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Thompson Drive, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Immigrants & Refugees

Location

PO Box 245805Brooklyn, NY 11224 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Thompson Drive teaches Brooklyn youth of today the time honored skills of yesterday. It reimagines the old-time, connected neighborhood block as a supportive community center with educational, employment and life-skills programming for teenage youth. It is a place for youth to feel seen, safe and listened to all the while learning the necessary skills needed for a succesful transition to adult life.

Description

Thompson Drive is a new non-profit in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY that will offer teens a variety of activities and workshops each week utilizing a comprehensive positive youth development framework. This framework proposes that for youth to become healthy, productive, and engaged members of society, they need opportunities to build their assets and agency, and contribute to the world in meanigful ways- all in an enabling, supportive environment, under the guidance of caring, supportive adults. Key elements of the program include: Educational assistance, job-readiness, life-skills workshops and cultural and recreational activities to include parents and family members.

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