The New York Center for Interpersonal Development hosted the Fourth Annual Amazing Race.

NYCID hosted it’s Fourth Annual Amazing race in Tottenville, Wednesday, August 31 NYCID held this race to help students build communication skills, conflict management and time management skills. Students from NYCID’s Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center came and participated in the event to see some interesting local sites while inspiring themselves through this innovative program for the new school year. This race was modeled after the CBS TV show “Amazing Race.” The students split into 4 teams, and traveled across Staten Island and used clues, their wits, and communication skills to get to important historical landmarks. Each landmark brought them closer to completion of the race. The race required students to work as a team to finish the race in a timely manner. Winners received a $50 gift card and wireless headphones. The Staten Island Advance has a video and article on the race posted here.

The locations include:

  • the Conference House
  • Historic Richmondtown
  • the Alice Austin House
  • the Snug Harbor Cultural Center

The race was educational, historical and engaging.The students learned as they traveled and worked together. This program is another wonderful teaching tool provided by NYCID and it’s Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center.

Michael Devito Jr, Senior Director at NYCID, ran the event. His motivation and enthusiasm is highly contagious.
“The entire week is about the students,” said Michael De Vito Jr., the senior director of workforce initiatives for NYCID. “This is connecting with their missions to get their diplomas. The students are at risk. It helps form a bond with each other and bond with us.”

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