The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance announced $1.35 million in new grants, to be awarded to 26 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time hours. Two of the organizations are in the city.

South Bronx Overall Economic Dev. Corp. in the Bronx will receive $15,000, Apex for Youth in Manhattan will receive a grant of $50,000 payable over two years, and Cypress Hills Development Corporation in Brooklyn will receive a grant of $100,000 payable over two years.

Aim High is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in OST programs to help underserved 8th graders reach the 9th grade on time and prepared for high school. Afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs nationwide are selected for grants through a review process run in collaboration with the Afterschool Alliance.