Community Crisis Response Initiative


    YMI launches Community Crisis Rapid Response Initiative which seeks to provide city-wide support to community-based organizations (CBOs) with proven success and commitment to providing mentoring, academic tutoring, and social-emotional service to marginalized youth. Through the initiative, CBOs would receive up to $20,000 to provide these crucial services.

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NeON Summer
NeON Summer

    A remote learning summer immersion program for teens and young adults from some of the hardest-hit communities including: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, North Staten Island and the South Bronx.  

    The program will connect youth with paid learning opportunities designed to build skills to succeed in the workplace, strengthen community, and support young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Kitchen Hours
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    The Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON), YMI and the Food Bank of NYC are offering a week of free groceries and PPE (masks & gloves) to New Yorkers in need. Find locations and operating hours on the flyer.

NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative

NYC Youth Mentoring

    Mayor de Blasio Marks National Mentoring Month with Launch of NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative, created to increase mentoring opportunities for high school youth across the five boroughs.The initiative will support the City’s Equity and Excellence plan to achieve 80 percent high school graduation and two-thirds college-readiness rates by 2026.

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Barack Obama & Stephen Curry


Launched in August 2011, the New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) continues to be the nation's most comprehensive municipal strategy tackling the disparities faced by young men of color. Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, the Young Men's Initiative has aligned itself with the White House's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

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