After school programs are a thing of the past in many New York City public schools having been cut severely during the Mayor Bloomberg era in City Hall. Those afterschool programs were a bridge to what a student may not have understood in the classroom, or were programs that helped enrich students.
Bronx Connect has teamed up with AT&T to bring some of these programs to students in an out of school classroom at Bronx Connect on East 148th Street. Bronx Connect has served youth whom society has identified as high risk of recidivism. With proper mentorship and wrap-around case management, Bronx Connects youth beat all odds.