Under One Sky is the Trail Blazers year-round after school program, inspiring urban youth to understand that everything is connected to the environment. This program expands the notion of environment to include everywhere we live, work and play. Through opportunities in, out of and after school, students are empowered to become active participants in their local environment – because we all live under one sky!
Under One Sky offers holistic and innovative after school programming to elementary and middle school students throughout New York City to promote critical thinking and a sense of wonder for the world around us. Our six core values guide all aspects of our program, ensuring that your child is growing and learning in the process of having an amazing time. Our Under One Sky After School program is modeled after 130 years of experience designing exciting summer programs. In after school, too, each day is filled with outdoor elements and a schedule determined by the interests of the group. A Typical Day:
*Check-ins with each student, health snack, free play & goal setting. As students transition out of the school day into after school, our staff spends time checking in with each child. Guided by the Value Catcher, students determine a focus for the day. *Theme work including science experiments, demos and hands-on projects. Each day includes one activity or experiment, either guided by the theme of the week or by student interest. We focus on every day science, making science a part of every day life. *Outside time, group games, team building activities. We play – a lot. Play in after school is an important component for social learning, physical health and plain old fun! *Pow-wow reflection with camp games, songs and more! The day ends in the pow wow circle, singing songs, playing games and reflecting on successes and challenges of the day. Learn More