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Following recent COVID-19 guidelines, all DFOY programs located in school buildings are closed until further notice. At this time, our Butler Community Center will be open from 10 am-6 pm and provide services to the best of our ability while following social distancing guidelines. We are working with partners and city officials to understand how we can best serve our participants, families, and community during this difficult time. We will be posting updates on our social media channels and using e-mail to communicate. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to your Program Director or contact us at info@dfoy.org.

The safety of our participants, family, and staff is our number one concern. Therefore, we will also be postponing our 30th Anniversary Celebration previously scheduled for May 14th. The DFOY community has been our strength for almost 30 years. That strength is needed now more than ever.

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after school programs(Kindergarten - Grade 12)

We offer after-school programs for children and adolescents from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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summer enrichment

We keep children and adolescents active during summertime.

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college and careerreadiness

To ensure future academic and career success, we offer college and career readiness programs.

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college students

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We help students prepare for exams and provide assistance with career readiness.

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Welcome toDirections For Our Youth, Inc.

Directions For Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) is a nationally operated, non-profit organization offering quality out-of-school-time programs and services in key communities across New York for young people enrolled in grades K-12. Since 1991, we have grown into one of New York’s leading youth development organizationswe by empowering young New Yorkers to be the best they can be.

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Directions For Our Youth, Inc. donations go towards programs and services that prioritize the education, health, and overall wellness of children and youth.