Youth Services


FDC provides positive social and academic learning opportunities to promote independence, self-confidence, creativity, and civic awareness among youth in the Brooklyn community.

FDC programs bridge daytime learning with the afterschool environment, working with staff, parents, students, school and community partners to ensure our youth access opportunity and realize their dreams.  Our programs encourage positive interactions between educators and students in a safe and nurturing environment, providing age appropriate activities that focus on the physical, social and educational needs of youth in our community

As one of the largest providers of programs for youth in the larger Flatbush community, our after school, summer camp, and community center programs are collaborative efforts between FDC and two Cornerstone Programs, as well as four neighborhood schools: P.S. 152, P.S. 217, P.S. 315, and Ditmas Jr. High School. FDC’s youth programs serve over 900 Brooklyn youth by providing activities that strengthen and support their academic, civic, cultural, creative, social, physical and emotional development while supporting family and community needs.


Please begin by reading the Afterschool Cover Letter specific to your child’s school, and then complete the necessary forms. Please note that an enrollment form (either the Universal Participant Intake Form for PS 217, PS 152/315 and Ditmas Junior High School OR the Beacon Cornerstone Application for the Cornerstone sites), medical form, and an Authorized Pick-Up Form found below must be downloaded, fully completed and returned to FDC. Admission is by lottery, if sections are full after the lottery date, prospective participants will be placed on a waitlist.

Children currently living or attending school near the Cornerstone sites or enrolled in PS 217, PS 152, PS 315 and Ditmas Junior High School are eligible to apply. 


**The After School 2019 Parent Cover letter and the Authorized Pick-Up Form below are for either PS 217 or Ditmas JH ONLY, the other Forms are for all of the programs. If you would like to register your child for one of the other After School locations please check back here regularly, the registration information and dates will be posted as soon as they become available.**

Ditmas JH After School 2019 Parent Cover Letter – Read and print for your records


PS 217 After School 2019 Parent Cover Letter – Read and print for your records


PS 217 After School 2019 program Flyer – Read


PS 315 & PS 152 After School 2019 Parent Cover Letter – Read and print for your records

DYCD Universal Participant Intake and AIR Consent – FY20

Medical Form

PS 217 Authorized Pick-up Form