Nearly 60,000 young people participate in some aspect of the Comprehensive After School System of New York City, most prominently in the SONYC program. This is a cornerstone of much of the work we do in our School Age Division.
This year, the city wanted to recognize exceptional staff with the COMPASS Cares Afterschool Professionals awards. It was looking to recognize five people from each borough. Not surprisingly, Children’s Aid staff captured four of those awards (only one other organization had more than one winner—just saying).
We’re honored to get such wonderful recognitions, knowing that this translates into strong outcomes for the students in these programs. Let’s congratulate these outstanding members of our team: Wendy Balderas, April Benedetto, Stacey Campo, and Charles Perez. You represent us well.