College Prep in Afterschool
Communities Empowering Youth
Out-of-School Time Initiative
Nets Explorers Program
With funding from the Barclays Nets Community Alliance, PASE launched the 2012 Nets Explorers – a program that provided 4 th-6 th graders, attending Brooklyn-based afterschool programs, with experiential learning activities that explored different Brooklyn neighborhoods and exposed them to the rich assets in these areas. The activities focused on building skills essential for success including critical thinking, technology literacy, ability to collaborate and work in teams, creativity, communication, and more! The five afterschool programs that completed the program are:
- Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Inc. at PS 106 (Bushwick)
- Flatbush Development Corp (Flatbush)
- Marks Jewish Community House (Bensonhurst)
- Millennium Development at PS 115 (Canarsie)
- Sunset Bay Community Services-Warren Street Center (Gowanus)
Each of these programs received the Nets Explorers Curriculum Guidebook, developed by PASE and aligned with Common Core Standards; Training and technical assistance to support successful implementation of the program; a stipend to help cover some costs of program implementation; and tools to help with evaluation of the program. Additionally, almost 100 young people showcased their successes at The Nets Explorers Expo -- a Brooklyn-wide culminating event that brought together all of the agencies at St. Francis College. The event also served as a resource fair to connect the afterschool programs, youth and families to Brooklyn-based cultural and educational institutions. Organizations that participated in the resource fair included the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and the New York Transit Museum.
Nets Explorers Expo Photo Gallery – Coming Soon!
The Nets Explorer's Program is funded by:
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