NYCID, the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, will hold a graduation ceremony for their Next STEPS program, today,  Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm at Oriental Plaza, located at 1845 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314.

 Next STEPS: Transformative Mentoring Intervention is a curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps at-risk young adults transform the attitudes and behaviors that have led or will lead to violence and/or criminal activity. The target population served by this intervention include at-risk young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who reside in or near targeted NYCHA housing development throughout New York City.

Mentee’s participate in weekly group sessions, held at NYCID offices,  that promote empowerment, positive decision making, and coping techniques. They are also connected to various community resources and attend community events.