|Program type||After School|
Betances Community Center
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being.
The Betances Community Center is open year-round. It provides activities for children and youth ages 5 through 21, as well as programs for adults and senior citizens. All activities are free and open to the community, with preference going to NYCHA residents.
For children aged 5 to 12, the Betances Community Center offers an engaging after-school program that combines structured recreational activities with additional academic support, creating a safe space for children to learn and have fun. During the summer, the Betances Community Center offers a summer camp that combines recreational activities with hands-on, engaging learning opportunities to reinforce lessons learned in school and prevent summer learning loss.
For teens, Betances offers an exciting variety of activities during the evening. All of these activities provide youth an opportunity to explore diverse interests in a safe space, many of which would otherwise be inaccessible. From the Youth Council, composed of young women and men of diverse backgrounds who meet regularly and advise BronxWorks staff on issues affecting youth at the Betances Community Center and the Betances Houses, to basketball and dance, youth are given critical opportunities to develop leadership and team-building skills. Our cooking classes and physical fitness activities encourage a healthy lifestyle by promoting exercise and smart choices. Open mic and spoken word sessions offer teens a creative outlet where they can share their original work in a supportive environment.