Our Mission



We want to empower communities to improve the quality of life for young people and families.

We develop and implement programs to support youth making the transition from childhood to adulthood. We utilize a relationships first model, prioritizing human connections rather than focusing on perceived problems; our strategies are long-term and built around the strengths and needs of people who make up the communities we serve.

Our Programs: The Block Center

The Block Center is a positive youth development program for young people ages 11-17 living in the Troy, NY area. Founded in 2015 in partnership with the Troy Boys and Girls Club, the program connects caring adult mentors with young people for educational groups, character-building activities, field trips, and more.


Weekly sessions are held every Tuesday from 6:00-8: 00 PM at the Troy Boys and Girls Club. Learn more at https://theblockcentertroy.com/