AGYP's Goals

Keep kids out of prison - that's how AGYP stops New York City crime. Our goals:

  • Make the Lower East Side and East Harlem safer for everyone.
  • Give the overloaded court system a reliable alternative to incarceration.
  • Intervene and reclaim young people from lives of crime.
  • "This is a program that really works. The only one I know of that does. Working from the premise that the individual, no matter how disadvantaged, must accept personal responsibility for his actions, the program has had dramatic success.”
    - Alain Bourgeois, Judge