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Using sports as a tool to promote higher education and career readiness.

Sports and recreation programs for youth and young adults are offered at three Henry Street locations, all at no cost. Learn more about our programming below!



A.C.E.S. is bringing the heat this summer with the Teen Expansion Program! If you’re 12-24, join us for epic FREE programs in sports, cooking, art, music, entrepreneurship, and more!

At both 301 Henry Street and Boys & Girls Republic (888 E 6th Street), July 8 to August 23, Mondays through Saturdays, 3 to 11 p.m.

Click here to register. For questions, please contact Sonia Jeambon at 646.522.5232 or


This skills and drills clinic is a Jr. NBA sanctioned program that provides an excellent introduction to basketball. Participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball and improve their dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and rebounding. Practices are operated in a structured and organized environment, incorporating warm-ups, age-appropriate skill development, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while focusing on improving motor skills. The curriculum is geared toward athletes of all skill sets from beginners to advanced. The clinic focuses on nurturing their talent through high-intensity workouts and natural progression.

301 Henry Street, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for 3-14 year olds

  • Ages 3-5, 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages 6-8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Ages 9-11, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Lightwork (girls basketball clinic) operates from 2:30 to 5 p.m.


Saturday Night Lights offers free high-quality sports and fitness training for NYC youth ages 12-19 in all five boroughs. The aim of the program is to activate safe spaces for youth and to build trust between law enforcement by empowering the youth to reach their fullest potential.

At both 301 Henry Street and Boys & Girls Republic (888 E 6th Street), Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m.

  • Ages 12-15, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Ages 16-19, 7 to 9 p.m.


Operation Athlete is a Student-Athlete program that uses sports as a tool to promote higher education and career readiness. Participants will participate in AAU Live Period Events, attend college visits, individualized tutoring, NCAA Clearing House Knowledge, attend recruitment showcases, learn job readiness skills, plus opportunities for athletic scholarships and summer employment.

  • 8th through 12th grade, weekdays, 4 to 8 p.m.


  • Boys & Girls Republic
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Ages 12-19, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Marilyn Rivera at 646.864.4755 or


Get ready to hit it out of the park with the Big Fly Baseball Academy! Youth learn the fundamentals of baseball and improve as an athlete in a fun environment. Participants will receive instruction on hitting, pitching, catching, and all the fundamentals needed to start their baseball journey. They’ll also learn valuable skills such as teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, confidence, and building relationships and friendships.

  • 301 Henry Street, Gym
  • Ages 5-7, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Ages 8-10, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Ages 11-13, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Boys & Girls Republic (BGR)

Free evening program for 12-19 year olds, Monday through Saturday, featuring basketball, flag football, rugby, cooking, tutoring, and more at 888 East 6th Street. View more »

For more information, contact BGR Athletics Coordinator Luis Checa at or call 212.686.8888 x1924.

301 Henry Street

Free athletics and education programming for youth ages 3-19 years old including basketball and baseball training, student athlete, professional development opportunities, and more!

Jacob Riis Cornerstone (JRC) Evening and Weekend Programs

Free activities like cooking and martial arts classes, monthly trips, boxing, music, tech activities, podcasting, professional development opportunities, and more for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and young adults. Visit JRC at 80 Avenue D weekdays between 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to learn more and meet with a Cornerstone team member. View more »



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