Renaissance Youth Center Invites You To 4th Annual Youth Connect Tour Tonight At Mahoney Park On Staten island From 6-8PM


The Renaissance Youth Center invites you to our 4th Annual Youth Connect Tour on Thursday, August 10th at Mahoney Park in Staten Island from 6-8 pm.

4th Annual Youth Connect Tour flyer – Renaissance Youth Center

This summer, led by President/CEO Bervin Harris, Youth Connect Tour will go across all five boroughs. With a mission to empower local youth, the event will link hundreds of teenagers, community organizations, and NYPD community partners. Featuring captivating musical performances by the Music With A Message Band ( at every stop, the tour will include dynamic speakers, local youth talent, special guests, and recognition for outstanding youth leaders. Held in local parks and open to the whole community, the tour will showcase diverse youth programs as we introduce a new website MWAM will also promote awareness of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Who is RYC? Our mission is to empower at-risk inner-city youth to fully maximize their potential as productive and responsible members of society, by offering dynamic, team-building education, and music programs, while instilling the importance of building strong communities. What we envision is a chance for a better life for all youth, regardless of their socio-economic background or ethnicity. We recognize that all youth are not afforded the same opportunities. We are committed to being positive role models that guide youth in the right direction, giving them a degree of certainty and self-confidence that propels them to accomplish their goals.

For more information on the Renaissance Youth Center visit us on the following platforms:
Instagram: @renaissanceyouthcenter / @mrharrisryc / @musicwam
Twitter: @renyouthcenter / @mrharrisryc / @musicwam
Facebook: Renaissance Youth Center / Music With A Message
YouTube: Renaissance Youth Center / Mr. Harris RYC / Music With A Message

Banner Image: Youth Connect Graphic. Image Credit – Renaissance Youth Center


Emily Brugman Renaissance Youth Center

With the scarcity of effective youth enrichment programs in the South Bronx, Bervin Harris and Darren Quinlan founded Renaissance Youth Center in 2001. Their goal was to create a safe haven where the community's youth could develop life-long academic and social skills. Word of the center and its programs spread. Kids were anxious to learn how to sing, play instruments and sports in a safe environment near their homes. Our ever-growing base motivated our move in 2011 a few blocks north to our exising location on 168th Street and Third Avenue. Here there are three floors of classrooms, labs, performance spaces, music studios, a robotic lab and a zoology room that houses 40 live animals. RYC has become a community fixture. Our dedicated staff and our quality programming is well received thoughout the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The original mission of creating a place that kids can feel safe and enriched now touches over 4,000 young people per week, through music classes, afterschool programming, tutoring and civic engagement.

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