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, 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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ms. Elyse's last day

Today was Ms. Elyse's last day at GOAL, but she promises to stop by Saturday GOAL soon.

Thank you for spending time with us at GOAL, Elyse. You will be missed!!

Cooking with Katzie

Today, Martino's group cooked some DELICIOUS food with Katzie. Here you'll see students whipping together some delicious berry/fresh whipped cream/ meringue dessert. Below that, catch a peek of some chopping action as students prep for the main dish: breakfast for dinner! We were amazed to discover a new vegetable today... Sea Beans! They look a little like seaweed and grow in salt marshes so are very salty. We used it in our scrambled eggs as a healthy alternative to loading on the table salt. Wonderful! There was also a kale salad (Ms. Angel's favorite veggie! All my juicers know kale is PACKED with nutrients.) Overall, it was a delicious and healthy meal. Thanks Katzie!

Ms. Irias and Mr. Martino's group explore central park

GOAL visited the Alice in Wonderland sculpture this week. 
Click the link below to read about it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fundraiser 2012

Last night was a blast at the 10th Anniversary Charity Cocktail and Auction. Thank you to all that support GOAL and have made the first 10 years amazing!

A special thanks to the GOAL board members (pictured below) for making it all possible.

From left to right:
Lisa Kelly- BTIG, LLC, Larry Litoff- City-as-School, Rob Shapiro- Bloomberg, Bryan Kievit- Accipiter Capital Management, Howard Clyman- Founder, Friends of the Children NY, Bryan Powell- Executive Director, Joan Horton- The Horton Group, Doris Koenig- NYC Department of Education, Paul Takats- Deerfield Management, Jeffrey Kaplan- Deerfield Management

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hanging Out before GOAL

Najiyah, Konttessa, and Mr. Powell work on some homework on this beautiful Tuesday afternoon!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!!


These five students had tickets picked in this month's raffle, and are invited to see The Lorax in theaters this Saturday with Ms. Angel and Mr. Powell. Super job, keep it up!