AGYP's Goals

Keep kids out of prison - that's how AGYP stops New York City crime. Our goals:

  • Make the Lower East Side and East Harlem safer for everyone.
  • Give the overloaded court system a reliable alternative to incarceration.
  • Intervene and reclaim young people from lives of crime.
  • "This program provides a vital service - not only to the youth who come for help, but the judicial system and community as a whole. The staff has enabled many young people to make significant and lasting changes in their lives."
    - Linda Hirsch, Social Worker