NECS is offering In-Person and Virtual classes.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, protocols will be put in place to ensure the safety of our students.

Financial Aid is available for all students, however priority will be given to Peekskill Students.

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Rowing [Ages 6 – 11]
In Person

About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities... Closed

Dates: Saturdays 7 Weeks
Begins Sept 11
Time: 10:00-11:45am
Cost: 125
Free for Peekskill Residents

Children’s Theatre Collaborative [Ages 9 – 12]
In Person

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… Learn More

Dates: Saturdays
Oct 2nd – Feb 12th, 2022
Time: 10:00-1:00pm
Cost: $300
Financial aid available

Dance: Hip Hop, Jazz, & Modern [Ages 9 – 12]
In Person

Dance as Activism aims to create a dynamic, original work with dance choreography developed through the collaboration of participants and professional artists. Combining hip-hop and modern dance, theater, music, and rap, participants will tell their stories based on their lived experiences and express their vision of a solution for change through their creative expression and dance….. Learn More

Dates: Wednesdays
Oct 6 – Dec 1
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $160
Financial aid available

Nature Connection – Riverside Study [Ages 11 – 14]
In Person

This will be a six-week course studying the riverside environment in Peekskill. We’ll learn all about where the river meets the land, explore its depths, and everywhere in between. In addition, we’ll encounter our invertebrate and vertebrate neighbors who also call the Hudson home. Each individual will become intimately familiar with one aspect of the Hudson and teach his or her peers what they observe and learn!… Learn More

Dates: Wednesdays
Oct 6 – Nov 10
Time: 4::30-5:30pm
Cost: $120
Financial aid available

EmpowerED:  MS Girls Leadership Club [Ages 12 – 14] 
In Person

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

Dates: Alternate Fridays
Begins Oct 8th
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE!

Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] 

Rowing teaches teamwork, applied focus, mind-body connection, discipline, finding athleticism in every rower, leadership for those who have an interest in coxing the boats. New rowers do not need a foundation in rowing, our coaches will provide instruction to get any rower started and get acclimated... CLOSED

Dates: Mon-Thurs & Sun
Time: 5:00-7:30pm; (Sun) 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free For Peekskill Students

HIGHSCHOOL 

Children’s Theatre Collaborative [Ages 13 – 17]
In Person

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… Learn More

Dates: Saturdays
Oct 2 – Feb 12
Time: 10:00-1:00pm
Cost: $300
Financial Aid available

Intuitive Playwrighting Class [Ages 13 – 17]
In Person 

Intuitive Playwriting is the art of tapping into one’s innate creativity and imagination with the focus of bringing forth and unveiling a story yet to be told. It is being the vehicle, the “hollow reed” that “listens” and allows characters to tell their story while being the objective facilitator, usher, conductor in the development of the world that is being constructed… Learn More

Dates: Sunday, Oct 10
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Cost: FREE 

Photography Workshop with Ocean Morisset 
[Ages 13+] In Person

This program will teach students how to use cameras to tell their stories in a way that will help them process how they view themselves and their role in their community. Through a grant from the nonprofit organization, 100cameras, NECS will provide a camera for each participant to use during the course of the program…. Learn More

Dates: Saturdays
Oct 9 – Dec 4
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $120
Financial Aid available

EmpowerED: HS Girls Leadership Workshops with Relation-Shift [Ages 14+]
Virtual Workshop

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

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays
Monthly – Begins Oct 12
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
FREE! 

NECS Social Justice Youth Council [Ages 14 – 18 ]
In Person 

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… Learn More

Dates: Mondays
Weekly – Begins Oct 18th
Time: 5:45-6:45pm
Cost: FREE!

Virtual College Application Prep [HS Juniors & Seniors] 

This intensive 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. … Learn More

Dates: Mondays
Begins Oct 18th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: FREE! 

Dance: Hip Hop, Jazz, & Modern [Ages 13-17]
In Person

Dance as Activism aims to create a dynamic, original work with dance choreography developed through the collaboration of participants and professional artists. Combining hip-hop and modern dance, theater, music, and rap, participants will tell their stories based on their lived experiences and express their vision of a solution for change through their creative expression and dance…. Learn More

Dates: Wednesdays
Oct 6 – Dec 1
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $160
Financial Aid available

 

ADULT CLASSES

Adult African Dance Class 

The program provides a complete body workout while giving individuals the freedom to express themselves to the powerful beat of live drumming. Each step is broken down so all students, including those who have never danced before can learn while having fun. Classes are conducted in a supportive and welcome environment with the goal of helping students build confidence around their body movements and the lively traditional dance rhythms… Learn More

Dates: Sundays
Oct 3rd – Nov 21
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $120 or $20/session drop in.