Children who have health insurance are better prepared to learn in school and better equipped to succeed. Unfortunately, around 3.3 million children in the U.S. are uninsured, and one out of every 10 kids might not receive the medical care they need when they need it. Most uninsured children are eligible for low-cost or free health care coverage through Medicaid or the State's Children's Health Insurance Program, which exist in every state and cover doctor's visits and prescriptions. Parents may not know about this program, or may think they're not eligible. Tell parents about this program, and urge them to get more information.
Catholic Charities Family Centers
Information and referral including linkages to all Catholic Charities services and activities as well as the services of other agencies. Advocacy and technical assistance on entitled benefits like Social Security or Food Stamps. Short-term counseling to individuals and families including crisis support and much more.
Bent on Learning
rovides yoga classes to kids in grades K-12 in public schools and youth centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the South Bronx. Each class is 40 minutes to an hour and a half with an average of 15 students per class. Because many New York City public schools do not have a gym, classes are often held in the classroom with the desks pushed aside.
Catholic Youth Organization
Organizes parish-based sports and activities for boys and girls, ages 8 to 20 in Brooklyn & Queens. Activities include: basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, track and volleyball. The season runs from September through June.
Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City
Have your school adopt a senior center.
A Girl's World
Free for girls ages 7-17 only. Safe pen pal system that assigns a number to each girl, instead of publishing email addresses. Each pen pal has quite an extensive entry that includes likes, dislikes and their view of the future, so in order to register, you'll need to answer more than forty questions.
Connects 1.6 million students and teachers from 24,923 registered classrooms in 130 countries. In addition to the basics of matching classrooms by country, language, or other criteria, their free service includes instant language translation, curriculum guides, world maps, world weather, and Web-based teacher-monitored email accounts for students.
Field Trip Factory
Unique interactive education field trip programs are called Be a Smart Shopper, The Medical Mystery Tour(tm), Be a Sports Authority(tm), The Eye-Opening Adventure and The Great Green Adventure. Designed and executed by Chicago-based Field Trip Factory(tm) (FTF), these programs offer wonderful lessons within the classroom, dealing with such life skills as money management, nutrition, animal welfare, fitness, safety and healthcare, all of which incorporate math, literacy and self-esteem lessons.
Madame Tussauds New York
Visit an elite group of politicians, figures and icons and play with the wax.
South Street Seaport Museum
Museum education programs take place throughout the historic district and piers, on their sailing and stationary ships, in our galleries and at their off-site archeology center, New York Unearthed.
Big Onion Walking Tours
Big Onion tours are appropriate for all ages, from third grade and up. They can assist in integrating tours into an academic curriculum. Guides use wonderful visual aids to help bring the history of New York alive.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Empire State Building
NBC Studio Tour
Radio City Entertainment
Schools receive group discount prices.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Harness Racing Museum
Alice Austen House
Staten Island, NY
Upon entering the Alice Austen House Museum, students step back in time and enter the Victorian world that Alice lived in. After a brief introduction to Alice and her family's home, each child will be given a guidebook containing reproductions of photographs that Alice took more than 100 years ago.
American Immigrant Wall of Honor
The largest Wall of names in the world, pays tribute to America's rich cultural heritage, celebrating American immigration from its earliest beginnings right up to present day. Over 600,000 names are currently inscribed, representing virtually every nationality, including those who endured forced migration from slavery as well as our earliest settlers, the American Indian.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is owned by the City of New York, operated by the International Garden Club, Inc. and is a member of the Historic House Trust. A New York City Landmark, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is one of the most beautifully located country seats in the City. The restoration of this Mansion is an outstanding example of effective preservation in New York City.
National Parent Teacher Association
PTA membership is open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of National PTA. Individual members may belong to any number of PTAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and National PTAs.
New York State Parent Teacher Association
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Since 1876, Music Teachers National Association has existed to support music teaching and the art of music. Founded by Theodore Presser and sixty-two colleagues, MTNA is America's oldest professional music association.
National Association of Special Education Teachers
A national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalness, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.