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

Elementary School [Ages 4 – 10]

Multicultural Creative Dance
[PreK – 1st grade, Ages 4 – 6]

This multicultural dance course will include embodied exploration and self-awareness to provide in-depth understanding and widen perspectives conducive to enhancing effective positive class collaborations... Learn More

Saturday
9:00 – 10:00 AM
6 Weeks – In-Person
April 17 – May 15

Multicultural Creative Dance
[2nd – 5th grade, Ages 7 – 10]

This multicultural dance course will include embodied exploration and self-awareness to provide in-depth understanding and widen perspectives conducive to enhancing effective positive class collaborations... Learn More

Saturday
10:00 – 11:00 AM
6 Weeks – In-Person
April 17 – May 15

Storytelling Theater
[3rd – 5th grade, Ages 8 – 10]

Stories are our oldest form of communication. In this class, students will read stories that they are already familiar with and learn multicultural approaches to familiar tales while discussing how those stories still apply today... Learn More

Monday
3:00 – 4:00 pm
9 Weeks – Virtual
March 22 – May 24 (no class 3/29)

Middle School [Ages 11-13]

EmpowerED – Girls Leadership Club
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13] 

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

First 3 Fridays of Every Month
Virtual and In-Person
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
March 5 – June 11 

EmpowerED – Boys Leadership Club
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13]

This program aims to empower middle school boys of color to make healthy life choices that will contribute to their own well-being, and the well-being of their communities. Adult male leaders trained by A Call to Men’s CEO Tony Porter will be mentoring the boys…. Learn More

Alternate Wednesdays
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Virtual and In-Person
March 3 – June 23 2021

Mixed Media Art – Self Project
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13] 

Using multiple art mediums, the workshop will explore and creatively document individual growth focusing on resilience. Each 1 hour workshop participants are instructed through multi media techniques to complete a project based on assigned themes. e.g self confidence, expression etc.Learn More

Tuesdays (6 weeks)
3:30 – 4:30 pm
March 16 – April 27

Infuse Culture – Art Workshop
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13] 

Participants will be introduced to artist of Afro-Cuban, Native American and Latin Origins. Each session a new artist and technique will be shared with student during the information portion of the session… Learn More

Tuesdays (6 weeks)
3:30 – 4:30 pm
May 4 – June 8

STEM with Microsoft
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13] 

In this six week virtual workshop, students will explore different programs offered by Microsoft including  a Black History Museum Tour to learn about Historical figures, research and identify a cause and then come up with an action plan to solve the problem, envision and learn how to create a business, learn how to code and learn 3D painting… Learn More

Tuesdays (6 weeks)
4:00 – 5:30 pm
New Dates – April 13 – May 18

Storytelling Theater
[6th – 8th grade, ages 11 – 13]

Stories are our oldest form of communication. In this class, students will read stories that are already familiar with and learn multicultural approaches to familiar tales while discussing how those stories still apply today... Learn More

Thursday
4:00 – 5:30 pm
10 Weeks – Virtual
March 18 – May 27

Nature Connection Summer Camp – 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… Details Coming Soon!

Details to Come

High School/College [Ages 14+]

EmpowerED – Young Women Leadership Workshops with Relation-Shift
[9th – 12th grade + college, ages 14 and up] 

The program supports high school and college freshmen young women in gaining knowledge, skills and capacities to develop strong and healthy identities; engage in healthy interpersonal relationships 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
March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

EmpowerED – Young Men Leadership & Empowerment

[9th – 12th grade + college, ages 14 and up] 

This program aims to empower high school and college freshmen young men of color to make healthy life choices that will contribute to their own well-being, and the well-being of their communities. Adult male leaders trained by A Call to Men’s CEO Tony Porter will be mentoring the boys…. Learn More

Alternate Wednesdays
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Virtual and In-Person
March 10 – June 16 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

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