The Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) has been providing the children of Plainfield with high quality pre-school and out of school time programs for over 50 years. Positioned as an anchor institution in Plainfied, SSYC’s mission is to develop children’s competency, self-esteem and self-reliance through opportunities to make choices, experiment, create, imagine and inquire. The SSYC After School Program, operating in its current form for over ten years, provides a safe and enriching place for low income children to receive homework help, engage in outdoor recreation and participate in supplemental STEM and literacy programs that contribute to school success. We also offer a comprehensive 9- Week STEAM Summer enrichment Program. The STEAM program also incorporates SSYC’s Urban Farm, providing opportunities for children to learn many STEAM skills through growing fresh produce. Produce from the farm will be included in SSYC’s snacks and will be sent home to ensure children have food on the weekends. SSYC is proud to house it's operations in its newly constructed state of the art 25,000 square foot educational center.
Offering an accredited Preschool Program for 210 children and a comprehensive Afterschool and Summer school enrichment program for 100 children, with a heavy focus on the STEM subjects, we have established and academically enriched safe haven for our students.
Housed in our newly constructed state of the art educational center, we are able to expand our programs and our outreach. When you participate your enable us to continue our STEAM Summer Camp and expand our Afterschool Program to include a Robotics Club. Your support helps us continue to have an impact that will change the lives of the children we service for generations to come.