Our Mission

Statistics tell a bleak story for New York City’s urban youth. They are faced with the effects of failing schools, HIV/AIDS, the prison system, poverty, fatherless homes, substance abuse, and sexual exploitation. There is an overwhelming sense of frustration, anger, and hopelessness permeating the public school hallways, wafting from empty backpacks, unpleasant faces and inappropriate language. Young Harlem, Inc. seeks to use any means necessary to counter the implications of the effects of these conditions. Our mission is to instill HOPE, confidence and strength in the emerging generation.