Youth and Education

Operation Breakthrough 

The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children’s families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid. Programs include early childhood education programs, before and after school programs, summer time enrichment programs, pediatric health programs, and programming for parents including emergency aid, housing, and GED programs.

Jane A. Neil Elementary School 

The Collaborative vision for Jane A. Neil Elementary School is to provide all students with opportunities, both educational and experiential with its focus on being on each child’s abilities rather than their disabilities in order for each child to reach their maximum potential and one step beyond. Neil elementary wants to help students develop the skills necessary to compete successfully in the work force of the future, develop a strong moral character and help students with a greater sense of responsibility for themselves.

Epworth Children and Family Services 

Epworth is a residential treatment center where it is believed that every child has infinite worth.  It serves emotionally challenged adolescents aged 11-18 at a beautiful 8.5-acre campus.  Boys and girls receive 24-hour intensive treatment; individual, group and family therapy; state-certified special education; psychiatric consultation; comprehensive medical evaluation and care; recreation therapy and opportunities for spiritual growth.

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club

Since 1884, the Madison Boys and Girls Club has been providing after school and summer programs that help build happy, healthy and productive lives for thousands of New York City’s most vulnerable kids. The Boys and Girls club provides education, recreation and guidance programs in a safe and nurturing environment that many children consider a second home.

Asian Youth Services 

Asian Youth Services is an after school tutoring program for students ages 5 to 20. Serving between 40 and 70 youth, primarily of Cambodian descents with few participants of Laotian and Vietnamese origins and most of these children come from families with parents who have no formal schooling. These students come to AYS to learn everyday skills in subjects such as math, Spanish or history.