Approximately 175 teens and young adults (ages 16- 21) are admitted to Rikers Island every week. Close to half of them will be back in jail less than one year after release. Every dollar lets us provide core services that help them rebuild their lives after leaving Rikers.
$2,500 prepares 5 Youth Members for work and places them in paid internships and secures them jobs.
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Friends of Island Academy
127 West 127th Street, Suite 127
New York, NY 10027
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