well-trained staff; and a structured and fun environment.
We value our solid partnerships with the schools we serve through numerous initiatives including New York City's Comprehensive After-School System of NYC (COMPASS) that helps young people build knowledge, skills and self-confidence and nurtures their aspirations through a variety of high quality enrichment opportunities. We believe in open communication and consider our schools as partners in the program planning process. We aim to provide each with specific support services that align with their school’s focus or that they may not be otherwise able to offer to their students. The types of partnerships NIA forms generates benefits for the children and youth we serve. One of the most successful aspects of NIA after-school initiatives has been the focus on leveraging community partners to provide experiences that youth might not otherwise be able to access through the school day.
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|Brief Description: The staff persons who hold the valid certification in CPR and First Aid must have their certification available for review during their working hours at the program.|
|Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must each submit a medical statement on forms furnished by the Office or an approved equivalent from a health care provider:|
|Brief Description: before such person has any involvement in child care work.|
|Brief Description: a statement or summary of each applicant's employment history including, but not limited to, any relevant child-caring experience;|
|Brief Description: the names, addresses and day time telephone numbers of at least three acceptable references, other than relatives, at least one of whom can verify employment history, work record and qualifications, and at least one of whom can attest to the applicant's character, habits and personal qualifications to be a school-age child care program staff member;|
|Brief Description: a sworn statement by the applicant indicating whether, to the best of the applicant's knowledge, such applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in New York State or any other jurisdiction and fingerprint images as required to comply with the requirements of 413.4 of this Title; and|
|Brief Description: the information necessary to determine whether the applicant is the subject of an indicated report of child abuse and maltreatment as required by section 414.10(b)(i) of this Part.|
|Brief Description: the information necessary to determine whether the applicant is listed on the register of substantiated category one cases of abuse or neglect maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs, pursuant to Section 495 of the Social Services Law, as required by section 414.10(b)(1)(ii).|
|Brief Description: Each director and each staff person working an average of twenty (20) or more hours a week must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training every two years. Such training requirements shall also apply to any volunteer in such program who has the potential for regular and substantial contact with children.|
|Brief Description: Every director, teacher, and volunteer with the potential for regular and substantial contact with children in care must complete Office-approved training that complies with the federal minimum health and safety pre-service or three-month orientation period training requirements.|
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