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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Origami with Mr. Martino

GOAL Prep's Origami group creates a tiny table and chair with origami paper. It was interesting seeing all of the intricate folds it takes to create a finished product. Great job!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cooking with Susan

Our guest Susan Sandler guided the Healthy Lifestyle group in making some homemade oatmeal after a great discussion about healthy breakfast choices. Yum!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

GOAL Artists

Ms. Sanderson's Art class is currently creating artwork inspired by James Whistler. Here are some shots of the class using a splattering paint technique (fun and a little messy!) to finish off their work. Do you think they achieved their goal of creating a feeling of fireworks in a night sky?

If you run into Nahiyaan at GOAL, you should take a look at his amazing sketchbook. It's full of awesome drawings.

GOAL students continue to remind us of how important art is in our community. Great job!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day from GOAL

What better way to spend V-day than juicing up some delicious liquid nourishment?

Here are some pics from yesterday's and today's juicing adventures:

We will be juicing this week and next week. Come by and have a taste!

Monday, February 13, 2012

read all about it!

The January/February edition of Da Newz is fresh off the press. Lots of cool articles inside, like "Overcoming my Fear!" by Teja Caban, and "Picking a Middle School" by Neena Agosto.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday GOAL

Saturday GOAL is back! 

It was a great turn out today for our first Saturday GOAL of the year. The dates for future Saturday GOAL days are as follows:

February 11th
March 10th
April 21st
May 19th
June 2nd
June 16th

This morning, Mr. Hunter taught us about nutrition and staying healthy and active. The afternoon ended with a dodgeball tournament in the gym. Fun!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

model students!

this whole table earned multiple tickets today! They did an awesome job completing homework before GOAL activities began.