Worried About What Your Children Will Do This Summer?

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check out Catholic Charities Free & Low-Cost Youth Programs

It’s already March and we parents are starting to worry what are children will do when school ends and we’re at work.  Thankfully, Catholic Charities NY and our affiliates offer free and low-cost summer programs that fill the gap.

Not Just Sports

Many think about Catholic Charities’ sports programs when they think about CYO.  After all, more than 18,000 youth participate each year.

But these parish-based youth programs supported by Catholic Charities offer more than just sports.  Thousands of children and teens also participate in activities that span from teen groups to fitness challenges, art, essay, oratorical contests and more.  Together they foster young people’s spiritual, cultural and athletic growth. 

All children deserve the opportunity to develop social skills, gain confidence and develop lasting values that will serve them as adults. Catholic Charities' network of services aims to address the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children and their families.

Call us at 646-794-2065 or  find out more about CYO Sports and Youth Programs.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Affiliated with national scouting programs, our parish-based programs are spread throughout New York.  They build character, citizenship and fitness.  They also reinforce our faith’s religious values. 

Their popularity demonstrates their success:  More than 22,000 youth participate.  More than 9,000 volunteers serve as leaders. Children and volunteers are welcome to join.

The Archdiocese of New York Catholic Committee on Scouting is a volunteer committee affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York Youth Ministry through Catholic Charities.

Visit the NY Catholic Scouts website.


Summer Camps and Community Centers

While all Catholic Charities services are community based, we also offer multi-service community centers in multiple locations.  They are located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Central Harlem, Staten Island and Kingston. 

These centers are accessible seven days a week.  They are complete with gyms and auditoriums.  And they are designed to meet local community needs. 

Here children, teens and families participate in a host of wholesome activities.

Find specific center locations.

Stop Worrying & Sign Up Now for Catholic Charities NY’s Free and Low-Cost  Summer Programs for Children & Youth