Directions for Our Youth ("DFOY") is a community-service based, youth service organization that provides programming during “Out of School Time” for over 1,200 students in the Bronx and Harlem. DFOY believes in the abilities of young people, their strengths and their potential. DFOY provides its participants with high-level, content-driven programming that encourages educational enrichment and advancement and character building. Further, DFOY seeks to develop within its students the hard and soft skills necessary to positively influence their communities and become engaged citizens and leaders. Through educationally engaging and socially enriching activities, DFOY fosters in its participants the skills necessary for strong leadership and advocacy. We believe that DFOY is poised to define what it means to be a partner in a youth’s development. DFOY works everyday to promote the change that the world needs, focusing on youth and positive development of our communities.