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4/8 – What’s New at YWCA Afterschool?
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4/8 – What’s New at YWCA Afterschool?

YWCA @ BCS After School Weekly Blurb: 4/8/16  The after school program had a week filled with fun activities.  The Art class created paper mache projects, illustrations, and font design.  Martial Arts worked on strength and resistance training.  Engineering class constructed bridges required to sustain a certain amount of weight, and explored … Continue reading

4/21 – BCS raises $3000 to support Syrian refugees and wins Google virtual reality headsets!
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4/21 – BCS raises $3000 to support Syrian refugees and wins Google virtual reality headsets!

In one of our recent Crewlympics challenges, we made pinwheels to help Syrian youth recover from conflict as part of the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge.  The pinwheels supported Syrian refugee students to have secure and nurturing spaces to learn.  The Bezos Family Foundation donated $2 to the International Rescue Committee’s Healing Classrooms program for each pinwheel created by … Continue reading

4/8 – YWCA Afterschool Update
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4/8 – YWCA Afterschool Update

The After School program had an exciting week filled with trips to the Brooklyn Museum and the Lego flagship store, and activities that encouraged creativity and perseverance. The Gardening class built protective supports around young trees in the school yard and prepped soil for planting. Students in the dance class are working on new choreography for the next … Continue reading

3/18 – YWCA LG Afterschool Update – another great week!
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3/18 – YWCA LG Afterschool Update – another great week!

3/18 – YWCA Update This past week has been a filled with performances, activities, and a trip. The students from Martial Arts and Fitness worked on their conditioning and martial arts techniques. The cooking class learned the science behind the effects of boiling water on food, while the International Cooking Club learned to make dumplings on Friday. The … Continue reading

3/18 – BCS Video Game Club First Annual “Game-a-geddon” is a smash success!
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3/18 – BCS Video Game Club First Annual “Game-a-geddon” is a smash success!

  On March 18, the BCS Video Game Club held its first annual “Game-a-geddon” tournament for the entire Upper Grades to help celebrate the spirit of gaming at BCS!  The VGC was delighted that 64 students took part in the first Game-a-geddon.  It was by all accounts a huge success!! The winning team was called Role Play Group (R.P.G.) captained … Continue reading

BCS 8th Graders Investigate the Gowanus Canal!
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BCS 8th Graders Investigate the Gowanus Canal!

After two months of investigating, researching and reporting, 8th grade students from Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies wrote investigative news articles about the Gowanus Canal. Each student chose their own angle and investigation to focus on. The Gowanus Canal Conservancy published one of the articles about coal tar contamination in the Canal: https://gowanuscanalconservancy.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/8th-graders-investigate-the-gowanus-canal/ For more information about the Gowanus … Continue reading

YWCA Afterschool – Continuous Learning!
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YWCA Afterschool – Continuous Learning!

The after school program was busy this week. The Cooking class investigated the science involved in cooking, by conducting experiments around the marinating process. The students tested different substances found in marinades to determine which were most effective in infusing the food with flavor. Different parts of the marinade serve different roles, one of which is breaking down … Continue reading

BCS YWCA Afterschool Programming – Fun and Educational!
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BCS YWCA Afterschool Programming – Fun and Educational!

As we begin the second semester of school, the BCS YWCA After School program continues to work on fun projects and activities that build skills, encourage creativity and critical thinking. This week, the Theater class explored A Raisin in the Sun, while the cooking class explored the effects of leavening agents in baked goods. Art class drew illustrations … Continue reading