Renaissance Youth Center

Supporting Youth through Music

Support New York City Youth

The Renaissance Youth Center is a fixture of the community, with dedicated staff and quality programming well-received throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn reaching more than 4,000 young people per week. 
Our mission is to empower at-risk inner-city youth to fully maximize their potential as productive and responsible members of society by offering dynamic, team-building education, music, and sports programs while instilling the importance of building strong communities.
While our primary focus is teaching youth new skills, we also emphasize developing their social skills. We achieve this by mentoring youth, interacting with their families, getting involved in their educational goals, and engaging them in positive activities that support teamwork and community-building.
We envision a chance for a better life for all youth, regardless of their socio-economic background or ethnicity. We recognize that all youth are not afforded the same opportunities.
With this in mind, the concept behind all of our programming is to “level the playing field” for South Bronx youth by providing experiences to help them navigate through their uncertainty towards a rewarding future.
We are committed to being positive role models that guide youth in the right direction, giving them a degree of certainty and self-confidence that propels them to accomplish their goals.

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