Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   31 reviews 1,136

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 505 W. 171st Street New York NY 10032 USA

Mission: FYI's mission is to engage youth in positive, community-building activities while guiding and supporting them through adolescence.
Target demographics: youth
Direct beneficiaries per year: 335 young people in Washington Heights develop their potential
Geographic areas served: NYC
Programs: (1) Afterschool program; (2) Welcome Program for recently arrived immigrant youth; (3) Community Service Learning Program; (4) Summer Camp; (5) Summer Job Training
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-3723207
212-781-1113
http://www.freshyouth.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Volunteering with Fresh Youth Initiatives was a great experience for me and something not to be forgotten. The friendly environment and caring staff made the organization seem more like a second home instead of just an after school program. Without Fresh Youth Initiatives I would not be as respectful and learn to take responsibilities for the things that are important. This organization has been a major impact on who I am today and would recommend it to the youth.

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My name is Lourdes Encarnacion and my daughter Angeluna has been going to FYI for 2 years. During her time there she has learned so much! The staff that is supprtive, responsible and teaches the youth how to be a positive role model and leadership skills. FYI as given my daughter opportunities to help people within in the community such as making sleeping bagsbfor the homeless, and volunteering in distributing cans to people in need. This has given my daughter valuable insight on how she can make a difference helping others and learning very early that she has the ability to make a positive change. I truly am very grateful to have an organization that of FYI and will recommend it to anyone!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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FYI was my formal introduction into the world of after schools. It is a welcoming, family environment that makes everyone feel as if they belong. There was always room for creativity and growth for both staff and participants. Youth all over the world need organizations such as these that will provide personal attention and foster growth and community awareness.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Hi my name is Sarai Mercado, and I have been in FYI for 2 years. My experience in FYI has been amazing. FYI as been my second home. FYI helps with what i need and when i need it. If I need help in s subject in school and I come to FYI and tell them they right away help me with what ever I need! I when i enter the FYI building I am filled with joy and happiness. Even on a sad day when I enter the FYI building my mood changes and I am happy when I leave the building. Thank You FYI for being the way you are!!!!!!!!

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I have been in Fresh Youth Initiatives for over 3 years now. I have many reason why I still come to FYI. One of the main reasons is because they treat the paricipant likes a family. Another, reason is because I have alot of fun in FYI. A reason I still come to FYI is because I see my friend that don't go to my school. Another reason, is because I enjoy being here.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

my experience started when i was 10 years old and i love it, i never thought that i will love fyi so much. Fyi is a part of my heart and i will never leave fyi because i will feel like i am betraying my family. This is the best program i ever had been. i wish i could spend more years here.!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I been in Fresh Youth Initiatives for 3 years. Its been a pleasure being here. I love coming in everyday because your always welcomed here and its like a family. Ive learned so many things here. We get to experience new things and travel to so many places.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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My name is Enmanuel Portes and I have been with for about 7 years now, I originally found out about FYI through my older brother, he introduced me to the program and had always told me about how he had so much fun and had some very amazing experiences. So as soon as I met the age requirement I decided to join the Summer Camp and after school programs, and ever since I have fallen in love with FYI. I continue coming to FYI because whenever I come here I always have a fun time and I really enjoy myself now matter what we do, everything from playing UNO with other participants or just having conversations with the Boys Group. Also I have a fun time doing community service, whenever we do service and people notice our good acts it gives me a very satisfying feeling and lets me feel as though I truly am making a difference to my community.

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been with FYI for 3 years now and I have been enjoying everyday of FYI. FYI has taught me not be shy and to be outspoken. The reason I keep coming to FYI is because if I don't come I feel like I'm leaving my other family. FYI is a big part of my life now. My FYI experience cannot be told in a summary.

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This is my 4th year in Fresh Youth Initiatives i come to FYI because i like when they treat us like family. They help us with our homework,with school and more stuff. They do something that others program don't do like treat us like we were there own son and daughter they tell us the right thing to do not the bad. FYI taught me so many things that helped me get to where i am right now.They like my second family.

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