HEALTH for Youths 2016 Citizens Committee for New York City Grantee

We are pleased to announce that we are 2016 recipients of a Citizens Committee for New York City Neighborhood Grant. Thank you so much CCNYC for supporting us and our work over the years! With this grant we will be able to continue programming like our Wednesday reading program but also support the newly expanded homework help on Wednesdays from 3-4 and do even more programming. Thank you to all our supporters and of course, the youth!


Reading Program Students Dream Big!

On Wednesday 4/27 the reading program students talked about their dreams for the future. This is in anticipation of our next book! From NFL to NYPD, they’re dreaming big. So proud of them!



HEALTH for Youths’ seedlings grow!


Forest Avenue BID Beautification Event 4/30

Wonderful time at the Forest Avenue BID beautification event on 4/30. This event will continue on 5/7. Hope to see you there!!!!

Center for Court Innovation Day!

Very proud of the Center for Court Innovation Queens Youth Justice Center students we work with! We had a fantastic day of interview preparation followed by planting seeds to create seedlings for our New York Restoration Project 50 Cent Garden.

The seeds planted last week have sprouted! Looking forward to transplanting all the seedlings in the garden soon!


Gardening kickoff at NYRP 50 Cent Garden on 4/25.

Gardening kickoff at NYRP 50 Cent Garden on 4/25.

Soccer, reading and fun at Markham Gardens and Cpl. Thompson Park on 4/20/2016

Soccer, reading and fun at Markham Gardens and Cpl. Thompson Park on 4/20/2016.

Little Free Library Construction

  • Wonderful day at SI MakerSpace building another Little Free Library! Big thank you to Cherryl Bailey and Krystina Humbert! Stay tuned for the unveiling on May 19th at the Forest Avenue BID Spring Stroll! Debi Rose, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Partnerships for Parks.

Cleanup and Beautification Day – 121st Precinct – 4/17

Wonderful day at the 121st Precinct on 4/17. Lowe’s Home Improvement came and worked on a landscaping project in the front of the precinct and officers and youth did an amazing job of cleanup and beautification! Look at the area before with all the trash and dead flowers and pictures from Sunday! Huge thank you to Sgt. Hunt and everyone at the 121st Precinct for being such a wonderful partner in this ongoing project!

NYRP planting day with NYPD Transit District #3


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