The Bronx Youth Center

The Bronx Youth Center

The Bronx Youth Center (BYC) provides comprehensive programming to out-of-school, unemployed young adults and helps young people to meet their personal, educational, and professional goals. Operating since July 2002, the BYC provides career preparation activities such as career exploration, internships, advisement, and job search assistance.
Based on the FEGS CareerFirsts® framework, the BYC also prepares participants to enroll in college or a professional training program, and offers workshops on financial literacy and financial aid. HSE (High School Equivalency, formerly GED) preparation and college visits emphasize the linkage between higher education and professional success, while opportunities for professional certifications and employment assistance and placement set young people on a meaningful career path.
All young people at the BYC receive support from a FEGS Youth Advisor who helps them to set and attain their goals.

Bronx Youth Center Programs:

  • The Academy - The Academy is a unique program designed to prepare young people aging out of foster care for adulthood. The program's comprehensive yet flexible service delivery structure offers young people individualized academic and employment services while providing supportive counseling and teaching them essential life skills that are critical for their success. Through these services, the program seeks to increase participants' academic skills and career readiness and prepare them for and help them enter the world of work.
  • Arches - The “Arches Program” is a mentoring program located at our Bronx Youth Center.  Participants are young adults who are on probation and who are referred by their Probation Officer. Young Adults meet individually with their mentors and in groups and engage in Interactive Journaling--a therapeutic intervention that helps young people who have experienced trauma.
  • Bronx Opportunity Network (BON) - As a founding member of the BON, FEGS supports a cohort young people as they transition to community college each year. Services include preparation for remediation exams, enrollment support, and comprehensive case management.
  • Bridge to Employment - The FEGS Bridge to Employment program provides young adults who are working towards their HSE (High School Equivalency, formerly GED) or are finishing high school with comprehensive employment services. Participants in the program work with an FEGS Career Specialist to design an individualized career plan and enter the workforce.
  • Social Innovation Fund-Young Adult Program (Project RISE) - Launched by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York and the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, the Young Adult Program is an education-conditioned internship program for disconnected youth age 18-24. The program integrates comprehensive educational activities, on-going case management support and paid work internships in order to promote long-term economic and employment opportunities for young people.
  • Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) - The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) is an initiative of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO). FEGS provides a 14-week internship program for young adults aged 16-24 who are not working and not in school. Upon completion of the internship, FEGS provides follow-up services and help place the participants in permanent jobs, training programs, or educational settings.

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The Academy