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      According to the most recent statistics[1] New York City high school graduation rates are on the rise. However, the achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white peers remains vast, at 20 and 22 percentage points, respectively....
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      In May 2013, the New York City Health Department released data that showed that there was a decrease in the rate of teen pregnancy.  For the past 17 years, we have worked effectively with young women to prevent teen...
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      A one-year program for young women ages fourteen to twenty who are in need of guidance. Both young mothers and young women who want to develop their education and careers, to unlock a more stable and brighter future. The...
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      As a result of the services provided and the hard work of our participants, teachers, parents and YAR staff, we are proud to report that 100% of participants stayed in school and advanced to the next grade; 95% increased...
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    Conceived as an idea for an advance course in 2006, the Quantum Leap Process (QLP) is a successful annual event. It is a brilliant collaboration of the tools and practices taught in the Hoffman Institute’s Quadrinity Process with the distinctions of our...
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      Services and programs are customized to meet the needs of each organization. We utilize a 20 hour curriculum that can delivered in short days or longer days. Services: Group/Staff Development Individual Staff Development Coaching – After 3 decades, our...
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      Many parents take this course with a concern about their “tween” or teen. Parents are reminded of and revisit their own childhoods to understand how their childhood experiences shape their current parenting style and to identify areas where they...
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      The accomplishments of these young men are outstanding. 88% of our young fathers met their goals of becoming materially responsible and emotionally engaged in their children’s lives. 81% of young men living in shelters when they entered the program...
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    In this program, Unlocking Futures has worked with over 300 families, including a total of 1660 children throughout New York City. For 6 years, Unlocking Futures worked with small groups of 10 families during each cycle in order to provide...
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From Boys to Men

A Conversation for Women Sept. 20th

Are you tired of being a “Strong Woman”? Do you desire a more harmonious relationship with your partner, brother, father or son?…

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Come And Join Us on Tuesday October 14th.

25th Year Anniversary Celebration

Please join us on Tuesday Oct.14 as we are very proud to celebrate 25 years of Unlocking Futures (formerly Youth At Risk) at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. There will be food, memories, and a fundraising auction with fantastic items to bid on.   Learn More or Download Invitation Click here to purchase or view auction items.

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Creating Results From Possibility

Unlocking Futures transforms the lives of young people through evidence based curriculum
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25 Years In The Making

Our Mission

To decrease the at-risk behavior of youth and to enhance the effectiveness of the people who live and work with them. Youth At Risk currently provides both prevention and intervention services.

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Transform a life.

Become A Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved in helping young people in the New York area create new future possibilities. 

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Youth of The Year

Words from our clients.