Yorkville East Middle School

Welcome to  Manhattan Youth at Yorkville East Middle School! Joining this program gives your child a safe place to go every day after school where he or she can complete homework assignments, play sports, perform in plays, debate, create, collaborate and so much more!

 Fall Trimester Dates: September 12, 2018- November 21, 2018

 Fall Schedule Below *classes, days, and times are subject to change*

1st Session (3:30-4:40) 2nd Session (4:45-5:55)
Activity Activity
ELA Silent Study Lab  Strategy Games 
STEM Silent Study Lab  Guitar 
Creative Writing: 'Pac and Poetry Step Team 
Soccer  Soccer 
Hip Hop Dance   
1st Session (3:30-4:40) 2nd Session (4:45-5:55)
Activity Activity
Silent Study Lab  Stage Make Up 
Theatre  Bucket Drumming 
Debate  Cheer Squad 
Science Olympiad  Silent Study Lab 
Social Justice Warriors   
Basketball: Skills and Drills  
1st Session (3:30-4:40) 2nd Session (4:45-5:55)
Activity Activity
Fencing  Varsity/JV Girls Volleyball 
Silent Study Lab  Spielberg & Snacks 
Cooking  Cooking 
Skateboarding  Gymnastics 
Recess Games   
Ted ED   
1st Session (3:30-4:40) 2nd Session (4:45-5:55)
Activity Activity
ELA Silent Study Lab  DC v Marvel 
STEM Silent Study Lab  Musical Theatre 
Varsity/ JV Girls Volleyball  Graphic Design 
Cross Country  Flag Football 
Comic Book Art   
1st Session (3:30-4:40) 2nd Session (4:45-5:55)
Activity Activity
Basketball: Skills and Drills  Open Gym 
Step Team  Strategy Games 
Spielberg & Snacks  Bop it! Twist It! Build it! 
Silent Study Lab   

Ballet: Point your way to first position as you learn how to balance rhythm and technic in this dance course.

Basketball: Skills & Drills: Build basketball strength and endurance as you're led through a variety of circuited fitness routines, increasing cardiovascular health and flexibility.

Bop It! Twist It! Build It!: Do you enjoy arts and crafts and putting your creative mind to work? Then this club is for you! Join with your peers to create some amazing projects, including string art, catapults, terrariums and more!

Bucket Drumming: Subway drumming starring YOU! Bucket drumming is a style of music which involves drumming on plastic buckets and other objects to create melodies. Instructors will provide a hands on experience by introducing basic sticking, building a musical composition and distinguish patterns. Instructors will also challenge the class by adding variations of other objects to perform an original music piece for their culminating event.

Cheer Squad: Tumble, kick, jump, and cheer as you lead the crowds in routines developed in this class!  Students will also develop routines for winter trimester competitions. Join Eagle Cheer Squad!

Cooking: Who doesn't love to eat? Learn how to make your favorite recipes! In this club, you will learn the science behind foods and nutrition. Measure, chop, and mix your way to delicious snacks!

Creative Writing: 'Pac & Poetry: Are you an aspiring writer, rapper, or performer? Do you love Hip Hop music and culture?  In this course, students will analyze music lyrics, learn hip hop history and apply it to their own original poetic works. This course will help students discover and strengthen skills in reading, writing, speaking, and self-expression. Classes include weekly writing prompts, in-class open mics, visiting artists, vocal exercises, and an end-of-trimester poetry showcase.

Cross Country: Enjoy running or want to learn proper running techniques, all while escaping the confines of the school building and enjoying the beautiful East River view? Join Cross Country to test your endurance and leadership skills.

DC V Marvel: Students will compare and contrast characters and elements from the two action universes.  They will watch movies, read comics, have discussions all in an effort to decide which universe is truly the greatest!

Debate: Love to Argue? Then join the Eagle Debate Team and learn how to argue to win! Practice research and presentation skills as you develop arguments to take on your fellow students in debates on relevant topics of the day. You will also have the opportunity to compete against other Middle Schools.

ELA/ STEM Silent Study Lab: Students will have the opportunity to complete their homework and receive general academic support from Yorkville East faculty and trained Teaching Assistants in a quiet environment.

Fencing: Do you know the difference between a foil and a sabre? Whether you have competed in fencing or not, you can learn this and more about this western art of combat with professional training in fencing.  Sessions are focused on developing new skills while engaging in friendly individual and team competitions.

Flag Football: Enjoy all the perks of the NFL without the tackling!  You and your team will practice and play in competitive games.  Catch that ball.  Run fast.  And whatever you do, don't lose your flag!

Graphic Design: Want to design your own original designs and artwork? Students in this class will learn the principles of great design and typography from a design industry professional. They will use professional-grade Adobe design software to create digital drawings, logos, advertisements, magazine layouts, t-shirt designs, and more! Students complete the course by creating a digital portfolio to showcase their work.

Gymnastics: Students learn the rudiments of tumbling and low-impact gymnastics building strength, flexibility and teambuilding skills. Techniques covered include forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and back handspring.

Guitar: Students will learn the basics of music theory as it relates to the guitar. Students will develop and write music for the guitar in collaboration with teaching artists and peers.

Varsity/ JV Girls Volleyball: Bump. Set.  Spike!  Whether at the beach on indoors, volleyball is the ultimate team sport.  Join the lineup and improve your skills while feeling the incredible power of teamwork and comradery.  Try out for the Eagle Volleyball Team!

Hip Hop Dance: Students will learn the basics of hip hop while learning routines-increasing their cardiovascular fitness and strength, as well as flexibility.

Musical Theatre: Learn techniques and exercises to broaden your singing range and prepare you for chorus or musical theater. Learn songs from favorite musicals while improving range, articulation, and projection.

Open Gym: Join us for recreational games and free play!

Photography: Do you like taking photos? Selfies maybe? In this class, you will learn the basics of photography, covering everything composition to exposure. In addition, you will edit your photos using a variety of programs and all of your work will be showcased at the end of each trimester!

Science Olympiad: Do you love making cool science projects? Science Olympiad brings science knowledge and competition together in an exciting way. Students will apply their knowledge of science by designing and building different constructions, solving unknown problems, and other fun activities in a group setting for the purpose of team competition.

Skateboarding: Want to learn cool tricks like the Kick flip and Ollie? Come to skateboarding and learn everything from the basics, all the way up to some "gnarly" tricks!

Soccer: Do you like to score goals? Are you quick on your feet? Try out for the Eagle soccer team! Intensive practices lead to competitive league play.

Social Justice Warriors: This community service-based club gives students the opportunity to do service activities, promote social awareness, and take action!   Students will read, watch and learn about local, national, and international current event; to become the change they want to see in the world. The purpose is to engage students in a meaningful way and build their leadership abilities to help their communities from NYC and beyond.

Spielberg & Snacks: Enjoy a delicious snack and then kick your feet up and relax while watching a Spielberg movie with friends!

Stage Make Up: In this course, students will learn about products, tools and techniques of makeup application for the stage; including basic highlight and shadow, character make-up, old age make-up, and injury make-up.

Step Team: In this percussive dance class, students will learn and practice Step routines, using their bodies to create complex rhythms and sounds. They will develop the skills necessary to perform collaboratively, and they may also have the opportunity to compete against other Step Teams city-wide.

Strategy Games: Students will play a variety of board games with their classmates. Students will have the chance to build relationships with their peers, as they play a wide range of games.

Study Lab: Do you need guided assistance with your homework? Do you want to complete your assignments before returning home, so you can free up your time for other projects or hobbies? In this class, you will be able to do that with the help of our group leaders!

Ted ED: Do you have a big idea? Do you want to share it with the world? In this course, students work together to appreciate and applaud their creative ideas. Use TED-Ed's flexible curriculum as a guide students will develop skills in speaking and self-expression, while presenting their big ideas in the form of short Ted talks.

Theatre: Are you interested in auditioning for our school play this year? In this class, students will learn the foundations of acting for the stage. Through theater games and exercises, you will build a toolbox of technique and vocabulary to tackle any scene. Learn to use face, body, and voice to portray character and get in touch with your inner actor through monologue and scene work. 

Yearbook: Create and record memories as you take part in the yearbook class!

If you know your child will be absent from after school, please contact the site director.  If a student is absent from an activity without a note from a parent/guardian, they may lose their slot. If a student wishes to change their schedule or drop any or all after-school activities, a request must be made in writing by a parent/guardian. Students must not simply stop coming to activities or switch activities without consent. 

Daily Schedule 
After-school activities begin at 3:20 pm. Free snack is provided directly after regular school dismissal. Students who do not check in with an after-school staff member at snack by 3:30 pm will not be permitted to stay for after school. Students are not allowed to leave the school building and return for after school.

Fall registration will open later this August, please check back again for updates as to the exact date.

If you have not done so already, please complete the after school registration packet and medical in its entirety in order to register you student for after school. Once you're done, these forms can be emailed back in PDF form or mailed to:

Jesse Igbokwe
Manhattan Youth
25 Broadway 9th floor
New York, NY 10004

Please note that if sections of the packet are left blank, the forms will be rejected and your child's spot in after school will not be guaranteed. 

Please feel free to email/call me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing everyone in September!

Jesse Igbokwe
Program Director
Manhattan Youth @ Yorkville East Middle School
cell: 646-306-2126