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Education: Young Men’s Initiative

The Young Men’s Initiative is a public-private partnership that works with at-risk young men to improve their education, employment and health outcomes. Since the program launched in 2011, the Initiative has helped advance the life and career prospects of thousands of at-risk young men.

  • Worked with the State to pass Close to Home legislation that allows the City to keep juvenile offenders who would otherwise be sent upstate.
  • Implemented comprehensive sex ed program in schools pairing education with family planning services.
  • Nation’s first ever social impact bond adopted.