Being a teenager in New York City is challenging.
Unemployment rates for young people ages 16-24 are nearly twice that of the City-wide average, and children under the age of 18 account for nearly 40% of the homeless population. New York's teens are facing tremendous obstacles just to survive.
Imagine encountering these challenges and still having aspirations for success. Imagine having boundless enthuasiam and passion, but having no one to help you tap into it - no one to help you thrive.
With a changing city and more barriers to a brighter future than ever, we know that the way to empower young people to reach new heights is to provide a strong foundation for them to build upon as they mature. Thanks to your support, we help young people's prospects change for the better - just as we've been doing for more than 40 years, adapting our work to the changing needs of our young people.
As we look ahead to new endeavors, we urge you to support us with a gift today. Your support will help us empower a new group of young people who are ready for a positive change - ready to go beyond surviving to thriving.
Please use the form below to make a donation online. If you would prefer to make a donation via check or some other form, please visit our "Other Ways to Give" page here.