Wellness in the Schools (WITS)
To end childhood obesity.
Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better.
We partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures.
Over one-third of children under the age of 18 in the United States are overweight or obese. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior."
Target has provided our school & community with multiple sponsorships and partnerships! With their funding and amazing team, we have opened multiple opportunities to our students & community. They have hosted events from book talks to donating items of need! They are an amazing asset to our school community.
Our fifth graders have the amazing opportunity to learn a multitude of dances from various cultures. This dance opportunity is a privileged provided to our graduating class for their hard work, enthusiasm, and perseverance! At the end of the course, a selected few are chosen to perform in a ballroom dancing competition!
CookShop in Schools-Food Bank For New York City
"With hands-on workshops reaching over 50,000 New Yorkers annually across all five boroughs, Cook-Shop teaches nutrition and physical activity information, as well as cooking skills, fostering enthusiasm for fresh, affordable fruits, vegetables and other whole foods."
"Computer Science for All (CS4All) will ensure all NYC public school students learn computer science, with an emphasis on female, black and Latino students. Through our work, students will be better prepared to utilize computer science during their K-12 experience and after graduation."
New Victory Theatre
"The New Victory offers a unique opportunity for students ranging in ages from Pre-K to 12th grade to experience live performances in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. To date, nearly 570,000 students and teachers have experienced a broad spectrum of dance, theater, music, puppetry, new vaudeville and circus productions from around the world. Many of these students experience their first ever live performance at The New Victory Theater. Committed to building impactful and long-lasting relationships with schools and youth programs through the performing arts, New Victory Education helps educators infuse creativity across the curriculum."
CREATIVE MUSIC PROGRAM
2nd Grade SWIMMING PROGRAM
CAMS CLASSROOM PROGRAM
Cam is a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum that is offered to grades 3k-2nd through New York Presbyterian. Cam helps create a learning environment where students can advocate for themselves and grow their personal emotional experiences with appropriate strategies.
Sports Youth Development League BASKETBALL
The Turn 2 Us Foundation offers during the Fall season a Girls & Boys Basketball Team to Grades 3-5! They participate in weekly games on Fridays against other schools in Washington Heights/Inwood. Through the league the leagues can participate in a 10-week mentorship group that focuses on health-lifestyles practices, problem solving skills, goal setting, and leadership skills.
Sports Youth Development League BASEBALL
The Turn 2 Us Foundation offers during the Spring season a Co-Ed Baseball team to Grades 3-5! They participate in weekly games on Fridays against other schools in Washington Heights/Inwood. Through the league the leagues can participate in a 10-week mentorship group that focuses on health-lifestyles practices, problem solving skills, goal setting, and leadership skills.
TURN 2 US
Turn 2 Us (T2U) is a school-based mental health promotion and prevention program in partnership between New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Derek Jeter's Turn2 Foundation, and public elementary schools in Washington Heights/Inwood. The program aims to enhance the mental health literacy of school personnel and parents/caregivers, so they are best equipped to ensure our youths' progress emotionally, socially, and academically.
We have partnered with City Lore who have provided our community with an interactive music experience. Trained musicians have come to perform while teaching the art of music to our students to immerse them in the world of music. Their program draws on the rich cultural traditions and resources of the city’s many neighborhoods, and ethnic, linguistic, and artistic communities to support learning in the arts.
Over the course of 20 sessions, three groups of students learned songs, solfege, basic heathy vocal production (speaking versus singing voice), 3/4- and 4/4-time signatures and conducting patterns, major and minor triads and tonality in songs, basic song forms like AABA, and a bit of popular music history.
Annual Holiday Performance
Classes that participate in theater classes frequently throughout the week gain the opportunity to perform and aid in the production of a holiday show
COLUMBIA/PRESBYTERIAN MENTAL HEALTH
Because we believe in the benefits of mental health, we have partnered with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Through this partnership they have provided us with a mental health therapist who supports students and families who qualify. The partnership also provides us with a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that supports our students in regulating their emotions.
CHALK-Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Kids
"Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) is New York Presbyterian’s (NYP) obesity prevention program in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the community of Northern Manhattan. The program developed out of a need to serve the high risk, predominantly Latino community of Washington Heights/Inwood. The goal of CHALK is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in Northern Manhattan by creating an environment in which healthy lifestyles are integral to the lives of all children and their families. CHALK’s areas of focus are community organizations and programs, early childhood centers, public schools, faith-based organizations, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s outpatient pediatric practices."
The Discovery Center is an innovative space where students can where teachers can bring students to do research or use STEM, Literacy, Math, and computer learning centers.