About New City Kids: Jersey City

At New City Kids more than 100 teens are trained to lead three after school centers, a summer camp and a sailing school.  While each of these teen-led programs are carefully structured to bring academic, musical, leadership and spiritual development to elementary age children, the act of leading them brings a whole different level of transformation to the teens.


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After School Center

There is a moment in the life of a child where they find themselves doing something they previously thought impossible. This can be the moment they learn a musical instrument, master their times tables, share a piece of creative writing in public, or see their name on the honors list.

Teen Life Internship

A Teen Life Internship is a year-long, paid, part-time internship in the serious business of living well. Much as a medical intern would learn how to adopt the skills of a doctor or a legal intern would be immersed in the culture and strategies of attorneys, a Teen Life Intern is taught how to live well through an in-depth leadership development program which turns teens into the leaders of classrooms.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp combines a traditional camp experience with spiritual development focused around a single and memorable Biblical theme. Kids participate in a variety of activities including bible-quizzing, games, and art that encourage self-expression through dance, chants and raps.

City Sail

City Sail is a free sailing school for 13-18 year old children in Jersey City. Through a unique partnership with Offshore Sailing School and the City of Jersey City, City Sail is able to offer the best kept secrets of sailing and racing to the most unlikely yacht-goers on the water – the urban children who all live within walking distance of some of the most visually stimulating waterways in the world.