After-school programs provided by Parks & Recreation centers typically offer free academic enrichment, sports and fitness, supervised computer use, arts and cultural programming and team-building activities. Programs like these are free of cost to children ages 6 to 13, according to NYCGovParks.com.
Additional providers of after-school programs include the local YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of America, police athletic leagues and Campfire USA, according to Afterschool Alliance.
Current estimates suggest that programs such as mentoring, youth development and academic support are attended by nearly ten million children and young adults each year, according to Youth.gov. Some middle school and high school innovation labs provide digital projects and problem solving in the fields of photography, blogging, engineering and programming, according to the New York Public Library.