Hodori After-School Program
- Hodori After-School Program
- Hodori Summer Program
- Children’s Counseling
Established in 1994, Hodori (Little Tigers) Program have been providing students not only with academic assistance, but also with social and emotional support that will enrich their developmental growth through carefully designed after-school and summer-school programs. We are a licensed School-Age Child Care program with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and have been serving children of lower socioeconomic status families within the Korean American community. Currently, we are serving students from K – 8th grades during weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at JHS 189 and have a middle-school program at East-West School of International Studies.
During the academic year (September to June), the after-school program is fully committed to helping students complete their homework. In addition, we provide creative enrichment activities and academic development programs that focus on building self-esteem, and improving communication and social skills. Every Wednesday, students participate in various special classes such as violin, Tae Kwon Do, fencing, Korean drums, dance, art, etc. We are very proud and honored to have highly trained and qualified individuals (one of our fencing coaches was an Olympic medalist!) teaching these weekly classes for our students. All special classes, as well as necessary supplies and uniforms, are provided at no additional cost to students.
Summer Program: In the months of July and August, Hodori focuses on building students’ leadership skills through a 6- or 7-week summer school program. Students who enroll in our summer school will enjoy free lunch and snacks as well as 3 field trips. Our past field trips have included the American Museum of Natural History, Adventure Land Amusement Park, and Splish Splash Water Park.
Our summer program is devoted to supplementing students’ academic work as well as enhancing their developmental growth to help mold them into becoming future leaders of our society. Our two programs are highly complementary and students who participate in both programs experience discernible growth intellectually, cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally.
Children’s Counseling: One of Hodori’s unique strengths is our commitment to the overall well-being of the children and families we serve. We pride ourselves in being able to provide counseling services to students as well as workshops for parents by certified mental health professionals. These services aid students manage internal and external stressors so they can better maximize learning and experience growth. Parental education services are also provided as part of a comprehensive support for students’ social and emotional health.