Message from Site Director(s)

Dear Directions For Our Youth Families and Community,

Welcome to Directions For Our Youth at Cornelia Connelly Center! DFOY programs provide Cornelia Connelly girls in 6th-8th grade with academic enrichment, art activities, and sports. Most importantly, this additional structured time allows each girl to explore her interests and further develop her talents.

Click the links in the top right corner to follow DFOY on social media! Be the first to see the exciting activities taking place here at Connelly and across other DFOY programs. I invite all members of the Connelly community to reach out with any questions. On behalf of our entire staff, we are excited for another great year!

Please feel free to reach out at any time! We have included our contact information below and look forward to being in touch throughout the year.

Sincerely,

  • Cornelia Connelly Center 220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009
  • Program Director Taija Maldonado, MSW tmaldonado@dfoy.org
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Quarterly Update

This fall was full of opportunities for CCC’s girls! Our students competed in volleyball, cross country, and basketball. They created amazing pinatas in Art Club, along with many other beautiful artistic pieces! As part of our academic enrichment, participants strengthened their math skills. Our girls are growing leaders, and we focus on developing strong leadership skills in Advisory. Additionally, on our most recent Super Saturday, we decorated our school for the holidays and played a winter-themed game of bingo! Super Saturdays are a quarterly opportunity for our girls to come together with DFOY staff and volunteers to do a variety of fun activities.

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    Our X-country girls getting in a little practice and warming up those powerhouse legs!

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    Practice makes perfect, our X-country team takes their drills seriously!

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    The CCC Angels showing off those game faces!

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    Serving it up!

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    Don’t let these faces fool you, the Angels always come to win!

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    Zofya is playing some OFFENSE!

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    Zofya is playing some OFFENSE!

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    Teamwork happens in sports and the classrooms.

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    Academic enrichment provides a safe, collaborative space to strengthen those math skills!

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    Arts club doing a little paper mache work for their pinatas.

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    Arts club doing a little paper mache work for their pinatas.

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    Advisory serving as a place for leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and fun bonding moments.

Events Calendar

  • Dec 12
  • CMS Angels varsity basketball game
  • Dec 20
  • CMS Angels varsity basketball game
  • Jan 10
  • CMS Angels varsity basketball game
  • Jan 23
  • CMS Angels varsity basketball game
  • Feb 08 2020
  • Super Saturday
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