High School Programs

Learn the fundamentals of West African Dance with live drumming. This is an excellent opportunity for community members to gather, dance, and get to know one another. Great exercise too!

Apr 24 2022
  • Appropriate for: Teens and adults
  • Dates: April 24 - June 12, 2022 (Weekly on Sundays - 6 sessions)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Artist Spot
09th Grade

NECS partners with 100cameras to provide an 8-week photography workshop. This program is designed to inspire young people to “exercise their eye” with the camera.

Apr 25 2022
  • Appropriate for: 6th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: April 25 - June 20, 2022 (Weekly on Mondays - 8 sessions) excluding May 30
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Era Creative Space
06th Grade

EmpowerED supports high-school-aged young women in developing the knowledge, skills, and capacities to develop strong and healthy identities; to engage in healthy interpersonal relationships; and to be champions of their own and others’ equality, respect, and safety as leaders in their communities.

Oct 04 2022
  • Appropriate for: 9th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: October 4th (First Tuesday of the Month - Ongoing)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
09th Grade

Program dedicated to inspire children and youth to become social agents by engaging with the magic of theatre. We maintain a commitment to develop in each child a keen sense of moral leadership alongside their artistic achievements.

Oct 08 2022
  • Appropriate for: Teens & College
  • Dates: Oct 8 - Feb 11, 2023 (Saturdays - 20 sessions)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Church Of The Assumption
07th Grade

In this 8-week introductory class, students will learn techniques that will enable them to capture the essence of the person they are photographing.

Jan 12 2023
  • Appropriate for: 7th to 10 th Grade
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 9, 2023 (Thursdays - 8 sessions)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Era Creative Space
07th Grade

Students will learn how to conceptualize, shoot and edit a video project as they shoot two original projects and pre-production planning–scripting, storyboarding to production–directing skills, shooting, interviewing, crew protocols to post-production–editing on Adobe Premiere, etc.

Mar 27 2023
  • Appropriate for: 7th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2023 (Mondays and Wednesdays - 16 sessions)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Era Creative Space
08th Grade

Trusting one’s own voice to sing out loud, understanding the power of words through song, encouraging expressing oneself with words from the soul. Understanding teamwork.

Mar 27 2023
  • Appropriate for: 8th Grade to Young Adults
  • Dates: Jan 9 - Jun 5, 2023 (Mondays)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peekskill Prebysterian Church
08th Grade

AfroFusion Dance is a unique blend of traditional and modern day African derived movement. Students will learn popular Afrobeats moves and classic West African steps from dances like Kuku, Manjani, and Sunu.

Mar 27 2023
  • Appropriate for: 6th to 10th Grade
  • Dates: Mar 20 - Jun 5, 2023 (Mondays - 10 Sessions)
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Antonia Arts Academy
07th Grade

This youth-led program, focusing on healthy self-esteem and moral leadership, provides a safe space for young girls to learn about issues of concern to girls, explore inspiring literature, and creative expression through the arts.

Mar 31 2023
  • Appropriate for: 7th to 9th Grade
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Jun 2, 2023 (Fridays & Some Saturdays)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Era Creative Space
07th Grade
Apr 01 2023
  • Dates: Coming soon
Church Of The Assumption
06th Grade

We will provide a safe space for young men to come together and learn about issues of concern to boys through social interaction, topic discussions, field trips, and fitness at the Be First Boxing Gym.

Apr 01 2023
  • Appropriate for: 9th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: Jan 14 - Jun 3, 2023 (Saturdays - 8 sessions)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Be First Boxing Gym
09th Grade

During this 10-week workshop, students will be creative and make dialogue prompts and improv to create an act.

Apr 15 2023
  • Appropriate for: 5th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: Apr 15 - Jun 18, 2023 (Saturdays)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
05th Grade
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NECS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates with limited resources, relying on support from the community to sustain our programming. Because we know there are families in need, we offer a sliding scale for program fees. While we don’t require supporting documents to demonstrate financial hardship, we do ask that families pay as much as they can afford. This is what enables us to offer our programs to families in more difficult financial situations.

NECS’ program fees help to cover the expenses of running the program and allow us to provide scholarships and sliding scale fees. We will not be able to offer honor-based sliding scale discounts to those in need if those who can afford the fee choose to pay a discounted amount. When registering for a program, please select the highest fee your family can afford.

NECS will never turn away a family due to an inability to pay. If you require additional financial assistance beyond the sliding scale, please email us or contact Ridvan Foxhall at (914) 930-1777. Para asistencia en español, envíenos un correo electrónico o llame a Arianna Hurtado al (914) 930-1777.
NECS will never turn away a family due to an inability to pay. By sponsoring a program or participant, you help us further our mission of inspiring stronger communities through creative programs.
If you withdraw three weeks or more prior to the program start date, your payment will be refunded. If you withdraw one to three weeks before the start date, your payment can be credited toward a future program at no cost or refunded with a 10% cancellation fee. If withdrawal is requested within one week of the start date and we are able to fill the spot, the same policy applies. However, if we are unable to fill the spot, we cannot credit or refund the workshop. Credits may be used for any NECS program within 18 months of the credit date. Credits not used within 18 months will be converted to charitable donations. Within the 18 month period, if you opt to convert a credit into a refund, the 10% cancellation fee will be assessed at that time.