CLUBS, ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Metro students are more than just students, they are athletes, activists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, poets and more. They run outdoor cleanups, make art, write, celebrate culture and read books. If you know your passion or want to discover new ones, check out our list of after-school activities and join a group!
If you plan to start a club this year, or if you are an outside provider wanting to advertise a program, please fill out our Club Information Form. We'll review your submission before posting it below.
We are currently looking for volunteers in two areas:
Program Volunteers support Open Source programs at Artspace and learn about what it takes to launch successful programs from start to finish. This could include setting up an event (chairs, beverages, food, etc.), greeting our audience, checking tickets and vaccination cards, and assisting staff with clean up.
Front Desk Volunteers support the exhibitions at Artspace and learn about the various elements of a successful visitor experience. This could include greeting visitors, offering them assistance with QR codes, answering questions about exhibitions, and collecting names and email addresses for our newsletter.
To sign up: https://artspacenewhaven.org/volunteer/
BLM@Metro is a student group dedicated to creating a space in our school to share experiences, learn from one another, and plan events to support the Metro community and connect with other similar student groups across the city.
When: Twice monthly, specific days and times to be determined by student members.
To join: Join the BLM@Metro Google Classroom (Classroom Code: ctgfuui) or email email@example.com
Citywide Winners' Circle
This is an online club that teaches success ethics and promotes academic engagement. Our goal is to have students hit the ground running in high school.
Advisor: Ms. Furahi Achebe
When: Tuesdays and Fridays at 4pm over Zoom
To sign up: email Furahi.Achebe@new-haven.k12.ct.us to get the Zoom link
Community Service Club
Join this group to find out about volunteer opportunities in our local community. For example, we participate in a lot of ourdoor cleanups.
Advisor: Ms. Smith
To sign up: To sign up: Send a text to the following number: 81010 Text the message: @67899gb OR Load the app and Sign up via @67899gb
At New Haven Urban Debate League, we believe all students deserve access to debate education. Good public speaking skills help students build confidence and make friends. We coach at over 15 New Haven County schools, run an annual summer camp, and travel to tournaments across the country. Metro and HSC are teaming up to form a Debate Team together this year!!
When: Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20PM at High School in the Community (HSC).
Evolutions at Peabody
EVOLUTIONS is a youth program at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History that offers a space for high school students to explore science, nature and culture through all four years of high school. Through weekly afternoon classes, New Haven and West Haven high school students participate in tours of museum collections and labs, learn about college, and collaborate with peers and museum staff to create new content.
Advisor: Aaliyah Shabazz, EVOLUTIONS Fellow; evolutions.peabody.yale.edu
When: October 2022-May 2023
To sign up: Applications are open until Sept 18, 2022: https://bit.ly/3tytxEd
Fairmont Park Reforesting
Metro students are welcome to join Urban Resources Initiative (URI) every Friday at Fairmont Park from 3-5pm. Students earn community service time for helping. Contact Mr. Willems in advance at (203) 645-0552 to let them know you'll be there.
Friends of East Rock Park
Friends of East Rock Park is a community and environmental advocacy group. We encourage neighbors to meet each other, celebrate the environment and become stewards of the park. We build connections by hosting work days and social events, and supporting other neighborhood efforts. All of our events are free and open to everyone.
When: 9/11; 9/25; 10/9; 10/23; 11/13; and 12/11
Where: Meet at Trowbridge Center in College Woods at 9 and then work until noon.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
When: First meeting is Tuesday, October 26 after school in room 301
GSA (or Gender-Sexuality Alliance) is about finding comfort in yourself, not only by your sexuality and gender identity, but yourself as a whole. This club is about connecting with others who feel that they need a safe space to belong in our small Metropolitan community, regardless if you’re an ally or a part of the community. Whether it's by learning about historical LGBTQ+ figures who paved the way for our generation, or having wellness check-ins with each other, GSA is about building a community together. We want students to feel a sense of belonging and connection. Our priority is to give students time to relax while still educating ourselves on LGBTQ+ topics and checking in with each other. We hope that you’ll join us, whether it's one meeting or all of them, we can’t wait to meet you!
Advisors: Ms. Miller and Ms. Nataliya
When and where: Start date is Friday, October 15. The GSA will meet every B-day Friday at 12:30pm in room 204
To sign up: Remind: http://www.remind.com/join/metrogsa
Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)
HPREP is a free, 9-week high school Saturday science enrichment program aimed at recruiting underrepresented high school students into careers in the sciences and health professions. Each session will feature presentations by Yale Professors about different fields of medicine and small-group activities facilitated by Yale Medical Students. Apply now to connect with Yale Medical Professors and Students and get a behind-the-scenes look at what they do! Open to grades 9-12 in New Haven area public schools.
To sign up: Apply by Sept 6 at onha.yale/edu/hprep2022
New Haven REACH
Yale University students volunteer their time working with high school students in New Haven by offering mentorship, some tutoring and college application help later on.
To sign up go to www.newhavenreach.com/programs
New Haven Youth and Recreation Department
This department hosts a variety of programs and initiatives for students and families. Their website has a lot of information you can look through. You can also sign up for their listserv here.
Sanctuary Kitchen is a program of CitySeed that partners with refugee and immigrant chefs in New Haven to provide employment, professional training and community building through food. Our chefs are from Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius and Nepal. Chefs prepare their traditional cuisines sold at farmers markets, weekly curbside pickup, catering and local food specialty shops. Since Covid19, we offer limited in-person events as well as virtual cooking classes. Volunteers are essential allies in our mission! Please share this invite to our fall Volunteer Orientation at the New Haven Free Public Library on 27 September 6-7:15pm. Participants will meet Sanctuary Kitchen Team members, Syrian Chef Fatema and seasoned volunteers and learn about our programs and volunteer opportunities. These include working alongside chefs to assist with food preparation, supporting sales at the farmers markets (Saturdays at Wooster Square and Sundays at Edgewood Park), customer service at curbside pickups and customizable roles suited to individuals' talents and availability.
Learn about the test and how to take the test. Do practice tests and ask Mr. Peterhansel questions about what to expect.
Advisor: Mr. Peterhansel
When and where: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in room 208
A Student Ambassador is a very important leadership and community service position within the school. Student Ambassadors have many roles and responsibilities from freshman all the way up through senior year and earn community service hours toward the graduation requirement.
Advisor: Dr. Chicoski
To sign up go to https://forms.gle/ckwnfyXA2XW44X7M7
This year's Student Council will be shifting from an election-based model to an application/committee-based model. Students who want to work on behalf of their class and school are welcome to complete an application and join student council. The initial commitment for Student Council is weekly lunch meetings and the responsibilities will grow from there as students plan activities and events.
Advisors: If you or students have questions, please email/see the following teachers - Comando (9th), Lauber (10th), Miller/Peterhansel (11th), Blatteau (12th).
When and where: The first student council meetings will take place at the outdoor picnic tables (weather permitting) on Wednesday, September 29 - 11th/12th grade during first lunch and 9th/10th grade during second lunch. We will have joint meetings in the beginning and adjust as necessary in the months to come.
Application to join: https://forms.gle/6xhZ9sYEbFqX6C8q8
Tap Into WomanHood (Student Led Girls Group)
Student led support program for MBA high school girls. Join us to talk about grades, health, society and reality, crafts, community, careers, relationships, finance, and most importantly about YOU!
Advisors: Ms. Blatteau and Ms. Legere
When: Fridays 12:30-2pm
Where: In the first floor conference room, the Bubble
To sign up: Email Leslie.Blatteau@new-haven.k12.ct.us or Belinda.Legere@new-haven.k12.ct.us or see Kalis.
Yale Education Tutoring Initiative (YETI)
YETI is a free resource connecting Yale student tutors with middle and high school students in New Haven & West Haven public schools. Students are matched with tutors based on their subject of choice (reading, math, science, history, world language, SAT test prep, college application essay assistance, and English conversation for ELL students) and meet once a week via Zoom.
When: Begins October 2021
Applications accepted on a rolling basis through Sept 20, 2021: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhYhuHiAdEeBLyC
Yale World Culture and Language After School Studies Program (World CLASS)
World CLASS provides high school students from New Haven and surrounding towns instruction in languages and cultures not commonly taught in schools - Arabic, German, italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Urdu. NHPS students can attend FREE classes online this year and will receive high school credit and a Yale certificate when they complete a course. Registration is open through Oct 4, 2021, but don't wait to start your application! The program requires each applicant to submit one teacher recommendation.
To register, go to worldclass.macmillan.yale.edu
Provides students with an opportunity to assist in yearbook editing, photography, design, and sales. We will meet every two weeks until January when we will begin to meet weekly. We are trying to figure out if we will meet in person or virtually. All grade levels welcome!
Advisor: Dr. Chicoski
To sign up: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com