Directions for Our Youth, Inc.

About Directions for Our Youth, Inc.

Directions for Our Youth (“DFOY”) was founded 25 years ago by a group of concerned and dedicated neighborhood residents who wanted to address the lack of economic and education opportunities for local youth. Today DFOY operates youth development programs in nine sites in the Bronx and Harlem. DFOY operates on a $4.5 million annual budget. DFOY provides after-school services, summer programs, and continued learning programs within New York City Department of Education and New York City Housing Authority locations.
DFOY employs approximately 200 professional program staff and serves more than 2,000 K–12 students and 150 adults annually. DFOY programs have consistently earned recognition for exceeding requirements for program innovation and for unwavering staff commitment. Please visit to learn more.


Dance Instructor

October 2013 New York City, NY
“I loved working with the kids and teaching them new things each day. Not only did I tearh them dance we also had the responsibility teaching them STEM lessons and that was really fun. I also had the chance to work with middle school students who were diagnosed with autism, it was truly a riveting expirence.”
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