May 22, 2024

10 things to remember from a Free Program for Grades K Through 8 in New York City

Mayor Eric Adams participates in an anti-violence bowling event geared towards youth hosted by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 70th Police Precinct. Funfest Bowling Center, Brooklyn. Monday, April 10, 2023. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
Mayor Eric Adams participates in an anti-violence bowling event geared towards youth hosted by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 70th Police Precinct. Funfest Bowling Center, Brooklyn. Monday, April 10, 2023. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

With summer fast approaching, many working parents are concerned about finding reliable care and enrichment for their children during the long break. Recognizing the importance of keeping kids safe and engaged, Summer Rising, a free program for New York City public school students in Grades K through 8, offers a solution for families in need. Below are ten things you should absolutely remember.

1- Summer Rising is a free program for New York City public school students in Grades K through 8.

2- The program aims to combat learning loss, which can be up to 40% during the summer months.

3- It offers a full day (8am to 6pm) of in-person academics, social-emotional learning, art activities, field trips, and sports.

4- Last summer’s activities included the “World Explorer” program and various field trips to places like the Bronx Zoo and Lincoln Center.

5- The session runs from July 5th to August 18th for Grades K-5, and from July 5th to August 11th for Grades 6-8.

6- All participants receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack, and students with disabilities receive necessary support.

7- Priority for the 110,000 Summer Rising seats is given to students in temporary housing, foster care, and those with a 12-month IEP.

8-The enrollment deadline is May 1st, with seat allocation notifications sent approximately one week after the deadline.

9-The program provides a safe environment for learning, socializing, and experiencing NYC attractions at no cost to families.

10-Children born in 2020 and living in NYC are eligible for the city’s free 3-K programs this Fall, with applications available at www.myschools.nyc.

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