This Was Summer Camp 2019

Camp Zeke Summer Camp

SGHY is so grateful to recognize the record breaking contributions to our Summer Camp program from our 2019 sponsors, the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation, the Fr. Louis Gigante Foundation, the David Richenthal Foundation, George Olsen, Esq., Henry Bulh, the United Federation of Teachers, and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators , and hundreds of individual donors for 2019. Their support gave over 100 middle school students from our school-year programs in under-served districts… Continue reading

Here Come the Summer Camps !

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Summer Camps Rule for SGHY Middle School Students. Sophie Gerson long advocated a holistic approach to education. This includes summer camps. With scholarships for our middle school students whose families cannot afford camp we have observed truly amazing positive impact. You can see for yourself    A week at camp can last them a lifetime, with the new experiences, friendships, skills, healthy fun, self-confidence, and dreams. Our schools’ general program sleepaway camp choice has become Camp Zeke,… Continue reading

We’ve Added More Enrichment

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This year…and next, SGHY has added more enrichment Implementing Sophie Gerson’s vision, SGHY’s unique, effective program model is identifying more enrichment with the best program providers and camps to our schools. This effort brings teachers from the schools alongside the coaches and instructors to assure complete for each student’s needs. Over the past two years SGHY has supported or brought to our schools sports programs in the form of tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, running, field… Continue reading

This IS Rocket Science – The Podcast

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Columbia Space Initiative’s (CSI) all-new, in-house produced space podcast, This IS Rocket Science, created by Henry Manelski now contributes to the overall partnership between Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth and Columbia University.   The first Rocket Science episode was released October 21st to Spotify, with neary weekly episodes following.  Click on the episode you’d like to hear on the media player above. In 2017 SGHY added added collaboration with Columbia University Departments of Athletics and Science,… Continue reading

Reaching Higher in Sports and Academics

Reaching Higher in Sports and Academics with the Help of Our Friends In Summer 2017 SGHY had their most expansive summer camp program, ever.  More middle-school children and a greater variety of camps, thanks to the generosity of our benefactor Dr. David Milch and to Board Member Ayo Harrington who coordinated the logistics. This Fall SGHY also put in place their most exciting school year program, reaching higher in sports and academics.  More students in… Continue reading

Music, Dance and Raising Funds

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SGHY is raising funds at the Village Underground this year Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 130 West 3rd Street ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK JOIN US Continue reading

Where S.T.E.M Works

SGHY Students get a chance to see how S.T.E.M really works

New York City Center for Space Science Education (“NYCCSSE”), is a facility where S.T.E.M works. SGHY is incredibly fortunate to have partnered with the Airline Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in cooperation with the Fund for Public Schools to offer a program where  S.T.E.M works. Last February, 32 middle school students from  very low income communities experienced, over the course of their school’s winter  break, the challenges and joys of air flight as they learned… Continue reading

National Dance Institute Summer Recital

National Dance Institute Scholars - a summer event

This year’s National Dance Institute Summer recital was even more amazing than the last. There are spring after-school classes for our students at MS302 in the Bronx and then this very special National Dance Institute Summer Recital at Jacques D’Amboise’ famed institution.  SGHY offers a scholarship to two deserving students for an intensive month of dance training every year.  This year’s scholars were Jayda McCoy and Jett Torres. Each piece in this year’s recital was new… Continue reading

Third Annual Tennis Tournament – UPDATE

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The Third Annual Tennis Tournament for the Sophie Gerson Cup was held June 3rd, 2016… at Columbia University’s Dick Savitt Tennis Center,  (Map). We never tire of the energy and enthusiasm our Middle School students bring to this tournament every year.  With the continued hospitality of Columbia University’s Varsity Tennis Coach Howie Edelman and Varsity Team Champs, Richard Pham, Burt Vancour and Shawn Hadavi  with the steady and experienced guidance of NY Junior Tennis and Learning NYJTL , and… Continue reading

Sophie’s Stars

Sophie's Stars 2016 team was young but fierce.

They didn’t win the playoffs in March, but Sophie’s Stars gave the Greenwich House-Malakoff Girls Basketball League lots of heart and a ton of enthusiasm. This year’s team was possibly the youngest in the league, though it would be hard to say they weren’t familiar with the game or lacked enthusiasm to master all the right plays.  What was most remarkable, however, is how well they understood the concept of team play.  Their offense was… Continue reading