The Middle School Initiative (MSI) Program currently operates in one junior high school,
East Harlem’s IS171, grades 6-8.

The activities are conducted in the school after school, Monday – Thursday.

This program is funded partly through federal and state funding, and is comprised of at least 80 students.

The students in these components are involved in the following activities:


  • Instruction in Math and ELA
  • Tutoring
  • Homework Assistance
  • Workshops
  • High school, college and cultural field trips
  • High school selection assistance
  • Incentives for work ethic, behavior and attendance at after school program
  • Recreational and club participation