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Youth Outreach

New Settlement, our affiliate organization in the Mt. Eden neighborhood of the Bronx, manages several youth their After School Programs, which provide after school programming, summer day camp, multicultural programs, the creative leaders program, and the Mt. Eden Children’s Academy. Bronx Helpers is their community service program for middle school youth. The College Access Center, provides advising, SAT test prep, college trips, and their College Explorers program for high school students. The New Settlement Community Center offers Swim Camp, music classes, mixed martial arts, youth technology, yoga classes, and free exercise classes. The Program for Girls and Young Women, offers activities designed to build artistic, healthy living and leadership skills in a safe and supportive girls-only setting. The Young Adult Opportunity Initiative supports and enables youth from the Bronx community to reach their academic and employment goals and has placed over 1,200 out-of-school opportunity youth ages 16-24 in education and employment opportunities. New Settlement’s YouthBuild Program builds the employment skills of youth ages 16-24, annually by training them and placing them in the construction trade industry.  

New Settlement |  

1512 Townsend Avenue 

Bronx, NY 10452 

(718) 716-8000 


Two Bridges Neighborhood Councilour affiliate organization in the Two Bridges neighborhood of the Lower East Side in Manhattan offers multiple youth engagement programsincluding its STEM After School and Summer Camp Program. Two Bridges also offers music lessons and classes for youth including private lessons and a young composer's classand free fitness classes open to Lower East Side residents ages 16 and over 


Two Bridges Neighborhood Council |  

275 Cherry Street 

New York, NY 10002 

(212) 566-2729 


DREAMS YouthBuild &Young Adult Training Program is a Brooklyn-based alternative school and vocational training program that helps opportunity youth, ages 17-24, obtain high school equivalency diplomas and job skills, secure employment and go on to college or vocational school. As a YouthBuild USA affiliate, the program offers paid construction training to students who gain valuable skills and certification from OSHA and the National Center for Construction Education and Research while helping to rehabilitate affordable housing in their communities. Affiliations wtih construction partners like the NYC District Council of Carpenters, Building Skills NY and private developers, enable students to be placed in construction jobs. An IT job training track has been added in collaboration with our SUNY ATTAIN Lab partner. A dedicated staff provides a supportive environment with wrap around social services, college and career counseling, job readiness and placement, mentoring, leadership opportunities and community service projects. Most students participate in AmeriCorps. 




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