Youth Development Programs: Closing the Gap

NYFS has been serving youth and families since 1976 and we are keenly aware of the social, economic and academic achievement gap between low-income and marginalized youth and their peers. NYFS has organized its youth-serving programs specifically to close this achievement gap by providing guidance, access and opportunities for youth and their families.

We address and strengthen skills in four core areas critical to long-term success:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Employability
  • Citizenship
  • Life Skills

By creating purposeful, structured, out of school learning experiences, youth are increasingly ready for academic, economic and relational success. Youth can work on these core skills in a variety of ways through NYFS Youth Development Programs.