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NYJTL Partners with Grand Street Settlement
The Community Tennis Program (CTP) is now partnering with Grand Street Settlement, a historic social service institution that provides personalized resources and direct services to NYC families and communities. NYJTL’s collaboration with the institution operates in Bushwick Cornerstone and Williamsburg Cornerstone, with a third site at Rutgers Cornerstone by early next year. Participants at these new sites will receive free tennis instruction with equipment provided at no cost. NYJTL is excited to partner with Grand Street Settlement to align around our shared missions of serving the city’s under-resourced youth from low-income communities.
ACES Celebrates Thanksgiving
On November 23, 2021 the ACES Afterschool Program (ACES) participants of PS 93 in Brooklyn celebrated Thanksgiving by having an afternoon filled with holiday meals and activities. Students from kindergarten through 5th grade enjoyed a festive lunch to celebrate the holiday followed by homework help sessions to work on their day school assignments. Once homework was completed, students wrote and decorated holiday cards giving thanks to their families and loved ones. Younger students colored activity sheets that taught them the importance of gratitude while older students enjoyed a movie after playing brain teaser games. After a fun and enriching afternoon of exercising their holiday spirit, PS 93 ACES students were picked up by their families and ready to return home.
ACES x Padlet
Padlet is an educational technology that has recently been launched by ACES and has innovated the way in which our staff, administrators, and parents interact. Padlet is a live bulletin board that allows for uniformity of agency amongst our sites. It has served as an essential tool that creatively streamlines core areas and materials necessary for the effective operation of our programs promoting STEM, literacy, fitness, arts, and leadership for all ACES participants.
“I am so grateful and appreciative we are in the CTP program! It is an invaluable resource. Tennis is a highly respected sport that provides valuable opportunities. It is also very expensive to pursue. As a single parent, I am passionate about providing opportunities for my girls to have; a positive and quality childhood, education, self-image, life, etc…Thank you NYJTL for all that you do!” – CTP Parent
CTP Holiday Tournament!
- Girls 12s, 14s, & 18s
- Tuesday, December 28, 2021
- Boys 12s, 14s, & 18s
- Wednesday, December 29, 2021
- Boys and Girls: 8 & Under
- Thursday, December 30, 2021
All tournaments are held from 8 am to 12 pm (Registration begins at 7:30 am) at the Cary Leeds Center. Just show up and play!