Youth Center Afterschool Program

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation's Youth Center operates as a New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) during the school year and summer. The center provides a safe and inclusive environment for youth to gather, socialize, and engage in activities. Through island collaborations and partnerships, the center is geared to serve as an outlet for youth to engage in recreational, educational, and artistic programming.

Please note our afterschool registration process and requirements: 


  • Once the pre-registrations have been thoroughly reviewed, a tentative acceptance email will be sent out to the families who meet the necessary requirements for the afterschool program. 
  • Registration is contingent upon receiving ALL mandatory medical forms and consent forms.
  • Parent/guardian attend one of the mandatory virtual orientations (September 5th, 6th, & 13th)


*Registered children ages 7-18 can utilize the facility, throughout the school year (excluding major holidays, professional development days, and inclement weather) and take part in programming 5 days a week. The center is open to all youth and teens.

Please click HERE to pre-register your child for the 2023/2024 school year!

For any questions about registration and waitlist please reach out to or 212-371-3796.

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Program Offerings:

  • Performing and Visual Arts Activities 
  • Traditional & Nontraditional Sports 
  • Fitness & Wellness Activities 
  • Leadership & Civic Engagement Workshops 
  • College & Career Readiness Workshops
  • Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Activities 
  • Themed-based Activities 
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities 
  • Culminating Events

Afterschool Program Begins: Thursday, September 7th

Afterschool Program Ends: Wednesday, June 26th 

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

3 PM - 6 PM

Arrival Hours:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dismissal Hours:

5 PM - 6 PM