NYCID is hosting its 5th annual Amazing Race for it’s Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) class is almost here. Our Amazing Race, following in the footsteps of the CBS TV show of the same name, is how we kick off our YABC program each year. The event allows for teams of students to learn and work together.

On Wednesday, August 29th, students from Tottenville High School’s chapter of this program program will travel around Staten Island, visiting several historical locations and developing communications skills with their peers. The race is the main event in our Work Readiness Boot Camp (WRBC), a week that prepares students for the upcoming school year. The race focuses around problem-solving and cooperation between small teams of students as they travel across Staten Island with public transportation. The event will be kicking off at 8:30 AM at Tottenville High School. Locations featured in last year’s event included the Alice Austen House, Historic Richmond Town, and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The group of students participating in Concord High School’s YABC program will have their own event that day. Rather than competing in the Amazing Race, they will be meeting up at the Amazing Escape Room in Westerleigh. Students will tackle timed challenges and work together to escape the room. This will also be an exercise in cooperation and team-building; but with a fun new twist.

The YABC program assists youths and young in completing their high school careers and helping them prepare for life beyond. Almost all of our students graduate and go on to college, a career, or both. We help the students develop the skills they need to graduate high school and continue growing beyond.

Our programs provide training for community members to become community leaders. But our community organization needs community action. With your help 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.