NDI Summer Recital A Stunner

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On July 23rd, 2015, four SGHY scholarship students from MS 302 in the Bronx participated in a stunning NDI summer recital of dance, song and international culture at the National Dance Institute’s (NDI) Center for Learning & the Arts at 217 West 147th Street.  Honoring NDI founder Jacques D’Amboise, more than 25 dancers and musicians …and a fantastic cultural dance troupe from China poured their considerable creative accomplishments into multiple performances. Each year, the Irene Diamond … Continue reading

SGHY Spring Benefit Date Set

The SGHY Spring Benefit will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine, 485 Tenth Avenue, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. This year’s awardees include basketball legend Walt Clyde Frazier; Steve Ashkinazy, Former CB#2 Manhattan Youth Committee Chair and long-time advocate for LGBT youth; Pedro Cardi, founder of the Latino College Scholarship Fund and International Brotherhood of Teamsters advocate; Michael Fortenbaugh, Commodore of the Manhattan Yacht Club and Sailing School (which teaches young people sailing skills every … Continue reading

Tennis and Basketball Day-Camp in Riverside Park

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Sixteen of our Bronx students this summer were enrolled at Tennis and Basketball Day-Camp in Riverside Park where they had intense basketball or tennis instruction, on the Hudson.  The Kids of Summer, one of the City’s top-quality day camps in connection with the Riverside Park Conservancy provided the instruction and facilities, and also generously discounted the cost.  SGHY arranged for transportation and remaining tuition.  Our kids came away with new skills, new confidence, new friends … Continue reading

Basketball Sleepaway Camp with Team First at Knox Boarding School

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 SGHY sponsored eight campers, four from each of our schools (MS 302 and MS 126), for a basketball sleepaway camp.  Retired NBA and St. Johns basketball star Tyrone Grant and his Team First coaches provided intense basketball training.  In addition, our inner-city kids —  many for the first time – experienced boating, swimming, and interacted with nature at Knox Boarding School on Long Island’s North Shore, as well as making a bunch of new friends. … Continue reading

Summer at Julian Krinsky Tennis Camp

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For the past two years SGHY has allowed two students from each school (MS 302 and MS 126) to attend a one-week session at the Julian Krinsky Tennis Camp, one of the nation’s premier tennis programs for young people.  The Krinsky organization generously accommodated two campers for the tuition of one.  In addition to new tennis skills, new friends, and lots of fun, these middle-school campers also derive inspiration from living on the Haverford College … Continue reading

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures This Year Included Sleep-Away Camp with Manhattan Youth and the Appalachian Mountain Club. For most of our students the wilderness consists of a schoolyard or city park.  Sophie Gerson believed that all city kids need to fully experience nature and the great outdoors. SGHY arranged for two boys and two girls to join with Manhattan Youth, one of our city’s top quality youth service providers, for some real outdoor adventures.  For a week, … Continue reading

Summer Dance Institute

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  The Irene Diamond Summer Dance Institute at the Renown National Dance Institute Is a Great Success.   For the past two summers SGHY has provided stipends to enable two students to attend NDI’s summer institute. This year SGHY will also sponsor after-school dance programs by NDI for MS 302 and MS 126 students. Here’s what our students have to say about it:  You learn a lot about jazz, ballet, tap and music that definitely … Continue reading