Bronx Youth Council

The Bronx Youth Council, staffed by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and located in the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., has been a recent catalyst for youth action including students from more than 10 high schools in the Bronx.

The Bronx Youth Council, comprised of students from across the Bronx, teaches advocacy skills, gun violence facts and laws to young people from all over the Bronx who are provided with the opportunity to become peer leaders and advocates for change in their own communities.  The students who join the Bronx Youth Council return to their community of residence with skills and determination to end gun violence and prevent the spread and use of illegal guns. The youth advocacy, expertise and momentum created by the Bronx Youth Council will be a tremendous vehicle to bring about change borough wide since members of the Bronx Youth Council come from all different areas of the Bronx. We want to educate the Bronx community about solutions for reducing illegal guns and gun violence. Please click on the above link for more information.

Bronx Children’s Museum

The Bronx Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit institution conceived in 2005 and incorporated in 2008. The Museum seeks to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and the diversity and richness of their surroundings, as well as the world beyond.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz officially approved $3 million to be used toward development of a space to house the Bronx Children’s Museum. In May, the Board of the Bronx Children’s Museum had its first official meeting with the City to discuss the circumstances under which the Museum will be able to occupy Building J in Mill Pond Park and the parameters of their relationship. A preliminary Memorandum of Understanding is in development. Please click on the above link for more information.

Bronx Directory of Youth Services

This directory contains information about:

Youth Service Providers (YSP) – Organizations with after-school, recreational, cultural, job/skills training and other programs.
Mental Health Providers (MHP) – Organizations that offer different types of mental health treatment, including individual counseling, family counseling, case management and substance abuse.
Teen Health Free Clinics (THFC) – Health clinics that provide free health care for teens such as STD and HIV testing, birth control, pregnancy tests, and gynecological services.
Parent Resource Center– Center that provides parents of youth with family support services.

Parks Department Programs and Recreational Centers

Information on: Accessible Programs, Fitness Programs, Recreation Centers, Youth Sports Programs & Clinics, Swim Programs, Teen Programs , Summer Day Camps and much more . Please contact your borough recreation office for more information about Parks Department programs at (718) 430-1825 or (212) 360–3300.