photo of COMPASS Young Sharks winners and judges presenting a large Check.
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    DYCD took entrepreneurship to the next level with the COMPASS Young Sharks Entrepreneurship pilot. 16 program sites pitched their business plans to a team of judges in the COMPASS Young Sharks Career Exploration Culminating Event. Over the past 10 weeks 16 SONYC programs have worked with Open Door LLC to develop their plans for our DYCD-COMPASS Initiative, where participants have focused on how to write and present a business plan.

    View COMPASS Young Sharks event photos

A group of youngsters dancing on stage for the Step it Up NYC Competition
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    Step It Up NYC

    On June 2, 2018 the final Step It Up NYC competition took place at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. The top 10 dance and step teams performed, showcasing both their onstage talents and the impact they have made through social campaigns across the city. Before the final competition teams joined up to put together an anti bullying video.

    Watch the video


Department of Youth & Community Development's production named DYCD on Broadway.
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    DYCD on Broadway

    On Saturday, May 19, over 200 parents and supporters gathered at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center to witness the culmination of DYCD on Broadway, The Lion King Experience, an immersive, project-based exploration of theater-making. Over 50 DYCD-funded programs submitted entries to participate.

    Check out NYC Youth's Facebook to see images

A collage of images from the 2018 Young Citizens Conference.
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    DYCD Young Citizens Conference

    DYCD and over 300 NYC youth celebrated the Young Citizens Conference on May 12th! The goal of this conference is to inspire teens across the five boroughs to take charge of issues facing their communities by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and training they need to turn ideas into action.

    Visit the DYCD Facebook Page for more images capturing the event
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