One of the most successful Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in the city wrapped up its sixth year on Friday, June 15th.
PS 110 parents and teachers joined the school’s OST administrator, North Brooklyn Development Corporation (NBDC), at their annual end of school year performance (NBDC Executive Director Rich Mazur promised a catchier name for the event next year). Grade-by-grade, kids from the after-school program dazzled the audience with song and dance, choreographed by the students themselves.
OST programs, which are funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), provide after-school, holiday and summer programming to NYC students. Budget cuts this year resulted in OST programs, citywide, losing approximately half their funding. NBDC’s program, however, received a significant financial boost for the next three years. “It’s a testament to NBDC, our youth coordinator Anna Turula and our program director Kasia Selwesiuk-Swietochowski,” said Mazur. “We have the perfect marriage between Principal Anna Cano Amato, Assistant Principal Anna Rocchio, the program, the school and our elected officials who support us.”