Participating in out-of-school time programs can avoid risky behavior and contribute to desired outcomes, such as improved academic performance and positive youth development. (The Finance Project)

Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc.


The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc. (Shorefront Y), founded in 1949, has a long history of providing a range of social, recreational, educational and cultural programming for individuals and families in the most southern tier of Brooklyn.

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Educational deficits jeopardize family economic security and educational success for too many New York City families.

• Only 38% of 3rd to 8th graders are considered proficient in English Language Arts, and just 36% are proficient in Math. Many of these children will eventually leave high school prematurely, without the full range of skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education or the job market.

• NYC is home to 2.2 million adult residents who lack English proficiency and/or a high school diploma. As a result, these New Yorkers earn significantly less than their peers, putting economic success for them and their families out of reach.

Although family literacy models vary, they represent a form of two-generation programs designed to focus equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for a parent and their child to learn together and succeed together.

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