New York

Programs in New York City:

100 Black Men of New York – National 
Ages: 418
The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career.

A Better Chance – National *
Grades: 49
A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 612. Our mission is to substantially increase the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers, and supports about 500 Scholars at more than 300 Member Schools in 27 states.

The African American Male Initiative – The Children's Aid Society 
Grades: 28
In 2007, Children's Aid launched The African American Male Initiative, with the support of The Charles Hayden Foundation, to help young males receive all the support needed to achieve success. It started with the Steps to Success Initiative, in which groups of young Black males, beginning in second grade, receive life coaching, academic support, cultural enrichment, and mentoring.

APEX for Youth
Ages: 1017
APEX currently serves New York City youth, mainly Asian-Americans, between the ages of ten to seventeen. Our programs weave one-to-one mentoring with structured programs that help students acquire skills for success in school and in life. By offering guided educational programs, as well the flexibility of social and cultural activities, APEX is able to make a significant impact on the lives of our students. APEX programs are generally offered at no cost to youth participants.

Ages: 518
Arts to Grow is a non-profit arts education organization partnering with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations, bringing performing, visual, and literary arts classes to inner-city students between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programs offer young people an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with a professional teaching artist. Children create original artwork during classes that meet 12 hours per session for eight weeks to a year, during and after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Arts to Grow’s programs are offered free to kids and take place right in their own neighborhoods.

Beacon Program
Grades: 112
Beacons' programs are school-based community centers serving children age 6 and older and adults. There are currently 80 Beacons located throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Beacon youth programs are designed to help participants acquire the skills and attitudes they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community.

Boys and Girls Clubs – National
All Ages
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Program areas include: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.

The Boys' Club of New York 
All ages
Through its clubhouses and summer camp, BCNY builds boys into men of character with strong values, discipline, and a positive perspective. We offer programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, develop healthy bodies, learn leadership skills, and just have fun.

The Boys' Club of New York  Independent School Placement Program (ISP) *
Grades: 68
The Independent School Placement (ISP) Program is an independent boarding and day school preparatory program that helps place 55 members per year into independent day and boarding schools and competitive high schools, nationwide. One of the oldest programs of its kind, since 1957 over 1,800 participants have attended independent schools, and nearly all have gone on to accredited colleges and universities. The program puts equal emphasis on academic preparation, enrollment and retention, supporting participants to succeed in an academically rigorous independent school environment, and providing year-round mentorship and support through post-secondary enrollment.

Breakthrough New York – National 
Grades: 68
Breakthrough New York is a six-year college access program committed to getting high-potential, low-income students to four-year colleges. We provide after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs to some of the best and the brightest middle school students from New York public schools, providing them on an ongoing basis with the academic preparation, guidance, and mentoring they need to be able to attend selective four-year colleges.

BronxWorks
All ages
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. Youth Programs include: Early Childhood Learning Centers for pre-schoolers; after-school and summer camp programs; teen programs; college guidance; a high school for students who have fallen behind academically; out-of-school youth programs; GED training and testing; and swimming lessons.

Brooklyn Community Services – Child and Youth Education 
Grades: 312
Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) was founded in 1866 and continues to help children and youth reach their full potential, strengthen families, and foster self-sufficiency in adults. BCS youth programs include: early childhood education, after-school learning opportunities, and college prep.

Brooklyn College Community Partnership
Grades: 6–12
The Brooklyn College Community Partnership is a youth development organization that serves over 1500+ Brooklyn youth each year. Since 1994, BCCP has created networks of educational innovation that connect under-served youth, local middle and high schools, high-need communities, and Brooklyn College. Our school day and after-school programs include: service-learning, college prep, and the arts.
 
CAMBA
All ages
CAMBA programs provide thousands of low-income youth from pre-school through high school with academic assistance, counseling, tutoring, art, drama, music, sports, SAT and Regents help, opportunities to serve their communities, internships, and employment.

Camp GOALS for Girls – Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Grades: 89
Camp G.O.A.L.S. (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls is an application-based free six-week summer camp for current 8th and 9th grade girls from New York City schools.
 
Casita Maria 
Grades: 1College
Casita Maria’s mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high-quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities. Programs include: artist internships, portfolio development, after-school activities, high school prep, college prep, and more.

Chess-in-the-Schools
Grades: 312
Chess-in-the-Schools is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children. At the heart of all Chess-in-the-Schools programming is the chess instruction. The School Program teaches chess to students in elementary and middle schools as part of their academic school day. The College Bound program provides comprehensive college preparatory services and chess instruction in a safe and engaging environment.

CollegeBound Initiative – Young Women's Leadership Network
Grades: 612
Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two programs that empower youth to break the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), a high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools, and CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), a comprehensive college guidance program for young women and men.

Cornelia Connelly Center
Grades: 512
CCC operates an eight-year program on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, serving girls living in poverty. Through Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child (CMS), students in grades five through eight receive a rigorous education focused on their holistic development. The Graduate Support Program (GSP) serves graduates in grades nine through twelve, ensuring their success in high school and pursuit of higher education.

The Door 
Ages: 1221
The Door's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Each year, The Door serves more than 11,000 young people from all over New York City with a wide range of services, including: reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals–all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof.

Double Discovery Center at Columbia College
Ages: 1227
The Double Discovery Center of Columbia College works with low-income and first-generation college Manhattan area youth and youth adults age 12 through 27 each year to ensure academic skills building and focus, high school graduation, college entrance and completion, and responsible adulthood. DDC has 2 primary programs from which we organize activities for nearly 1,000 students in grades 7 through 12, and support high school and/or college re-entry students up to age 27.

DreamYard 
Grades: K12
Based on core values of Artistry, Character, Empowerment, and Scholarship, and aligned with the NYC Department of Education Blueprint for the Arts and the NY State Learning Standards, our programs encourage young people to pursue educational pathways toward higher learning, meaningful careers, and social action. We currently impact the social and educational development of 8,500 young people, from kindergarten to 12th grade, across 42 public schools and at the Art Center.

East Harlem Tutorial Program 
Grades: 112
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) teaches reading, math, and science, provides one-to-one tutoring, prepares kids for college, helps them get accepted, and builds the social skills they’ll need to succeed.
 
Education Pipeline Programs – Icahn School of Medicine 
Grades: 612
Mount Sinai consolidated its extensive pre-college and collegiate programs, establishing the Mount Sinai Center for Excellence in Youth Education in 1986. The Center works with a cross section of public high schools, colleges, and other youth organizations in Manhattan and the Bronx to implement academic year and summer internship and educational programs in science, nursing, and allied health fields. MedDOCs (Medical Discovery Of Careers) is a nine-week afterschool program that takes place at MSSM for high school students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. MedDOCs aims to introduce these students to the field of medicine by teaching cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.

The Educational Alliance
All ages
The Educational Alliance is a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts, and recreation throughout Downtown Manhattan. The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 39 programs, including: pre-schools, camps, afterschool programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, and addiction recovery programs. 

El Puente
Ages: 619
El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness, and environmental action. Founded in 1982 by Luis Garden Acosta, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Green Light District & Community Wellness Program within its four neighborhood Leadership Centers, and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.

Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE)
Grades: 712
ENLACE is a multi-year cohort program that provides high-achieving Latino students with advanced academic enrichment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), critical writing, and other college preparatory disciplines. Cohorts of 40 students complete three distinct, two-year components of ENLACE–Junior ENLACE, ENLACE Preparatory Academy, and the ENLACE Latino Collegiate Society–that prepare them, through the acquisition of skills, experiences, and exposure to new fields and information, for educational attainment, personal success, and leadership in their communities and high-technology industries where Latinos are habitually underrepresented.

Figure Skating in Harlem
Grades: 1–12
Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) is a not-for-profit organization that provides girls ages 6–18 with vital educational and skating opportunities that build self-worth and promote physical well-being and academic achievement. The organization has two components: off-ice education and character development classes, and our on-ice skating instruction and performance.

Fiver Children's Foundation
Ages: 8–18
The Fiver Children's Foundation is a youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from under-served communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, become engaged citizens, and succeed in school, careers, and life.

Girls Inc. of New York City – National
Ages: 6–18
The mission of Girls Inc. of New York City is to advocate for and improve the lives of under-served girls ages 6 to 18 in the five boroughs. We pursue this mission by providing gender-based educational programs in the areas of: math; science; health and safety; financial literacy; and multicultural appreciation. We provide programs directly or in partnership with other organizations.

Global Potential
Grades: 8–12
Global Potential (GP) trains 500 youths each year ages 15–23, who have high potential visions to become leaders, change-makers, and social entrepreneurs in their urban and rural low-income communities around the world. The majority of GP participants are first and second generation immigrant youth and have origins from hundreds of countries. GP employs a holistic year and a half methodology that trains youth to become leaders through media advocacy, social entrepreneurship, global awareness, community development, and service-learning.

Goddard Riverside Community Center 
All ages
Through 27 programs at 22 sites on the Upper West Side and in West Harlem, we engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year Goddard Riverside serves more than 3,000 children and youth through school-based, after-school, evening, and weekend programs. The majority come from low-income families who live in the surrounding neighborhood. The college access programming provides one-to-one college counseling, mentoring and tutoring for students, and training for professionals engaged in the field of college counseling.

Harlem Center for Education 
Grades: 6–12
Our organization seeks to encourage and assist low-income youth and adults to go on to higher education by providing a variety of free services. Some of the services provided are: tutoring; career, college, and financial aid counseling; college campus visits; college admissions tests prep classes and fee waivers; afterschool middle school programs; GED classes; computer access; summer high school transitional academic program; summer scholars program; and cultural/educational trips.

Harlem Children's Zone
All ages
The Harlem Children's Zone Project is a unique, holistic approach to rebuilding a community so that its children can stay on track through college and go on to the job market. The HCZ pipeline begins with The Baby College, a series of workshops for parents of children ages 0–3. The pipeline goes on to include best-practice programs for children of every age through college. The network includes in-school, after-school, social service, health, and community-building programs. The pipeline has, in fact, dual pathways: on one track, the children go through our Promise Academy charter schools; on the other track, we work to support the public schools in the Zone, both during the school day with in-class assistants and with afterschool programs.

Harlem Educational Activities Fund 
Grades: 6–College
Established in 1989, HEAF presently serves more than 300 students from across New York City. Students from 6th grade through college participate in an 11-Year Continuum of HEAF's academic enrichment and youth development programs. Working hand-in-hand with parents and public schools, HEAF strives to assist students in gaining entrance to New York City's most competitive high schools and the country's most prestigious colleges and universities.

Harlem RBI 
Ages: 5–22
Harlem RBI is a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5–22, providing them with year-round sports, educational, and enrichment activities.

Henry Street Settlement 
All ages
Youth Services at Henry Street Settlement provides a safe, structured, and holistic environment within our programs, which educate, empower, and promote social and emotional development. Programming includes: SAT prep, college prep & counseling, after-school activities, arts instruction, and summer camps.

I Have a Dream New York – National 
Grades: K–12
The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York (IHDF-NY) is to motivate and empower children living in low-income communities to reach their education and career potential by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment, and tuition assistance for higher education.

Grades: 6–8
Insideschools provides independent information about New York City public schools. It also provides a directory of after-school and free programs for NYC public school students. These programs include: academic prep, arts, math & science, essay contests, history, homework help, environmental studies, and more.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Grades: 7–12
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.

Jacob A. Riis Settlement House
Grades: K–12
The Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House is a community-based, non-profit organization providing comprehensive services and programs to youth, families, immigrants, and seniors in the western Queens community. Riis Academy, a community-based after-school program, partners with local schools, families, and community leaders to provide the best possible services and activities for youth in grades K–12. Riis Academy offers comprehensive services from tutoring and homework help to arts and recreation.

Jesuit Higher Achievement Program at Xavier High School 
Grade: 8
The Jesuit Higher Achievement Program at Xavier is a five-week academic enrichment program for young men who have successfully finished the seventh grade. The Xavier HAP incorporates the study of mathematics, reading, and English with athletics and cultural experiences to develop young men who are academically excellent and open to growth.

Joan Mitchell Foundation
Grades: 3–12
A central principle of the Foundation's mission is to encourage the ambitions and education of developing visual artists. The Foundation's Art Education program strives to fulfill this mission by providing opportunities for both emerging youth artists and working adult artists through inclusive and diverse arts education programming, offered completely free to the public. The program enhances the artistic education of young painters and sculptors through studio classes, in concert with other educational opportunities encouraging students to pursue and develop their voice in the arts.

Legal Outreach 
Grades: 8–12
Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from under-served communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.

Liberty Leads – Bank Street College of Education 
Grades: 5–12
Bank Street’s Liberty LEADS provides 260 children and families a comprehensive after school program that meets their social and emotional needs. The program operates from Bank Street South. Services are offered to families and middle school and high school students, grades 5–12, for 11 months each year.

Moving Mountains 
Ages: 11–21
Moving Mountains Inc. caters to youth ages 11 to 21, providing youth services utilizing youth prevention best practices. This includes engagement techniques such as drama, vocal and dance training, professional celebrity mentor-ship in the arts, introduction to filming, editing and broadcasting, and producing phenomenal theater productions with strong positive messages. The organization runs year round.

New Heights 
Grades: 6–12
New Heights’ core program, College Bound, integrates education, athletics, and leadership development to help 200 young student-athletes, in grades six through twelve, develop the skills they need to be successful in high school, college, and life. College Bound provides academic support services and positive sports experiences to help them gain access to top high schools and colleges.

New York State Summer School of the Arts 
Grades: 8–12
NYSSSA provides young artists a unique opportunity to experience the discipline and rigors of their chosen arts field. Students work in small groups with their instructors and often are scheduled for one-on-one sessions with professionals in their arts discipline. Students will experience the daily life of top professional artists while immersing themselves in a community of students, faculty, and staff who share the same passion for their designated art.

The Oliver Scholars Program *
Grade: 7
The Oliver Scholars Program selects highly motivated seventh-grade students of African American and Latino descent from New York City’s five boroughs and provides them with the support and guidance they need to help them gain admission to some of the Northeast’s best independent schools. Once accepted into these highly competitive schools, Oliver provides support to encourage and help the Scholars to succeed academically and socially and to become leaders in their schools and communities.

Out-of-School Time
Grades: K–12
The Out-of-School Time (OST) Program provides a mix of academic, recreational, and cultural activities afterschool and during holidays and summer vacation for young people enrolled in grades K–12. Programs are free of charge and are located in neighborhoods across all five boroughs of New York City.

THE POINT
Grades: 1–12
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. This central feature of THE POINT’s services offers after-school and summer programming for 500 Hunts Point young people in grades 1–12. Through justice-based arts and service learning activities, THE POINT's Arts and Advocacy Youth Development Program aims to support the academic and pre-professional, artistic, and positive social development of young people and engage them as leaders in sustainable community development.

Red Hook Initiative
Ages: 10–24
In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community, and society. The Red Hook Initiative begins exposing our members to college readiness programming as early as middle school. Throughout their experience at RHI, all young people are encouraged to explore college as an option for life after high school. Our staff provides support with the college application process, financial aid, SAT prep classes, and college exploration tours.

Schomburg Junior Scholars Program
Ages: 11–18
One-hundred African-American youths from the New York Metropolitan area, ages 11 to 18, are selected to participate in this uniquely designed pre-college Black studies program at the Schomburg Center/NYPL. The Saturday sessions run from 10 am to 3 pm and are designed with an inquiry-based and project-based approach to teaching about Black American history and the global Black experience.

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program (SEEK) – National
Grades: 3–5
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program (SEEK) is the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) premiere solution to the horrible under-representation of African American students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The free, three week program is a STEM pipeline designed to expose African American children to STEM fields as early as the third grade and through the twelfth grade. In addition, this exposure will be provided by utilizing NSBE members, who are young, Black, collegiate students, majoring in STEM fields. From its inception, NSBE’s SEEK program quickly established itself as the largest STEM program for African American children and mentors in the nation.

South Asian Youth Action: SAYA! 
Grades: 1–12
South Asian Youth Action's (SAYA!) holistic approach to youth development is focused on programs that develop individual and group talent, skills, knowledge, and leadership. SAYA! counsels, teaches, and empowers young people in South Asian communities throughout New York City. We level the playing field by taking a comprehensive approach to youth development. This includes academic support, leadership development, arts, sports, and counseling.
 
Student Sponsor Partners *
Grades: 8–12
Student Sponsor Partners addresses the high school dropout crisis in New York City by providing under-served students with four years of college-preparatory education. All SSP students are paired with sponsors who offer financial support and mentors who offer one-to-one mentoring

Summer Arts Institute 
Grades: 8–12
The Summer Arts Institute is a tuition-free, intensive, arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12. Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music (band), vocal music, film, photography or visual arts. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen discipline.

Summer on the Hill 
Grades: 3–12
Summer on the Hill (SOH) is a year-round, supplemental enrichment program for promising, low-income public school students from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem.

Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving – Art of Problem Solving Foundation 
Grade: 7
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation launched SPMPS to give under-served middle school students with talent in mathematics access to high-quality mathematical resources and instruction. SPMPS is a free, residential, three-week-long summer program for New York City seventh-graders.

TEAK Fellowship *
Grades: 6–12
The TEAK Fellowship helps talented New York City students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges. Along with academic support, TEAK provides leadership training, exposure to the arts and outdoors, mentoring, career experience, and assistance with the high school and college application processes.

Union County College Youth Summer Programs 
Ages: 7–18
The college's Youth Programs division offers programs for youth ages 7 to 18 years. Both academic and leisure enrichment classes are offered, including reading and math enhancement, app development, science, art, guitar, financial management skills, classes with Black Rocket and Mad Science, and more.

Urban League of New York – National
Grades: 6–12
For over 90 years, we have been helping disadvantaged New Yorkers gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing, and the civic arena. The New York Urban League’s Absolute Success College Access Program (ASCAP) is a comprehensive college and career access model that holds college readiness at the center of all our education services, while fostering an environment of high expectations, encouraging leadership, academic achievement, and social responsibility.

Urban Word 
Grades: 6–12
Urban Word presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas of creative writing, spoken word, college prep, literature, and hip-hop. UW provides free, safe and uncensored writing workshops to teens year-round, and hosts the Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam, NY Knicks Poetry Slam, an Annual College Fair, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program, Uptown Open and Brooklyn Open, Town Hall Meetings, and more. UW works directly with over 25,000 teens each year and awards over $650,000 in college scholarships annually.

viBe Theater Experience
Ages: 13–19
viBe Theater Experience (viBe) is a non-profit performing arts and education organization that empowers teenage girls through the creation and production of original performances. We provide a safe space for girls to write, create, and perform collaborative performances about real-life issues as they express their unique voices, foster meaningful relationships, take on challenges, and gain the self-confidence to succeed personally, socially, and academically.


Programs in Other New York Counties:

Ages: 4–18                                         
The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and to deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career. 
 
A Better Chance – National *
Grades: 4–9
A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6–12. Our mission is to substantially increase the number of well–educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers, and supports about 500 Scholars at more than 300 Member Schools in 27 states.
 
Grades: K-12
From the multi-disciplinary AACC Cultural Enrichment/Educational Directives After School Program and Jumpin' Jambalaya Summer Program, to the soul-stirring AACC Dance and Drum Performance Company (its cornerstone component), inspirational Paul Robeson Theatre, and entertaining Pine Grill Jazz Reunion, the African American Cultural Center stands firmly committed to promoting a positive sense of self among the community it was founded to serve. Its programs and services are still structured to motivate personal growth, stimulate untapped potential, and facilitate a better understanding of cultural diversity among all people.
 
All Ages
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Programming is provided in the following areas: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness, and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
 
Grades: 7–12
Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities, Inc. (BEAM) is a cooperative educational enrichment program that prepares inner city, minority, female, and other under-represented students for careers in science, engineering, and technology. Programs include BEAM TREK, the Pre-Collegiate Summer Program, and the Research Honors Summer Program. 

Grades: 5-12
Buffalo Prep provides talented students of color from disadvantaged backgrounds with accelerated classes, tutoring, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for high school and college. A University at Buffalo sponsored program, Buffalo Prep’s summer and after-school academic enrichment programs prepare a new and more diverse generation of leaders and gives promising students access to the resources necessary to enter college preparatory high schools and gain admission to college. Many students begin Prep’s rigorous programs as early as fifth grade and commit their summers, evenings and weekends to prepare for higher achievement.  Buffalo Prep now serves approximately 450 students each year throughout its core programs: Middle School Prep, High School Prep, College Prep, and Rising to Distinction.
 
Grades: K–12
The mission of the Division of Youth Services is to provide youth of the City of Buffalo with a voice in local government; expand current prevention, intervention, and counseling services; and offer youth workforce development and opportunities through creative partnerships, which will ultimately contribute to the re-birth of the City of Buffalo. Currently, the Division of Youth serves at-risk youth throughout the City of Buffalo through the following programs: Youth Counseling Program, Anti-Crime Program, Code of Conduct Program, and the Buffalo Youth Impact Project, which includes Anti-Violence Workshops.
 
Grades: K–12
Serving hundreds of children each year, CEPA’s arts education programs stem from a belief that youth empowerment and success hinges on their access to adult and peer mentors, one-on-one encouragement, and opportunities to share their thoughts and experiences with the larger community. By welcoming honest expression in response to projects that are relevant to their lives, we encourage children to see themselves as agents of change—all while rekindling a pure love of learning. Our broad array of 10-week arts education programs are designed to utilize artists as partners and combine photography, literary arts, and technology to provide accessible and incredibly powerful opportunities for children to exercise their inherent creativity while exploring themes of self, family, and community.
 
Ages: 14–21
The focus of CNY Works Youth Services is to engage our 14–21 year old participants in a variety of educational enrichment activities that will enable them to make better educational and occupational decisions and help prepare them for careers, not just entry-level jobs. Our mission is to place as many youths as possible in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings, while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment, and opportunities to gain marketable skills–and to provide the community and businesses a view of our local emerging workforce at its best.
 
All Ages
The mission of the Youth Bureau is to serve youth and families through asset development and advocacy, prevention, and intervention programs that strengthen families and communities. Examples of programs funded by the ECYB are: afterschool programs, mentoring programs, literacy programs, technology instruction programs, leadership programs, job readiness training programs, counseling programs, mentoring programs, and more.  
 
All Ages
Gateway-Longview is a child and family service organization in Buffalo, NY that has been providing care, counseling, and support to countless children and families in Western & Central New York since 1890. Gateway-Longview’s Educational Services programs are designed to provide highly focused special education to preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in need of individualized scholastic assistance. Services include therapeutic preschool, day school, and a day treatment programs.
 
Grades: 7–College
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC), an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, is a nationally-recognized youth development program proven to increase graduation rates and prepare students within the city school districts of Rochester and Syracuse, New York and Prince George’s County, Maryland, to enter college or the workplace, post-graduation. The program provides long-term advocacy, academic resources, life skills development, and job training, resulting in self-sufficient, contributing adults for the community. Students enroll in the program in seventh through ninth grade and HW-SC continues to support students for up to two years after high school graduation.
 
Grades: K–12                                                    
The mission of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation–New York (IHDF–NY) is to motivate and empower children living in low-income communities to reach their education and career potential by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment, and tuition assistance for higher education.
 
Grades: K–12
Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc., is a Christian, community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. Journey's End offers an array of services to refugees resettled into Western New York. These include: Refugee Resettlement, Education Services, Employment Services, Immigration-Legal Services, and Interpreting Services.
 
New York State Summer School of the Arts                        
Grades: 8–12                                                    
New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) provides young artists a unique opportunity to experience the discipline and rigors of their chosen arts field. Students work in small groups with their instructors and often are scheduled for one–on–one sessions with professionals in their arts discipline. Students will experience the daily life of top professional artists while immersing themselves in a community of students, faculty, and staff who share the same passion for their designated art.
 
Grades: K–12
We administer grant-funded Rochester Institute of Technology K–12 programs that provide academic enrichment for the Rochester region’s high school and middle school students. We use applied learning in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and leadership skill development to give public school students from local districts a better understanding of technology and an awareness of its impact on their career choices in the 21st century. Students enrolled in our programs experience college preparation, pre-college STEM education, and opportunities for career exploration.
 
Grades: 7–12
The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically under-represented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields. STEP Programs provide students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics, and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components. There are sixty STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State.
 
Grades: 6–12
TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Talent Search projects serve young people in grades 6 through 12. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs. Find programs near you by state or district.
 
Grades: 6–12    
For over 90 years, we have been helping disadvantaged New Yorkers gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing, and the civic arena. The New York Urban League’s Absolute Success College Access Program (ASCAP) is a comprehensive college and career access model that holds college readiness at the center of all our education services, while fostering an environment of high expectations, encouraging leadership, academic achievement, and social responsibility.
 
Ages 7–17
Discover what summer dreams are made of in a place “where only good prevails” at resident YMCA Camp Weona. Each day is full of new adventures, whether hiking a trail, kayaking under the blue sky, making new friends, singing by the campfire, jumping into the refreshing pool, setting up a campsite, or fishing at the lake. YMCA Camp Weona serves children 7-17 years old with exciting summer camp options for one-, two-, or several-week stays, with both traditional and high adventure activities. 
 
All Ages
Racial justice and women's economic advancement are the hallmark programs of the YWCA. Programs of the YWCA of Western New York include: day care; school-age care; transitional housing for women, including victims of domestic violence; education and empowerment for girls; career, education, and leadership programs for at-risk youth; and subsidized housing for seniors.
 
Ages: 21 and under
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) services youth and their families residing in Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, and West Islip. All programs and services are free of charge. YES targets the general youth population (up to age 21) with a special emphasis on hard-to-reach and at-risk youth.
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