Our philosophy centers around how our message reaches kids: “You are valuable” is communicated in two complementary and reinforcing ways. First, New City Kids provides a purpose-driven, structured, and supportive environment. Second, New City Kids embeds this purpose-driven structure in the context of loving mentors who work with the same kids for years.
Envision a teenager handed a microphone and told to shape 60 younger kids into a unified team of students chanting a rap to help them remember Central American geography. Later that day, this same teen may fall apart because of adversity at home. Our staff are able to help because they know the teen well enough to see the signs of crisis, and care enough to spend time discussing possible solutions. The teen opens up and shares not because she is a charity case, but because she is a trusted member of a team that needs them to succeed. Welcome to a day in the life of a young person at New City Kids.
New City Kids trusts teens with leadership. New City Kids surrounds children with love.