Virtual Youth Programs

Finding New Ways to Engage Children’s Heads, Hearts, and Hands

Virtual Youth Programs

Finding New Ways to Engage Children’s Heads, Hearts, and Hands 

The 14Y Youth Programs staff is excited to bring our enriching activities to you to help students stay engaged while learning at home! Check back often as we continue to add live-streamed classes, videos, easy at-home activities, and more!

Virtual Youth Classes

Youth Classes need a minimum of 4 participants to run. For more information or to set up a class time for your own group, please email AfterSchool@14StreetY.org.

Click here to view class list


Featured in AM New York’s “Online gym classes for kids at home during coronavirus
Fit Family with Jacqueline

Mondays | 10:00 – 10:45 AM
On hiatus starting September 7

Fitness fun for the whole family. Get moving with family-friendly exercises that are appropriate for children of all ages. This class is free for all 14Y Virtual Family Programs Pass holders Learn more about our membership levels here.


 

KOL Program for Children with Special Needs

While our in-person programs are on hold, the KOL Program staff is finding new ways to live our values of community, inclusion, and socialization. Please see below for upcoming inclusion events and updates.

If you have any questions about our inclusion program during this time, please email Mallory Stehle, Associate Director of Youth Programs, at mstehle@14streety.org.


 

14Y Partner Private Lessons and Tutoring
with Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts 
Private Music Lessons

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 9 or 18 lesson packages available

Anselmo Academy of Music and Arts will be offering online private lessons for Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre, Violin, Guitar, and more to all students. Sign your child up for 9-lesson or 18-lesson packages this fall semester at a time that’s convenient for your family.

Please note that Private lessons can be held in person if parent and teacher are comfortable.

Cost: starting at $565 for 9 30-minute lessons and $1060 for 18 30-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

To arrange lesson day and times, please contact Senior Manhattan and the Bronx Manager for the Anselmo Academy, Aleksandra Kocheva at akocheva@gmail.com.

Private Theatre and Acting Lessons

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 9 or 18 lesson packages available

Anselmo Academy of Music and Arts will be offering online private lessons for theatre and acting to all students. Drama classes offer students with fundamental stage learning in performance, sound, and improvisation techniques. Children of all ages will transform themselves on stage and sharpen acting skills with fun theater games, costume play and storytelling. Students will express their own original ideas and collaborate with others in
a fun and creative way.

Sign your child up for 9-lesson or 18-lesson packages this fall semester at a time that’s convenient for your family.

Please note that Private lessons can be held in person if parent and teacher are comfortable.

Cost: Starting at $565 for 9 30-minute lessons and $1060 for 18 30-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

To arrange lesson day and times, please contact Senior Manhattan and the Bronx Manager for the Anselmo Academy, Aleksandra Kocheva at akocheva@gmail.com.

Private Tutoring

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 6 lesson packages available

The Anselmo Academy provides one-on-one tutoring for Grade K to 6, in person or online. Our subjects include Math, English Reading and Writing, Science, and general homework assignments. Students will receive academic assistance in their coursework and focus on their organizational skills.

Cost: Package of 6 Tutoring lessons $55 for 30-minute lessons, or $75 plus a fundraising fee for 45-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

How To Register: Visit anselmoacademy.org and fill out the registration form.

Youth Programs Blog Posts

Ideas and tips about how to keep your children engaged at home.

Moving On Up To Middle School

Cat Kenny, After School Program Manager | FRI, MAY 08, 2020

Transitions can be hard for anyone, regardless of their age. For kids who have spent years attending the same school, with the same people for most of elementary school, the…

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Creating a Sensory Space at Home

Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW, Inclusion Program Manager | THU, APR 30, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Last month, I wrote with some ways that families can help children with special needs adapt to…

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Let’s Get Cooking!

Cat Kenny, After School Program Manager | WED, APR 29, 2020

Hello, everyone! My name is Cat Kenny and I run our After School Program at the 14th Street Y. At After School, we offer a wide range of enrichment classes…

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For Special-Needs Families Stuck at Home

Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW, Inclusion Program Manager | TUE, MAR 24, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Essentially, my job is to ensure that any person with developmental disabilities who comes through our doors…

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Other Great Resources

WonderSpark Puppets

Founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo Z. Briggs and Chad Williams, WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages. Together with Jenny Hann, Christina Stone and Julia Darden, they perform over 400 shows per year and have toured internationally.

​WonderSpark is proud to continue the tradition of non-moving-mouth hand puppets, aka “Mister Rogers style”. From theaters to libraries, NYC shops and school classrooms, WonderSpark’s flexibility allows them to perform in any space.

Live Puppet Shows:
Every Friday at 11:00 am EST
Live DIY Workshops
4:00 pm Monday – Friday, 10:00 am Saturday – Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/WonderSparkPuppets

Archive of DIY Puppet Workshops

Google Calendar: subscribe here

PJ Library

PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. They know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you.

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.

Free Resources for Quarantined Families
As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Click below for ideas on ways to stay busy and have fun at home. Learn more here. 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Learn more here.