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Youth & Teen Afterschool

Youth Program

Children 5 to 12 years of age residing on the Westside of Syracuse come to Huntington for its year-round, safe, structured and supportive atmosphere away from the perils of the street. Our Youth Program focuses on social competencies, educational support and positive values. Activities are developed to enhance cognitive and large and small motor skill development.

During the school year, group programs are offered Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

Huntington offers a day camp experience during July and August, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Activities:

A variety of activities are offered to meet the needs of today's youth.

  • Help with homework
  • Truancy prevention
  • Educational programs
  • Field trips
  • Large and small group activities
  • Summer program

Children are assigned to age appropriate groups. Summer day camp participation is based on attendance during the school-year program.

Participation in program by registration or referral.

 

Teen Program

Huntington's Teen Program provides a positive youth development experience that is often lacking in a neighborhood environment where drugs, crime and deliquency are prevalent. Youth in Huntington's Teen Program participate in a safe, structured program away from the perils of the street. Special emphasis is placed on accepting and respecting individual differences, developing a positive identity, empowering teens and treating them as valued members of the community. Youth 13 to 19 years old residing on the Westside of Syracuse are eligible.

Participation in program by registration or referral.

Activities:

A variety of activities are offered to meet the needs of today's youth.

  • Drop-in
  • Study time
  • Help with homework
  • Field trips
  • Truancy prevention
  • Six week summer program
When:

Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Program Supervisor

Don Pier

Funded by a grant from the Syracuse/Onondaga County Youth Bureau and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services