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Funding Source: Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

All activities and services are provided at no charge. TO REGISTER IN ANY OF THE PROGRAMS, call FIAO at (718) 259-2828 or visit the FIAO Office Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

FIAO Summer Youth Programs
• Something for Everyone
• Educational & Fun
• Physical Fitness
• Creative Expression
• Community Service
• Good Friends & Memories
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FIAO Beacon Community Center
The FIAO Beacon Community Center at Seth Low I.S. 96 is a drop-in center where children can come in for specific activities offered throughout the week. All children from the community are welcome to participate. All activities and services are provided to participants at no charge.

F.I.A.O.'s Beacon collaborative effort of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), F.I.A.O., Seth Low I.S. 96, and a host of community based service organizations throughout the New York Tri-State area.

Beacons are school-based community centers designed to establish save havens for community residents. Children of all ages and their families who live, work, and play in the area surrounding the center are invited to participate. These activities are offered during after school hours, evenings and weekends, six days a week all year round.

FIAO Beacon Community Center
Intermediate School 96 - Seth Low
99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Amanda Burakoski
Tel: 718-236-1344

FIAO Cornerstone
The Cornerstone Program operates Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 10:00PM, Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The Cornerstone Program is an extension of the school day that will provide individualized student attention and a wide range of activities to spark imagination and promote self-discovery. The goal is to create a safe haven, and to help each child attain and exceed the City and State standards as well as make them aware of their distinctive ethnic community and how they can participate in making others aware through service learning projects. While the afternoon is a relaxed atmosphere where they should be having fun, the children are expected to follow the rules of conduct and behavior that apply during the day.

In addition, the focus extends to adult community members. It promotes a sense of togetherness and community strength by affording opportunities to enhance social and emotional growth. In this light, the Center offers a variety of activities that engage the adult population.

FIAO Cornerstone Program at Marlboro Housing
2298 West 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Program Director: Jamilah Almansoob-Rose
Site Supervisor: Stephanie Wong
Tel. 718.333.0575

FIAO SONYC (Schools Out New York City) and COMPASS (Comprehensive After School System)
The COMPASS and SONYC concept focuses on the fact that the major part of a young person's life that takes place outside of the school classroom – after school, on weekends, and during school vacations. This free time is optimal for developing a young person’s social, emotional and academic capabilities. It also represents a time when many young people are without parental supervision and need to be in safe and supportive environments. COMPASS and SONYC programs offer a balanced mix of academic support, sports and recreational activities, the arts and cultural experiences. OST programs not only build upon the school-day lessons, but they also open up new worlds and opportunities for youth.

COMPASS (Comprehensive After School System) Program at P.S. 48
6015 - 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Gina Cagno
Tel. (718) 236-3187

SONYC (Middle School Expansion) @ Brooklyn Studio
8310 – 21st Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Tiffany Alix
Phone number: 718-266-5032

SONYC(Middle School Expansion) @ P.S. 209
2609 East 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Program Director: Carla Scollo
Phone number: 718-743-1954

SONYC (Middle School Expansion) @ P.S. 226
6006 – 23rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Enza Messina
Phone numebr: 718-234-4940

SONYC @ P.S. 180
5601 – 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Allison Carbonaro
Phone number: 718-851-8070

SONYC @ PS 163
109 Bay 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Program Director: Alexandra Balboni
Phone number: 718-236-9003 ext. 21212

SONYC @ St. Athansius School
6120 – Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Program Director: Dana Santoro
Phone number: 718-236-4791

Advantage After School Program
Advantage After School Programs operate Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00PM.

Advantage After School Programs (AASP) offer a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, and age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Advantage After School Programs integrate what happens in the school day with less formal learning experiences, and encourages the active participation of children, youth and families in the design and delivery of program activities. In the safe and supervised after school environments offered through AASP programs, school-age children and youth are given an opportunity to have positive experiences that will encourage good choices for their futures. The program will create enhanced settings where children have the opportunity to grow as individuals. One of the key components for AASP is youth and family involvement in program planning and implementation. The youth and family participation aligned with the partnerships that are formed through school and community, as well as public and private entities, construct the foundation upon which the AASP programs are built.

AASP @ P.S. 748
1664 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Program Director: Rosemarie DiVirgilio
Phone number: 718-382-3130


FIAOs After School Prevention programs are offered in various elementary and middle schools in Brooklyn and funded by OASAS, Office of Alcoholism and Substance abuse. Teachers, Group Leaders and Mentors provide youngsters with academic, recreational and preventive services. These school based programs work to improve participants self-esteem decision making, attendance and academic achievement.

Program Director: Mark Senatore
Phone number: 718-259-2828

St. Athanasius (Monday – Thursday 3:00 - 5:00)
6120 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204

I.S. 201 (Wednesday,Thursday 2:30 - 4:30PM)
8010 12th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

P.S. 180 (Wednesday, Thursday 2:30 - 5:30PM)
5601 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204

P.S. 163 (Monday,Tuesday, Thursday 2:40 - 4:40PM)
109 Bay 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

P.S. 128 (Wednesday,Thursday, Friday 2:30 - 4:30PM)
2074 84th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

P.S. 682 (Wednesday 2:20 - 5:20PM)
50 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Our Space (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00PM)
8769 26th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214

I.S. 96 (Tuesday,Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00PM)
99 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204

P.S. 177 (Wednesday, Thursday 2:30 - 5:30PM)
346 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204

P.S. 97 (Wednesday, Thursday 2:25 - 4:25PM)
1855 Stillwell Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Our Lady of Grace (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3 - 6PM)
385 Avenue N
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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