Adolescent Development Programs

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Our Adolescent Development Programs provide teenagers with opportunities to develop important life skills while promoting academic achievement, career exploration, and exposure to the arts.

Community Center-based Programs

Our middle school and high school programs work year-round with students 13 to 17 years of age to ensure a smooth transition from early to late adolescence and to create a safe space for youth to explore their interests.  The programs operate after-school and during the summer.  They offer homework assistance and tutoring, literacy and STEM enrichment, leadership development, community service opportunities, work readiness training, and structured recreation.

For more information, please contact:
Shanika Blount, Program Coordinator
(718) 508-3051
sblount@bronxworks.org

As a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provider, BronxWorks places 650 youth, ages 14 to 21, in summer employment for six weeks.  This program offers youth a unique introduction into the workforce through structured placements and supportive staff.  Work applications are available from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development at www.nyc.gov/dycd.

For more information, please contact:
Katherine Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
(718) 508-3180
syep@bronxworks.org

BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center
1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Click here for a map and directions

School-based Programs

Our Teen-Action programs offer youth exciting and challenging opportunities to develop their communication and leadership skills through service learning and youth-led discussion.  Teens also partake in health workshops that empower them to make smart, healthy decisions.

For more information, please contact:
Yvette Mosely, Program Coordinator
ymosely@bronxworks.org
Teen Action at
Validus Preparatory Academy
1595 Bathgate Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
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Our program at Frederick Douglass Academy III
 is designed to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals. We work closely with students applying to college, including their college applications/essays, scholarship applications and financial aid applications. We also provide work readiness workshops focused on career exploration. Our goal is to assist all of our students in obtaining a diploma and a positive outcome, either college attendance, long-term employment, an apprenticeship, occupational training or joining the military.

For more information, please contact:
Angela Bonato
WIOA-ISY Program Coordinator
BronxWorks College and Career Bridge, 
Frederick Douglas Academy III
3630 Third Ave, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10456
Tel: (929) 265-1323 
abonato@bronxworks.org

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