Riis Academy, a community-based after-school program, partners with local schools, families and community leaders to provide the best possible services and activities for youth in grades K-12. We offer a supportive, friendly environment where children feel safe to be themselves and make new friends. Riis Academy offers comprehensive services from tutoring and homework help to arts and recreation. Our approach to youth development is based on the simple philosophy that every child can reach his/her greatest potential if given the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment. The overarching goal of Riis Academy is to create a nurturing network of support and services to encourage and motivate students to stay in school, graduate from high school and succeed in post-secondary education, the world of work, and civic life. Riis Academy enhances 1,000 participants’ lives annually through project-based learning, academic activities, and recreation.