PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION
The following organizations contribute greatly to the academic and social success we desire from every member of our community:
Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Carlina Rivera, we are able to provide free after-school art programming to our 116ers!
Morning basketball clinics are provided free of charge to interested 4th & 5th grade students on Mondays and Tuesdays.
This special program through Jazz at Lincoln Center brings the history of jazz to our 3rd and 4th graders through classroom curriculum and live performances across the school year. Participating students learn about: Jazz & Democracy; Jazz & the Great Migration; and Jazz & Civil Rights.
Family and individual student counseling services are provided by an on-site licensed social worker from The Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services at P.S. 116.
America Reads, a national campaign that was initiated in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently. NYU's America Reads program places dedicated NYU undergraduate and graduate students in our classrooms to provide academic assistance to students, at no cost to our school.
P.S. 116's long-standing collaboration with the TCRWP has successfully helped produce planful, reflective writers, and critical readers.
Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Keith Powers, "The Hort" provides free after-school lessons to our students. They are learning about plants and helping to enhance our school yard gardens!
Thanks to this partnership, third graders are becoming tree stewards for the trees planted on East 32nd & East 33rd Streets. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to care for trees.