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EXTREME KIDS AND CREW INC

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Extreme Kids & Crew is a welcoming community center where children with disABILITIES, their friends & families, socialize, create and play.

We began our journey at Space No. 1, a small but bustling space in a cooperative school building in Brooklyn, where we conducted arts and movement workshops for kids with disabilities, their siblings and parents, open plays, parent seminars and special events.

Outgrowing the space, we've moved into a public school building, PS 15, in Red Hook Brooklyn, where we have a large sensory gym with swings, ball pit, play loft, climbing ropes and lots and lots of oversized bean bags to run and jump into. We also have a separate room for music and art classes and offer a variety of programming after school and on weekends. We also have a smaller, intimate space in Clinton Hill for families with children under 4. This space offers playgroups and has much of the same equipment but geared for the younger child.

We’ve had over 1,000 families visit our space since we opened in November of 2011. We’ve had over 7,000 visits to our sensory playspace. There is a great need for families with kids with disabilities to meet each other, to have fun with each other, to be in a place where they are deeply accepted and welcomed. While there are some excellent facilities in Manhattan that provide engaging and creative programming for kids with disabilities, they are very expensive, averaging about $100/hour. Our program is meant for families of every income group. Our stance is that families with kids with disabilities face daunting financial obligations, no matter where they stand on the economic spectrum, and we do not want to stress them out even more by making our programming expensive. As a result, a wonderfully diverse group of parents have become involved; professors, car washers, teachers, sculptors, therapists, lawyers, judges, counselors, graphic designers, homemakers, musicians, accountants, waitresses, actresses, poets, doctors, antique dealers, retail, chefs, presently unemployed, and more. Families come from Canarsie, Crown Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Staten Island, Chinatown, Upper West Side, the Bronx, Queens, as well, of course, as all over Brooklyn.

Because of the popularity of our programming, we're expanding! We'll be bringing our Title One public school model to Queens this fall.


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Organization Information

EXTREME KIDS AND CREW INC
71 Sullivan St
BROOKLYN, NY 11231

Phone
347-528-4246

Web
http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org

Email
info@extremekidsandcrew.org

Mission:
Extreme Kids & Crew is a welcoming community center where children with disABILITIES, their friends & families, socialize, create and play.

EIN: 352392415

Reports: Guidestar

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