In 2014 PS/IS 268 partnered with the YWCA of Queens to provide a FREE comprehensive after school program for its middle school students, grades 6-8. The program is funded by the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and is called School's Out NYC or SONYC. The SONYC after school program offers physical activities such as basketball (girls and boys teams), Step, soccer,and martial arts, and Arts activities like dance, music, theater, and fashion. It also offers weekly hands-on project based STEM and literacy activities such as engineering, science lab, creative writing and journalism. The program starts out with snack time, and includes daily homework help time, as well as periods of special tutoring for city-wide Math and ELA exams, and for the Math regents.
SONYC programs begins each day at 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday thru Friday; September thru June. It is open to all MIDDLE SCHOOL students from PS/IS 268 only. Trips, Basketball games, and other activities are sometimes offered on weekends and on days that public schools are closed.
In 2017 the SONYC program hosted its first summer camp with the YWCA of Queens. This program ran for 5 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It offered many of the same activities that are given during the school year, in addition to weekly trips and outdoor activities.
To enroll your child in the SONYC after school program you may download the application by clicking on the hyperlink(s) noted below or you may obtain an enrollment form from the Main office of the school. For questions regarding this program please direct your call to (718) 206-3240, ext. 2041.
Enrollment application: Sonyc application.pdf
SONYC/YWCA Medical form: New Medical Form.docx
For information on the YWCA of Queens