The Hunters Point AfterSchool Program at Hunter’s Point Community Middle School enrolls 100 students in grades 6-8. The program is funded by DYCD (Department of Youth & Community Development) and is FREE for students who attend HPCMS. The program runs Monday to Friday, 2:40pm-5:45pm, but during the winter months, dismissal is at 5:30pm. The program provides a variety of activities such as homework help, leadership development, physical education, book clubs, STEM activities to entice students to attend.
Students in each of the grades have the opportunity to explore college choices. The 8th grade Afterschool group has an overnight college trip. Past trips have included Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Binghamton, and Princeton.
For more information about Hunters Point Afterschool Program, please call 718-609-3000 Ext. 1152 or view Hunter’s Point website here. Samantha Perman directs the Afterschool program at HPCMS.
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“I would like to let you know that the 82nd Street After School Program is one of the best thing that helped my daughter’s transition from Elementary School to Middle School.
1) Did my child benefit from participating in the program?
My daughter used to be so shy, introvert and a follower. Now, I am so happy to see her bloom into a different person. She’s full of life, happy and full of confidence that replicates a true leader! She never wants to miss a day of school and After School. She had an almost-complete attendance (missed 1 day because I had to take her for a scheduled Dental extraction of her baby-teeth). The schedule is so beneficial for me too because I work from 9 to 5 and the program ends at 6 which is perfect for me to pick her up.
2) Were the 82SA staff able to support my child’s needs?
The After School Program is such a big Homework help. Ms. Andrea (her After School teacher) is such an angel. The most impressive thing that I can never forget is her chasing around my daughter’s academic teachers to make sure all her homework was done and submitted. I salute her dedication! She gives credit where credit is due, and takes action if kids needs extra attention (discipline). One day while I was busy doing our monthly bills, Ella approached me and said, “Mommy, let me help you with that, Ms. Andrea has been teaching us how to handle money and how to budget.” I was amazed and very impressed!
3) What would I change about the program in the year to come?
Honestly, I can’t think of anything negative to change your wonderful program (maybe add more fruits for snacks?) You’re giving me FREE Afterschool Program and my child is very happy. I am a very satisfied and happy parent!
Kudos to all of you!”
Emelyn Victoriano- Sanchez, Mother of Ellamarie Sanchez Class 601