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Adventures in Learning is an after-school educational and enrichment program dedicated to improving the lives of Long Island children in need of after-school care and instruction. Housed in the Hagedorn Community Center at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC, Adventures provides a warm and caring environment where children develop homework skills while benefiting from computer instruction, literary and math programs, and cultural activities.

Focus Programs

The film Workshop is a class that teaches children how to tell their own stories. This class focuses on understating, writing and organizing their own stories; learning Lightning, Camera theory and editing on the basic level. The hope is to give them creative way to express their thoughts through story telling.

The Early Childhood Reading Program administered by three reading specialists, is modeled on professional tutoring programs shown to be highly effective for improving reading outcomes.

Nutrition is an important part of Adventures in Learning’s instruction.  The program was created to give children an opportunity to try, taste, choose, incorporate and eat healthier food choices at meals and snack times. 

Our math specialist addresses the increasing needs of math instruction for our entire student body.  Ensuring the development of mathematics competence during the primary grades is essential to later learning success. 

The purpose of this program is to address the needs of our English Language Learners (ELL) by providing an English as a New Language (ENL) program within the Adventures in Learning after school program.

News & Events

(Manhasset, NY) 11/01/2017

Please enjoy our new web site. We've made in easier to view our contents and photo galleries, as well as make a donation! Let us know if you have any suggestions or difficulties with our website! We welcome all input.

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(Manhasset, NY)

Here is a great article by Eleanor Lange of the Manhasset Press talking about Adventures in Learning and its 50 years of service in the Manhasset and Great Neck Community.  

http://manhassetpress.com/fifty-years-of-adventures-in-learning/

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(Manhasset, NY) January 4, 2016

Adventures in Learning’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointments of Manhasset residents, Connie Parsons and Michael Ryan, to its Board.  They replace Board Members Bill Ross and Ramon Parsons, whose terms just ended.

Adventures’ Executive Director, Diana Holden, saluted their appointments, stating, “First of all, I wish to recognize and to thank Bill Ross and Ramon Parsons, both long time supporters, for their tremendous Board work and contributions to Adventures.  And now I welcome both Connie Parsons and Michael Ryan, who are also at the forefront of community... full story