GDS programs empower New York City’s underserved youth through mental health support, youth development, and intergenerational programs; offering them the skills, support, confidence, and motivation to succeed in school, in their communities, and in the workforce.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
The EXCEL Program
The EXCEL program is our flagship program, providing mental health, youth development, and intergenerational services.
Youth Engaging Seniors
YES trains inner-city youth to connect with isolated seniors through music, while educating our youth in empathy and career skills.