Riis Academy Impacts & Outcomes
Riis Academy Calendar
Riis Academy offers afterschool and summer services to youth in the areas of tutoring and homework assistance, academic enrichment, recreation, arts, jobs and careers. We believe that every child can reach their greatest potential if given the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.
- High aspirations: We set ambitious expectations in order to meet the high aspirations of the youth we serve. Riis Academy youth have a variety of goals: to become leaders in their community, go on to college or get a good job. Whether they are on the path to becoming a teacher or are working on an apprenticeship in a local carpentry shop, we support their goals every step of the way.
- Community-based: Our educational team represents the diversity of the community we serve. Some have come through our programs themselves or live in the very neighborhood we are serving. All staff sees themselves as a catalyst for community change.
- Kid friendly and supportive: Riis Academy is a welcoming and safe place where youth share in a well balanced meal and fun activities under the supervision of caring adults who let “kids be kids”.
- Parents as partners: Parents are our partners. Hard working and caring, they share our commitment to building bridges to success for youth. It takes a village!
What we do
- Riis Academy provides a full array of opportunities to youth throughout the year and through their years in school. We provide:
- After school programming
- Summer day camp
- Summer jobs
- International cultural exchanges with Denmark
- Riis Academy is western Queens’ largest youth service provider, with trained educational professionals serving over 1,000 youth across 5 campuses including two community centers and three public schools.
- The typical day for a youth at Riis Academy might include :
- Preparing for Regents exams,
- Rehearsing a play for an upcoming performance,
- Practicing the art of Bengali dance,
- Examining the importance of healthy nutrition,
- Writing a monthly newsletter for parents and the community
Riis Academy – Not just a place to go … a place to grow!
For more information about CFYD contact
The Riis Academy at RiisAcademy@riissettlement.org
or call 718-784-7447 ext. 121 for more details