High School Programs

Join us for this 9-week workshop where the past inspires participants to create works of song, dance, spoken word, and drama that celebrate a future of inclusivity.
May 21, 2022
  • Appropriate for: 6th to 12 Grade
  • Dates: April 23 - June 18, 2022 (Weekly on Saturdays - 9 sessions)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church Of The Assumption
06th Grade
This spring, 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.
May 23, 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
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!
June 5, 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
 EmpowerED Young Women’s Club supports high-school-aged young women in developing the knowledge, skills, and capacities to develop strong and healthy identities
June 7, 2022
  • Appropriate for: 9th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: April 5 (First Tuesday of the Month - Ongoing)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
09th Grade
This summer program will have participants exploring and learning about their natural environment through farming, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming (swimming lessons included), and lots of fun.
July 5, 2022
  • Appropriate for: 6th to 9 Grade
  • Dates: July 5th - July 29th, 2022 (Mon-Fri)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Church Of The Assumption
06th Grade
NECS Children’s Theatre Collaborative program is dedicated to inspiring 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. Cast members meet from October through February on Saturdays to rehearse and learn the play of the year. 
October 1, 2022 - February 11, 2023
  • Appropriate for: 4th to 12 Grade
  • Dates: Oct 1 - Feb 11, 2023 (Weekly on Saturdays - 17 sessions)
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Church Of The Assumption
04th Grade
This intensive weekly 1-hour workshop will consist of managing the students' college application process from beginning to end. We will work on the following: college essays, developing a list of colleges on Google Excel, FAFSA application, applying for scholarships, negotiating your financial package, transitioning from high school to college, etc. Students will get one-on-one attention and monthly meetings apart from group classes. 
October 5, 2022 - January 25, 2023
  • Appropriate for: Juniors and Seniors in high school
  • Dates: Oct 4th - Jan 24th (15 weeks)
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
New Era Creative Space
11th Grade
This NEW program is a youth-led leadership program that promotes civic engagement among youth of all backgrounds. It has been designed to equip teens with the critical thinking and leadership skills necessary to become engaged citizens who create positive change in their communities. Participants will gain community service hours for meetings and events.
October 6, 2022 - June 1, 2023
  • Appropriate for: 6th to 8th Grade
  • Dates: Oct 6th - June 1st, 2023 (Weekly - 34 sessions)
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
New Era Creative Space
09th 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.