Clubs & Sports

Great Oaks – NYC’s Clubs & Sports:

Art Club
Art club is a safe, structured place in which students can exercise creative freedom and learn new styles and forms of art-making. Primarily teaching scholars different methods of drawing and painting. Projects will be based around time periods, styles, or specific artists from which the students will be asked to draw inspiration from.


Cheerleading Club
Cheerleading club will support our various sports teams throughout the year while teaching our scholars about team building and physical fitness.


Cooking, Nutrition, and Health
The two main objectives of this club are to teach scholars how to cook healthy and nutritious meals (both simple and complex) and to spark an interest in health-related careers, such as becoming a nurse, physician, etc. By applying science to the kitchen, scholars will be empowered to make real-world connections between the classroom and their daily lives.


Dance and Movement Ensemble
T​he purpose of this club is to foster self-awareness, self-expression, creativity, communication (nonverbal/verbal) and agency in students through the art form of dance and movement


Drama Club
O​ur scholars will benefit by opening up their minds, expressing themselves and being vulnerable in a safe space. Our work will culminate in various shows, all written and directed by our scholars.


Homework Center
Homework Help Center is an after school activity that is facilitated by fellows who supervise students while they complete homework assignments, and if needed, provide support to student who are struggling with class concepts.


Great Oaks Underground
A performance arts club that will incorporate music, hip-hop, poetry, and spoken word.


Heart & Sole
H​eart & Sole will inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls will develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k event.


Homework Center
Homework center will provide scholars with additional support in completing their assigned tasks.


Soccer Team
Soccer at GO-NYC aims to provide scholars with an athletic experience where they learn the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and hard work. Scholars will compete against other Middle School Athletic League teams, in aim of a championship.


Social Justice Club
This club will teach students how to identify social issues and devise ways to organize around these issues. We will learn ways to be active citizens, and how to enact change in our communities.


Students for Earth (7th & 8th Grade only)
Connecting scholars with the outside world through initiatives that focus on the environment.

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