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 118 community, with a re-imagined program program design, focused on the right mix of play, challenge and exciting content.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID this program was re-tooled to focus on play and recreation solely. It operates as a recreation-only program under the provision in New York State Child Day Care Regulations (Effective April 21, 2021), Section 413.2. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.
We believe in the importance of…
One hundred thirty-four years is a long time to perfect the art of youth development. Formal metrics confirm what anecdotal reports have always shown us: building strong social and emotional foundations sets children up for true long-term success.
Every Trail Blazers program is designed with the same five building blocks – research-backed strategies, seamlessly woven into each day’s plan:
This approach – which looks different every day, within every program, and for every group – delivers a uniquely powerful youth development experience.
Trail Blazers @ PS9
Site Director: Ney Nixon
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