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The Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island is proud to announce that it is partnering with Hebrew Public Charter School of Staten Island to provide after school programming for the school’s students.
Students at the new school will be able to enroll in the JCC’s Explorers program, which will take place on site at Hebrew Public Monday through Thursday. Explorers aims to enrich young children through creative projects, STEM activities, group sports, and social-emotional learning. The program will also include homework help. On Fridays, when the school closes early, students will come to the Bernikow JCC to use the indoor pool and other facilities.
“This program is the culmination of a partnership between the JCC and Hebrew Public, which has been ongoing since Hebrew Public decided to open a school on Staten Island,” noted JCC CEO Orit Lender. “Working with them has been a natural fit for us, since our missions aligned so closely. We are so excited to get to bring our Explorers After School Program to the new students of Hebrew Public. We look forward to collaborating with the school on many more projects in the future and wish them success in their first year of educating our children!”
Hebrew Public is leading a national movement of exceptional, diverse public charter schools that teach Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepare them to be successful global citizens. The free public charter school, which is located in Midland Beach, is open to all age-and grade-eligible students in New York City, with preference given to Staten Island residents. It is first admitting students in kindergarten and first grade this year, with plans to expand to older grades in subsequent years.
"Even before we opened the school on Staten Island, we turned to the JCC for support and partnership. We were welcomed with open arms and felt a part of the community right away. Now that we opened the doors to our founding kindergarten and first grade families, we could not be more thrilled to have our partnership come to fruition with so many of our students joining the afterschool program at the JCC. We look forward to many years of working together,” said Valerie Khaytina, Chief External Officer of Hebrew Public.
Additionally, the JCC offers its Explorers After School program at the Bernikow JCC for students enrolled in other schools. To learn more, click here.
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