DYCD Discretionary Program

Funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD).
For students in grades 6-12.


Monday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


RiseBoro Youth Center
1474 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
T: (718) 381-9653


This program facilitates the operation of the RiseBoro Youth Center during the evening and weekend hours.

Funding allows us to provide the following activities:

Recreational Programming including basketball, volleyball and fitness classes.

Black and white photography classes -students learn black and white film skills including 35 mm camera techniques, processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement. Students complete photo assignments and then process and print their own pictures. This exciting class is offered in our Youth Center's darkroom.

Music Lessons – Individual lessons will provided to teach basic skills in youths chosen instrument. Instruction will be provided in guitar, piano, drums and bass.

In the Community
for Good