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​PASE Explorers

PASE Explorers promotes global learning through local exploration. By identifying their community assets, visiting other neighborhoods in their borough to examine similarities and differences, and engaging in activities to communicate what they are learning, the PASE Explorers program helps young people build skills essential for being successful global citizens.

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2016 Participating Afterschool Programs

Introducing the programs sites selected for our 2015-16 program year


  • New Settlement Apartments, Mt Eden Children's Academy (Mount Eden)
  • New York City Mission, PS 33 (West Fordham)
  • New York City Mission Society, PS 85 (South Bronx)*
  • Police Athletic League, MS 118 (Tremont)
  • Phipps Neighborhoods, P&J Beacon (Throggs Neck)
  • Phipps Neighborhoods, Wings Academy Beacon (West Farms)
  • Westhab, Inc., Lighthouse Leadership Academy (Longwood)


  • Chinese Methodist Center, Mei Wah School (Lower East Side)
  • Chinese Methodist Center, PS 42 (Lower East Side)
  • Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc, CPC Chrystie Street SACC (Chinatown)
  • NYC Mission, PS 175 (Harlem)
  • Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Learning Center (Yorkville/Upper East Side)


  • Child Center, MS 226 (South Ozone Park, Queens)
  • Jacob Riis Settlement, CS 111 (Long Island City)
  • Jacob Riis Settlement, PS 166 (Astoria)
  • Queens Community House, Queens Collegiate (Jamaica)*
  • ZMI Foundation, PS 36 (St. Albans, NY)


  • Spring Creek Community Corp., PS 346 (Brooklyn)*

*Returning sites in Phase 2 of Explorers Program

List of 2014 and 2015 PASE Explorers Sites


In 2011, PASE wrote and developed the curriculum for Explorers, a program allowing youth to experience global learning through local exploration by engaging in community and cultural exploration and connecting to other neighborhoods. Through generous multi-year support from The Pinkerton Foundation, PASE built out the comprehensive cohort-based program and expanded it to operate in four boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens), engaging 45 afterschool sites and over a thousand young people in 4th through 6th grades.

Today, PASE is building on the learnings from the comprehensive Explorers program and transitioning to a sustainable program model requiring less intensive support in order to increase access to the program to benefit a greater number of afterschool programs and young people across New York City. Over the coming months, PASE will continue to assess Explorers training and technical assistance supports, both for groups and individuals, in order to learn the best and most effective manner to see this curriculum used and implemented.


PASE Explorers is supported by The Pinkerton Foundation.

PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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