After School

  • Want to achieve your goals? Write them down

    Meet the newest winner of the G2 Overachievers Grant

    If you have a big idea, goal or dream about helping others, writing down your vision can help. Studies show you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. read more »
  • 10 ideas for teaching kids gratitude

    It’s never too early to start

    It's National Gratitude Month- a perfect time to include thankfulness in children. “Please” and “Thank you” are often among our children's first phrases. However, as we get older, we realize that gratitude is more than just saying “thank you.” It’s never too early to start teaching kids gratitude; this is a great time of year! read more »
  • 13 spine-tingling tales for kids who love scary stories

    These books are perfect for your middle-schooler, the world’s largest independent seller of secondhand books, has been providing high-quality, affordable books in the community for more than 20 years. With hundreds of categories, there are used books for everyone! As part of its ongoing celebration of the spooky season, ThriftBooks is featuring books for kids who enjoy stories about dark magic and otherworldly creatures. If your young reader relishes hair-raising yarns, ghost stories, and thrilling paranormal mysteries, below are thirteen eerie middle-grade reads to set the mood of the season. read more »
  • High school student starts non-profit and pursues gold award

    Solving problems one stitch at a time

    Gabriella Rado, a Senior at John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School in Somers and an Ambassador Girl Scout, has founded a non-profit organization called Sew Kind and has been teaching children to sew at the Boys and Girls Club in the City of Newburgh during its Saturday night Star Drop-In Program. read more »
  • 3 ways people of all ages can make the most of International Youth Day

    Celebrate youth activists and combat ageism

    August 12 is International Youth Day, a United Nations effort to celebrate youth activists, combat ageism and help bridge gaps between generations working toward the same change. read more »
  • 4 ways to get involved this global volunteer month

    It's a good time to get in on the action

    Global Volunteer Month, celebrated throughout April, is a time to recognize people who actively support their communities through volunteerism and active civic engagement. It’s also a time to get in on the action. However, if you’re like many people, you may not know where to begin. read more »