Come Out and Play!
130 years, and counting…
Since 1887, Trail Blazers’ programs have served young people, helping them to develop essential skills and values that enable them to step into the world ready to thrive. We are excited to return to the PS 241 family!
We believe in the importance of…
Trail Blazers is aligned with PS 241’s data driven and culturally responsive approach and the vision “to plant and cultivate the seed of learning in the heart of students so that they will become lifelong learners and productive members of our society”.
Trail Blazers @ PS241
For an overview of how our after school programs are structured, please visit the School Programs page.
Grades Served: 3K – 5th Grade
5 days a week
2 days a week (Monday & Tuesday)
2 days a week (Wednesday & Thursday)
Parent Pick up Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Each day students participate in sunrise, free play and sunset.
Our sunrise meeting takes place at the start of every program, and serves as an opportunity to frame the day. During Sunrise, each group sits together in a circle, sets/revisits group and personal goals, and reviews the schedule together.
During unstructured play group leaders are engaged with their students but not leading activities. During this time, group leaders encourage exploration, curiosity, and creativity.
Sunset closes the day. Students and group leaders will end their day with songs, games, and a reflection of the day’s challenges and successes.
Inquiry Based Environmental Science (Science Explorers)
Science Explores highlights an Inquiry-based learning approach that emphasizes the student’s role in the learning process. Rather than group leaders telling students what they need to know, students are encouraged to explore the material, ask questions, and share ideas. Some of the Science Explores Club themes include but are not limited to sustainable design, composting, the built environment and nature focused community mapping..
What Our Parents say
“We love Trail Blazers because they spend time getting to know the children. I’ve seen counselors playing with the children, which changes how they respond and makes them excited for after school. Thank you for loving my son and being a part of our family for the last 3 years!”
~ Parent, 2020
“Trail Blazers has a great after school program and I feel safe sending my child here. Also my son loves the outdoors now even more and is learning new and exciting things about nature I am so happy about that, go Trail Blazers.”
~ Parent, 2020