Roads to Success is bringing our after-school programming online as we continue our mission of empowering youth through this challenging time. Our online enrichment program is designed to support our future leaders' academic, social-emotional and recreational needs.
DAILY AFTER-SCHOOL SCHEDULE
The schedule of activities for the week starting Monday, March 30th includes:
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Tutoring/ HW Help
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Games for Fun & Purpose
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Group Discussions
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Break-Out Groups
Each week we will be adding new activities to our daily schedule as we continue to grow our programs virtually. Contact your program's Site Director for complete details.
So stay tuned for online rallies, virtual tutorials, TikTok challenges, #rtsstayshome parties and more in the coming weeks!
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Have a topic or subject matter you would like us to feature? Interested in volunteering? Reading a story? Hosting a magic show? Have a secret talent?
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with next steps.
We are so grateful for the wide spread support our transition to online programming has received thus far. It is a work in progress but also a labor of love. We look forward to continuing on this journey with you!
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
Earlier this evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced that students are not expected to report to NYC school buildings until Monday, April 20, 2020.
As a result, our after-school and Spring Recess programming across all of our NYC public school sites will be suspended until Monday, April 20, 2020 as well. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to your daily life. Our amazing team of site directors will however, be available via phone and email to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
The health and safety of all of our Roads to Success participants continues to be our first priority. We thank you all for your continued support and hope that everyone remains informed and healthy in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City.
Chief Program Officer
As a reminder, it is critical that we all continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Get your flu shot—it’s never too late
- Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history.
How to Stay Informed and Fight Bias
Please visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for critical updates, as well as a helpful Coronavirus Fact Sheet (plus translations), available on that page under Additional Resources for 2019 Outbreak.
This page also includes ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue. It’s important we come together as a community and support one another during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities. There are a lot of things on social media and in the news that are at best not rooted in science and at worst, offensive, demeaning and racist.
We will continue to share updates with our Roads to Success community during this rapidly evolving situation.
This year marked the 4th and final year of our partnership with Youth Inc. and the Celebration Gala. On Thursday, November 13, 2019, Roads to Success (RTS) staff, board members, families and supporters celebrated together at the Grand Hyatt New York alongside ten other nonprofit organizations who are working tirelessly on behalf of New York City Youth.
Thank you to everyone who supported or attended the event. We are deeply grateful for your commitment to building roads for our youth. Special thanks goes to Eliza and Jada who represented RTS on stage and spoke with confidence and grace.
Thank you Youth Inc. for this partnership and everyone who has supported and attended the event through the years. Stay tuned for our new event next year that will continue to celebrate and champion the success of our Future Leaders.