Guidance Corner

After School Program


UAU program currently has a waitlist for new applicants.

United Activities Unlimited (UAU) at IS 72 offers after school and summer programming for students in grades 6-8. Our programming focuses on STEM, Leadership, Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, Recreation and much more! All of our programs and activities are at no cost to participants and their families.

SONYC (School’s Out NYC)

COMPASS NYC’s (Comprehensive After School System NYC) middle school model, also known as SONYC, is an after-school program that serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Structured like clubs, the model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service.

The COMPASS/SONYC programs are made possible through funding provided by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). UAU COMPASS/SONYC Programs provide activities in the areas of academic enhancement, leadership skills, social and emotional learning, career awareness, recreation and health, culture and arts, civic engagement, and life skills.

As part of our program requirements participates will engage in two hours per week of Leadership programming and two hours per week of STEM or Literacy programming. 

Program Information

Start date: 

Program runs Monday-Friday after the school dismissal bell and runs until 5:15 p.m. There is no bus service home at the end of UAU programs.

Students will be in groups and will participate in various activities that focus on STEM, Literacy and Leadership as well as recreation based programs. 

Students are required to attend a minimum of 3 days per week and remain for the entire duration of program – there is no early pick up prior to program dismissal. 


To apply to afterschool program, go to and create an account or sign in if you already have one. 

Once logged in you will need to do the following:
1) Go to your dashboard and add an applicant. The applicant is the student applying to the program. 
2)Search programs by selecting Afterschool and typing "IS 072 Rocco Laurie" into the search bar
3)Add the program to your list – You will be asked to select an applicant. Then click apply.
4)Go back to your dashboard, select the apply button and complete the application

Submitting an application does not automatically enroll the student into the SONYC program. Additional documents will be required – these documents are attached. 

Docs & Forms

All additional documents below must be submitted in order to complete your child’s application. Any application missing these documents will be considered incomplete. 

Additional documents will only be accepted via email to 

Please put the full name of the applicant in the subject field. Please do not drop off documents to IS72.


Each year an updated medical with immunization record, stamped and signed by the participants doctor/physician, needs to be submitted. Medicals are only valid for one year from the date of exam.

Participant Waiver

Health Attestation 

Health Attestation is a one time form indicating that the parent/guardian will monitor the participant for symptoms of Covid-19 daily and will not send the participant to program if any symptoms are present. 

If you have any questions, please to contact Mr. Egan at

Thomas J. Egan