The Osborne Association CYFS

Supportive programs for children with incarcerated or recently released parent.
Monthly recreational activities for children ages 5 to 18 that include bowling, painting pottery, ice skating, apple picking, cooking classes, picnics, and more!

Youth Experience Success (YES!) offers youth 13 to 15 life-skills workshops, case management, and recreational activities. The program follows the school semester schedule and offers a non-judgmental, supportive peer environment.

The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a diverse group of youth ambassadors ages 15 to 18 who raise awareness about the effects of parental incarceration through youth-led advocacy rooted in their personal experiences.

Video Visiting is offered in partnership with Albion and Clinton Correctional Facilities. Video Visiting allows children who have a parent incarcerated at these distant facilities an opportunity to visit via video connection from our offices in Brooklyn and the Bronx. * Family Video Visiting with seven additional NY State prisons will begin in the first half of 2017.

TeleStory: Osborne offers clinical support to TeleStory, video visiting between Brooklyn’s public libraries and Rikers Island that allows children to read books with their incarcerated parents.

Family Ties offers mothers in our Albion parenting program a special visit with their children. Children 21 and younger are escorted by caring Osborne volunteers on a 2-day trip upstate— including a flight and hotel stay—to visit their moms and see them graduate.

College Assistance through the Give Back Foundation offers any Osborne CYFS participant in good academic standing the opportunity to qualify for financial aid up to and including a full college scholarship.
All children:
1. feel positive about themselves and see a bright future, not limited by their parent’s incarceration; 2. have healthy relationships with caring adults and peers; 3. increase their awareness of educational and career options; 4. lead responsible, meaningful, and healthy lives.

Ages:
  • 12,
  • 13,
  • 14,
  • 16,
  • 17,
  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 20,
  • 21

Opportunities:
  • Summer/after-school activity

Areas of interest:
  • Other

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