Directions For Our Youth

Directions For Our Youth DFOY engages urban youth as active partners in their own development as they seek to become thriving,
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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas from all of us at DFOY.
12/24/2023

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas from all of us at DFOY.

Thank you to our wonderful partners  for helping us serve over 100 families with various fruits and vegetables! We look ...
12/08/2023

Thank you to our wonderful partners for helping us serve over 100 families with various fruits and vegetables! We look forward to serving again this Saturday, December 9th at DFOY/Butler Community Center, located at 1368 Webster Ave, Bronx, NYC. There is no greater joy than supporting our community!
https://www.grassrootsgrocery.org and https://www.dfoy.org/donate are still accepting donations for

Today is  !If you haven’t had a chance to make a donation,   is the best time! Every gift counts!!  https://conta.cc/3sQ...
11/28/2023

Today is !
If you haven’t had a chance to make a donation, is the best time! Every gift counts!!
https://conta.cc/3sQq8F7

At DFOY, we are grateful for our friends. Big smiles from our participants at PS 498 courtesy of one of our wonderful le...
11/23/2023

At DFOY, we are grateful for our friends. Big smiles from our participants at PS 498 courtesy of one of our wonderful leaders, Jazmine Robinson. This upcoming , please consider donating to our programs through https://www.dfoy.org/donate. Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful to all of the DFOY community for your continued support. If you haven’t had a chance to make a donati...
11/21/2023

We are so grateful to all of the DFOY community for your continued support. If you haven’t had a chance to make a donation yet, is the best time! Every gift counts!!
https://www.dfoy.org/donate

LTW at Pulse established the school's first student council ever. Pictured below(left to right) Aisa Feliciano,IC, Sharn...
10/27/2023

LTW at Pulse established the school's first student council ever. Pictured below(left to right) Aisa Feliciano,IC, Sharnae Moore,PD, Britney Wilson, Student council Vice President, Danery Castro, Student council President, Kimberly Mejia,SYA.
PULSE will be turning 20 next year and this is their first official council. Sharnae and her team are amazing at keeping the students onsite and engaged. WAY TO GO PULSE!

Throwback to earlier this year when PS 72's End of Cycle Event was Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop!
10/19/2023

Throwback to earlier this year when PS 72's End of Cycle Event was Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop!

Happy Friday! Shout out our lucky participants last week who got the opportunity to partake in FDNY basic CPR workshop a...
10/06/2023

Happy Friday! Shout out our lucky participants last week who got the opportunity to partake in FDNY basic CPR workshop at MS498!

DFOY is proud to support HSEI and its newly arrived students. We assisted students with donations from World Vision, pro...
09/29/2023

DFOY is proud to support HSEI and its newly arrived students. We assisted students with donations from World Vision, provided paid work-based learning opportunities, transition support during summer school, advocacy with parents for post secondary opportunities, connection to community resources for language acquisition on weekends and after-school.

Teens seeking asylum have found a new home environment at the High School for Excellence and Innovation. CBS New York's Jessi Mitchell reports.

Happy first day of Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us at DFOY in celebrating the the contributions of Latino people throug...
09/15/2023

Happy first day of Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us at DFOY in celebrating the the contributions of Latino people throughout history and in the present.

Happy Labor Day from DFOY! We see your tireless work. Now is the time to relax and enjoy this very special day.
09/04/2023

Happy Labor Day from DFOY! We see your tireless work. Now is the time to relax and enjoy this very special day.

Congratulations DFOY! Another successful Summer Rising!
08/18/2023

Congratulations DFOY! Another successful Summer Rising!

PS 72 Preparing for End of Cycle presentation back in June. Just a throwback to remind us to get ready to Get Back To Sc...
08/17/2023

PS 72 Preparing for End of Cycle presentation back in June.
Just a throwback to remind us to get ready to Get Back To School!

Hurrays and a giant CONGRATULATIONS to our DFOY STAFF Graduates, Imani & Daniel!We are so proud and wish you all of the ...
06/05/2023

Hurrays and a giant CONGRATULATIONS to our DFOY STAFF Graduates, Imani & Daniel!
We are so proud and wish you all of the success in the world.

MS 180 DFOY participants create sidewalk art and enjoy some outside activities. Have a joyful weekend!
04/07/2023

MS 180 DFOY participants create sidewalk art and enjoy some outside activities. Have a joyful weekend!

On this last day of Women's History month, check out MS 180 honoring Ms. Lucrecia Martinez and the Middle School Directo...
03/31/2023

On this last day of Women's History month, check out MS 180 honoring Ms. Lucrecia Martinez and the Middle School Directors. Great job!

Happy International Day of Happiness! Smiles all around from last week's Game Night at PS 498.
03/20/2023

Happy International Day of Happiness! Smiles all around from last week's Game Night at PS 498.

Thank you, Morgan Stanleyfor selecting DFOY to participate in your 2023 Strategy Challenge. Over the next 10 weeks, DFOY...
03/20/2023

Thank you, Morgan Stanleyfor selecting DFOY to participate in your 2023 Strategy Challenge. Over the next 10 weeks, DFOY is working with Morgan Stanley employees to address a key strategic question for our organization.

For the past ten years, PS 204's Ms. Edwards, has been an invaluable member of the DFOY community and a powerful example...
03/08/2023

For the past ten years, PS 204's Ms. Edwards, has been an invaluable member of the DFOY community and a powerful example of living a life of service. We love you, Ms. Edwards!
Check out a highlight from DFOY's 30th Anniversary video as Ms. Edwards shares what inspires her work with us!
https://conta.cc/3mDt5Fy

The late payments that Sheltering Arms faced is all too common among NYC nonprofits and harms the communities we serve. ...
03/08/2023

The late payments that Sheltering Arms faced is all too common among NYC nonprofits and harms the communities we serve. We stand with Sheltering Arms and will keep ramping up our advocacy with to pay nonprofits on time.

The approval process is best described as byzantine. It can take up to 300 days for a nonprofit to get paid.

For Women's History Month, DFOY would like to honor Samara Joy as young woman currently making music HISTORY by winning ...
03/03/2023

For Women's History Month, DFOY would like to honor Samara Joy as young woman currently making music HISTORY by winning 2 Grammys at 23yrs old. Also, being the second Jazz Artist to win the Grammy for Best New Artist! Congratulations ! We see you!

Happy Valentine's Day from DFOY!
02/14/2023

Happy Valentine's Day from DFOY!

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."- Maya Angelou, author and poetKick off Black...
02/01/2023

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
- Maya Angelou, author and poet

Kick off Black History Month with DFOY as we recognize and celebrate the innumerable contributions Black Culture has made throughout history.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm XDFOY wishe...
01/24/2023

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
DFOY wishes everyone a happy International Day of Education!

DFOY honors Martin Luther King Jr. through our work as we continue our mission to provide programing throughout NYC to h...
01/16/2023

DFOY honors Martin Luther King Jr. through our work as we continue our mission to provide programing throughout NYC to help kids in underserved communities reach their full potential.

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, we would like to thank you for all of your support and encouragement this past yea...
12/31/2022

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, we would like to thank you for all of your support and encouragement this past year. DFOY continues to impact the lives of so many children in underserved areas of New York City through thoughtfully curated programs led by dedicated educators and team members. Thank you for being part of our community and championing our kids.
Please consider us when making your final end-of-year donations.
https://conta.cc/3gLl8eN

Happy Holidays from DFOY!
12/25/2022

Happy Holidays from DFOY!

DFOY continues to provide its participants with high quality, engaging programs that encourage educational enrichment, c...
11/29/2022

DFOY continues to provide its participants with high quality, engaging programs that encourage educational enrichment, career awareness, civic engagement, and personal development. Please consider making a donation today!

https://conta.cc/3gLl8eN

Open House at one of our participating schools, St Ignatius, in The Bronx.
11/08/2022

Open House at one of our participating schools, St Ignatius, in The Bronx.

10/13/2022

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