NECS is offering Virtual and In-Person classes.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, protocols will be put in place to ensure the safety of our students.
Scholarship is avaialble for all students, however priority will be given to Peekskill Students.

Book Review of Punching the Air
By Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
[Ages 11 – 13] 

As a collective, we will read and work through the events and feelings within the weekly assigned reading. Each week we will identify the emotional expression of the main character and explore students personal connections or disconnects in reference to the subject matter… Learn More

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Nov 10 – Dec 15

EmpowerED – Young Men’s Leadership Club
[Middle school] & [Highschool Boys] 

This program aims to empower middle and high school boys to make healthy life choices that will contribute to their own well-being, the wellbeing of their communities and the world at large. Adult male leaders from the community will be mentoring the boys…. Learn More

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Virtual and In-Person
Nov – June 2021

Melanin Magic! (Virtual & In-Person)
Teen Theatre Production
[Ages 13 – 17]

Melanin Magic explores African and African American history, anthropology, and sociology to educate our students about our past. The play will focus on educating and uplifting students through song, dance, and spoken word… Learn More

11 am – 12:30 pm
Virtual & In Person
October 10 – June 19

Children’s Theatre Collaborative
[Ages 9 – 12 ]

In this 90 minute weekly class, students will work with their instructor to create an original work. They will learn how to create an original character, improvise dialogue as the basis for an original script... Learn More

4:30 – 6:00 pm
10 Weeks – Virtual
Oct 14 – Dec 16

Nature Connection-Elementary
Nurturing the earth and community
[Ages 9 – 11] 

Nature connection engages participants in nature-centered activities designed to foster the well-being of participants and their communities, and encourage an understanding and respect for the interconnectedness of all living things… Learn More

4:00 – 5:30 pm
6 Weeks – Outdoors
October 13 – Nov 17

Nature Connection – Middle School
[Ages 12 – 14]

Through a collaboration with a local farm and environmentalist, this project will provide an opportunity for middle-school-aged youth to come together to learn about food, nature, environmental justice and civic engagement, outdoor and safely… Learn More.

2 Day/week
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 5:30pm
7 Weeks – Outdoors
Oct 13 – Nov 19

Artist Kickback – Spoken Word Workshop
[Ages 14 – 18 ] 

Monthly Spoken Word “Kickback” in which artists will showcase their talents through the art of spoken word in front of an audience virtual or in-Person. Each month artists will have the opportunity to submit themes related to social justice/activism, etc... Learn More

Friday Monthly
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Virtual & In-Person

Dance As Activism Workshop
[Ages 14 – 18 ] 

Combining hip-hop and modern dance, participants will tell their stories based on lived experience and express their vision of a solution and change through their creative expression... Learn More

5:30 – 6:30 pm
(Limit 8 Students)

EmpowerED – Girls Leadership Club
[Ages 12 – 14 ] 

This youth led program provides a safe space for young girls to come together and discuss and learn about issues that are of concern to girl with a focus on healthy Self Esteem, and strong moral identity through discussions on topics, exploring inspiring literature, social interactions, meeting with professionals, the arts... Learn More

Friday (3X/Month)
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Virtual and In-Person
October 16 – June 11, 2021

EmpowerED – Highschool Girls Leadership Workshops with Relation-Shift
[Ages 14  and up ] 

The Program 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;  to and to be champions of their own and others’ equality, respect and safety as leaders in their communities… Learn More

Monthly 2nd Monday
6:30 – 8:00 pm Virtual
Semester I: Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11