August 25, 2020
In order to reflect the breadth of services that are continuing to expand at Greenwich House After-School and Summer Arts Camp, the program has been renamed the Greenwich House Youth Community Center. Youth programming and supports at Greenwich House have long been represented by more than after-school and camp programming, and as families need more support navigating challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic the timing is right for a name that conveys the range of work Greenwich House does to meet the needs of young people in our neighborhood. The newly expanded Center will be led by Omar Amores, who has directed youth programming at Greenwich House for the past eight years.
The first new development at the Greenwich House YCC is the Student Enrichment Program, which is set to launch this September and will provide flexible school-day education and enrichment supports for local families as they adapt to dynamic school schedules and learning models. The Student Enrichment Program features weekday programming from 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with daily instructor-supported activities to include study hall and homework help, physical activity (outdoors when possible), and a variety of engaging arts and science enrichment projects.
Each week, participants will be assigned learning pods of 6-10 students in their age group, with pods assigned to a specific room supported by 1 – 2 dedicated teachers. COVID-19 health and safety protocols – honed over six weeks of successful Greenwich House summer camp programming – will be in place to keep students, families and communities as protected as possible. Learn more and register here.
“Throughout our history, Greenwich House has risen to the occasion to meet the evolving needs of the community, and today is no different.” says Darren Bloch, CEO and Executive Director of Greenwich House. “I’m thrilled to support our team of experienced and caring youth development professionals as we build on our legacy of engaging and enriching youth programming.”
Director of Greenwich House Youth Community Center, Omar Amores, looks forward to the future of the program. “It has been an honor serving our community these past eight years and we are extremely excited to expand our horizons into full-day programming throughout the school year. We want to do whatever we can to support our families in these difficult times.”
The Greenwich House Youth Community Center will continue providing after-school programming and holiday camps throughout the school year, and will continue to explore new youth development opportunities that can support students, families and our broader community. For more info about these programs visit Greenwich House Youth Community Center.