This month, the NYCID worked with Staten Island School for Civic Leadership (SISCL) to hold its first College and Career Fair. The event brought over 400 students together with members of the community. This Fair was a part of the NYC Dept. of Education’s College Access for All Initiative, to learn about a number of colleges and career choices.
Students from the SISCL 7th grade class meet with NYCID every two weeks to better prepare them for college and beyond. The College and Career Fair was a part of this. 8th grade students prepared presentations on different colleges and acted as college representatives working to recruit the 7th graders.
Adult professionals from the community also participated in the Fair, discussing their careers and what it takes to get a job in that field. Lawyers, biologists, firefighters, police officers, and more came out to talk to the students about what they might be interested in pursuing as a career.
Thank you to all who supported us in the past and those who will help us, and Staten Island, in the future.
Recently, a graduate of our YABC program contacted us with some great news. After struggling through high school, Ali had joined our YABC (Young Adult Borough Center) program; to get back on the right track and graduate. With the help of NYCID and members of the community; Ali graduated both the YABC and his school.
Ali told us that only 2 years after going through our program and moving on to college; he made the Dean’s List. The College of Staten Island sent him a letter congratulating him on his achievement. In just 2 years Ali went from struggling to graduate; to rising above the rest. Ali and many of our other graduates from the YABC program have moved on to succeed. With the help of the New York community this Giving Tuesday, we can continue to improve the lives of local kids, teens, and young adults like Ali. The YABC is just one of NYCID’s many programs developed to help better our community and strengthen families within it.
This November 29th, celebrate Giving Tuesday by helping us create more success stories like Ali’s. Click here to donate now.
Port Richmond Community High School on Staten Island, a community school that partners with NYCID’s GPS program and others to offer students mentoring along with family assistance like a food pantry and parent fitness programs.
Port Richmond High School partnering with NYCID’s GPS program (Graduate, Prepare, Succeed)
The notion of reaching a child, every part of them, everything they need to excel,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference after touring the school.
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Last year, over 700,000 people worldwide kicked off the holiday season in the spirit of giving. In one day, 700,000 people in over 70 countries helped change the world for the better. Overnight, $116,000,000 was given to charity groups, community organizations, and the unfortunate. The Holiday season is the season for giving. For improving the lives of others. To lend a hand. Following the intense shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday. This November 29th, join the worldwide movement to make a difference for the people of your community.
Helping others is the reason for the season. Start off your winter with a donation to a charity that helps make a change in your world. We hope that this season, you and your families will participate in this worldwide movement by donation to a local group that makes a difference. The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) has worked to better the Staten Island community for over 45 years.
The NYCID has created a number of programs to help children and young adults on Staten Island. Our After School Enrichment programs for children and teenagers teach students to give back to the community. The Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) helps teens and young adults struggling to finish high school to become goal oriented learners with the tools to succeed beyond the walls of the schools.
Our programs provide training for community members to become community leaders. But our community organization needs community action. With your help this Giving Tuesday, we can make a change for a better. Support the Staten Island by helping us better the lives of our youth.
Thank you to all who supported us in the past and those who will help us, and Staten Island, in the future. Click for more information about Giving Tuesday.
At the end of August, our Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) students travelled around Staten Island to see exciting and interesting landmarks. The event was a way for students to build friendships and team spirit; as part of the week-long Work Readiness Boot Camp (WRBC). Students travelled in their groups from Tottenville High School, to the Conference House, Fort Wadsworth, the Alice Austen House, and the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor.
Students followed clues and utilized buses to head to the locations. They took selfies with the portrait of Ben Franklin at the Conference House, looked across the water at Manhattan from Fort Wadsworth, collected postcards from the Alice Austen House, and took pictures of the Mastodon at the Staten Island Museum.
The students learned something at each landmark, from the places themselves, as well as from Staten Island Assemblymen Mike Cusick and Matthew Titone; who each gave the students advice for life. Thank you to all who supported the event or participated in it.
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.