The YMCA of Chinatown runs after school programming for MS 131 starting in September. The program is Monday – Friday beginning right when the school day ends. MS 131 has many seats reserved in this free program, but it is a good idea to sign up early to guarantee your spot. The YMCA also provides many free classes for families, counseling services and other benefits to the community.
Many 131 teachers run programming under the auspices of the Y.  Some of these include many sports (flag football, girls and boys volleyball, baseball, basketball, track and soccer), academic enrichment (homework help, math club, advanced Mandarin, beginner Mandarin) and clubs (Chess, Student Government, Coding, GSA).