New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced that Project MOST in East Hampton is one of 68 after-school programs across the state to received grants to continue providing school-age children with quality youth development opportunities.
Project MOST received $137,500 through the Advantage After School Program.
Project MOST is a highly successful and effective community-based after-school program, providing programs to the youth in East Hampton. Project MOST provides an accessible opportunity for the youth of the East End, especially children with developmental disabilities and children of very low income immigrant families.
AASPs offer a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, an age-appropriate activities that integrate what happens in the school day. Programs operate five days per week during the regular school year, and may also operate during school breaks or extend hours into the early evening.
The AASP was created to help provide New York’s children with educational, interesting and fun activities to fill the vital three-hour gap directly after school. A growing body of research shows that children who participate in quality after school programs have higher school attendance and academic achievement, and are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors after school hours.