GOAL is a New York City based nonprofit after-school program housed in PS 171. At GOAL, we strive to provide our students with programs geared towards meaningful educational and social growth. GOAL programming focuses on enriching the whole child with emphasis on teamwork, character building, community, as well as academics. With this student-centered approach, GOAL students are given the tools to determine the quality of their lives and become active, responsible citizens in the classroom and beyond.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A thought for the day

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.-Anonymous

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Dirty Bookbag LIVE at El Museo del Barrio

GOAL's Rock Band will be participating in the Student's Achievements in the Arts at El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue) on Thursday, May 24th. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


In Ms. Sanderson's Art Explorers class, students work on a print-making project. First, they made sketches from pictures. Then, they picked their favorite sketch and copied it on to a piece of flat foam. After that, they carefully went over their lines with a sharp stick to make indentations over the pencil. When they finally rolled printing ink over the foam, the indented lines did not collect ink. This leaves the finished piece with a really cool effect! Pictures of the finished products will be up soon. Make sure to check back :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Drama Creates their set

Today, drama painted beautifully colored set pieces to be part of their "All the Rice in India" play. Catch the performance at the GOAL group presentations in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A different perspective on art...

Sanderson's class works on perspective paintings.

"we had to use a horizon line and then we put a dot which is called a vanishing point. We also made trees and buildings that get smaller. It looks like it's going away into the distance."
-Ive Chowdhury, Ms. Sanderson's Art Class