The following community-based programs offer fee-based after school classes for the CRCS Elementary School community. Each of these programs include pick-up from CRCS Elementary School and take students to a recreational activity at an off-site indoor or outdoor location. Please note: these programs are not affiliated with Community Roots Charter School.
Classes generally run from September through December 2022. Exact details of each program’s start and end dates can be found in the registration links below.
1. Aegir Boardworks (W, Th) Register (note: registration occurs every 2 weeks, click on relevant weeks)
Outdoor skate lessons for kids of all levels. Our classes involve small groups of 1-3 students with each instructor. Our team of skate instructors are all local skaters that are passionate about teaching kids how to skate. Location: Gaconda Park near CRCS.
2. Broken Bones Skateboard Club (M, W) Register
BB Skate Club promotes skateboarding in a fun, safe, and friendly environment. We are the Supreme Skateboarding Club in New York City. Location: Gaconda Park near CRCS.
3. Brooklyn Music School (M, T, W, Th, F) Register
Brooklyn’s most creative After School Program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, & theater, along with homework support and healthy snacks for children ages 5-11.
4. Child’s Play NY (W) Register [Grades K-2]
Stoke your creativity, find your funny bone, and exercise your imagination in this dynamic theater arts class. Led by professional actors from Child’s Play NY, students get to play with their peers and learn new games and story-telling techniques. The class involves gross-motor workouts that warm-up the actor’s instrument, followed by improv and acting technique work. Young people learn how to think on their feet, work spontaneously and give their creativity a work-out. Classic myths and fables are the springboard for new scripts that are developed throughout the course of the semester. Prioritize play and bring expressivity center stage! Program runs for 9 weeks from Oct 14 to Dec 14 in Fort Greene Park. Courses will not meet in the event of inclement weather
(families will be refunded for any course that does not meet).
5. Futbol Rebels (M, T, W)
Our after school soccer program is designed to help players learn the game, master the ball and increase their skills by playing in a fun learning environment with friends and classmates! Location: Commodore Barry Park near CRCS.
Mondays, Grades K: Register here
Tuesdays, Grades 3-4: Register here
Wednesdays, Grades 1-2: Register here
6. Gymstars (M, T, W, Th, F) Register
Action-packed with exciting skills to learn and movement routines that motivate and challenge! Class warms up with lively music, next we condition with cross mat tumbling, an obstacle course of Gymnastic & Circus skills. Location: Trilok Fusion Arts School.
7. Koko NYC (M-F)
At KoKo NYC, we believe that all kids are natural inventors. In our workshops, kids explore the intersection of engineering, art and sustainability, learning to take risks, collaborate, and problem solve. We empower kids to explore their own ideas to build worlds of their own making.
KoKo NYC is offering several Inventor’s Lab Workshops in Fort Greene Park this Fall, with pick-up at Community Roots.
In Inventor’s Lab, kids learn the history and mechanics of the six simple machines (inclined plane, wedge, lever, wheel-and-axle, screw, pulley). Through tinkering and material exploration, kids will learn the creative and real-life application of the simple machines, opening up endless opportunities for inventive thinking and building. We will be inspired by the natural world around us, incorporating nature and the resources that surround us into our creations, solutions, and process.Inventor’s Lab (Kindergarten – 5th grade)Monday, Sep. 12th – Friday, Sep. 16th from 3:15pm – 5:30pm Register Here
Inventor’s Lab (Kindergarten – 5th grade)Monday, Sep. 19th – Friday, Sep. 23rd from 3:15pm – 5:30pm Register Here
Inventor’s Lab (Kindergarten – 5th grade)
Wednesday’s from 3:15pm – 5:00pm October 12th through November 16th Register Here
8. Mindful Sports (W) Register (Grades 1-3 preferred)
Mindful Sports Programs include baseball, kickball, soccer, flag football, a variety of fun creative physical education games, and/or any combination of activities! Engaging creative play, athletics, and mindfulness training help children have fun, stay safe, and
learn the foundation of valuable social and emotional skills. Program has 12 sessions running from Sept 14- Dec 14, from 3:15-5:30pm in Fort Greene Park (except Oct 5th and Nov 23rd ).
9. Created by Kids–Fantasy Drawing (W) Register
Created by Kids after school programs are designed as intensive and creative multi-week studies of fine art media. Each week, students spend two hours learning new processes and building on skills from prior classes for a deeper understanding of the art form as a whole. Education, fun activities, and hands-on skill-building are combined to inspire children’s creativity. Program runs from Jan. 4th-April 5th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 592 Pacific Street (right near Barclays).