Children's Aid Society's Milbank Center in Harlem to Open Its Doors for Teens and Parents to Explore Programming

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Open House Will Highlight Services

Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742
Norman Jemmott, YDS Coordinator, The Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center, (w) 212- 996-1716 x 208

Monday, October 5, 2009, 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

The Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center
14-32 West 118th Street, between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Blvd.

The Youth Development Services (YDS) division of The Children’s Aid Society presents its annual Open House at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem. The community is invited to visit the center and learn about the various programs and services offered to teens 13-18 years old.

The Dunlevy Milbank Center’s YDS Program features a blend of academic, skill-building and recreational activities. The program focuses on the physical and mental development of teenagers and runs five days a week, Monday to Friday. Each day offers a variety of workshops, instructional drills and activities, as well as access to health services. These workshops and program activities are designed to allow for positive socialization and personal growth within a safe environment.

Open House 2009 will offer the opportunity to tour the Milbank Center, including the swimming pool, 21-station computer technology lab, dance studio, gymnasium and the center’s new state-of-the-art Teen Lounge.

Teenagers and their parents can meet the YDS staff who conduct workshops and activities in the areas of education, sports, life-skills, career readiness and technology.

Food, music, raffles and giveaways will add to the evening’s festivities.

The Children’s Aid Society (, founded in 1853, is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or e-mail