Ditmas Middle School

Engaging and fun activites for your teen

“Our ultimate goal is to be a safe place where our kids choose to be… not where they must be. We strive to be the best part of their day. We help them become the best versions of themselves. They get to choose all the activities they participate in. Our custom-made experience is designed to fulfill their aspirations.” April Davis, Program Director

The Ditmas Middle School, directed by April Davis, is a place where our kids come to cultivate their minds, receive guidance to foster their passions and find their path in life. The main difference that makes Ditmas After School unique, is the club-based approach. Each club offers different activities, based on kids’ requests. Kids program their own week based on their preferences.

Kids attend two clubs per day, in addition to a mandatory hour of homework help. The club “activities” are integrated and work together in projects. For example, the fashion club may design and make the clothes for the music club’s holiday show. View details of our many activities below.

What We Offer

Academic Enrichment

This club provides all the help your child might need to improve their school performance, to foster any academic interests they might have, and to be top of the class!

Art & Music

Is your child an artist or a musician? Then Ditmas’ art & music clubs are perfect for them! Here your child will learn to express themselves artistically.

Dance

Dance is the perfect place for anyone to express themselves creatively while moving your body!  Explore hip-hop, modern, and Afro, and then perform at our shows!

Fashion

Learn new things from designing to using heat-press, the Cricut, and sewing machines! This club also provides their assistance with other clubs such as Dance and Sports!

Cooking

Passionate about food? Cooking is the ideal club for your child to have fun and learn another critical skill that will serve them in life!

Community Service

This is organized by Ditmas FDC Youth Council Chapter, aiming to give back to the community. To achieve that, they put together special events that anyone can join!

Theatre Games

This is the perfect place for your children to experience public speaking, teamwork, gain confidence, and have fun. This club is a part of Ditmas’ holiday shows!

Sports

This club offers many different sports for your child to choose from. Ditmas offers an indoor multi-sport court, where kids can have fun and start a healthy hobby!

Youth Mentorship

This is one of Ditmas’ key clubs on learning important life skills. We focus mainly on leadership, selflessness, and community responsibility.

Academic Enrichment

This club provides all the help your child might need to improve their school performance, to foster any academic interests they might have, and to be top of the class!

Art & Music

Is your child an artist or a musician? Then Ditmas’ art & music clubs are perfect for them! Here your child will learn to express themselves artistically.

Dance

Dance is the perfect place for anyone to express themselves creatively while moving your body!  Explore hip-hop, modern, and Afro, and then perform at our shows!

Fashion

Learn new things from designing to using heat-press, the Cricut, and sewing machines! This club also provides their assistance with other clubs such as Dance and Sports!

Cooking

Passionate about food? Cooking is the ideal club for your child to have fun and learn another critical skill that will serve them in life!

Youth Mentorship

This is one of Ditmas’ key clubs on learning important life skills. We focus mainly on leadership, selflessness, and community responsibility.

Theatre Games

This is the perfect place for your children to experience public speaking, teamwork, gain confidence, and have fun. This club is a part of Ditmas’ holiday shows!

Sports

This is one of Ditmas’ key clubs on learning important life skills. We focus mainly on leadership, selflessness, and community responsibility.

Community Service

This is organized by Ditmas FDC Youth Council Chapter, aiming to give back to the community. To achieve that, they put together special events that anyone can join!

More about Ditmas

April Davis
Site Director

Ms. Davis has been working with children for 20 years, beginning as a volunteer when she was in High School. She continued her work with children throughout her educational career when she majored in early childhood education.
Most recently, Ms. Davis ran an NYC program that consisted of over 13 sites. Ms. Davis’s intuitive methods are clearly seen throughout the Ditmas after school program. She is currently enrolled in a joint Master’s degree program that combines early childhood development and psychology.

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