AAFE Youth and Family Development

AAFE Youth Center

The AAFE Youth Center is a dedicated safe space for youths of the Flushing community.

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    Our Vision

Our Vision is a world where low-Income, immigrant, youth of color are empowered in their communities.

    Our mission

We value the leadership of low-income and immigrant youth of color. We develop critically conscious and active social change agents by offering a supportive community, leadership development programming, and college and career counseling.

    Our programs

COMPASS High offers project-based learning opportunities to 9th and 10th grade students, engaging them over the school year in skill-building activities and nurturing youth interest with opportunities for student voice and activism. COMPASS offers transition support and counseling services to help students stay on track until the 10th grade. Learn more about the COMPASS program here.

AAFE CASTLE aims to empower high school students in the 11th and 12th grades to engage in service-learning projects and become agents of social change in their communities. Bi-weekly meetings (twice a week) aim to develop leadership skills and civic engagement experience. CASTLE youths also explore post-secondary options through workshops, college trips, and job shadowing. Learn more about the CASTLE program here.

AAFE’S College Counselor works with high school students (9th to 12th grade) as they navigate the pathway to college. Through one on one meetings, Youth Leader support, workshops, and resource sharing, we offer students the information they need to guide them through the college process from applications, to financial aid, and commitment decisions.

    upcoming aafe Youth events

These are events that are run by our AAFE Youth Team! Join us!

AAFE Youth summer activities 2021

Date: july 9, 2021 – august 26, 2021
Time: varies based on event
Location: Varies based on event


AAFE Youth Team is excited to announce our AAFE Youth Summer Activities to you all! The date and time of each event are subject to change (Venue change, Rain, etc.), and each event needs its own Consent Form! By that, please have your parents sign it and you bring it to each trip. AAFE Youth strictly follows the COVID-19 Safety Protocol so masks and social distancing are mandatory. Below are the activities we have planned for you all! On the form you can choose which activities you would like to attend. Come join us for a lot of fun!

AAFE Youth Summer Activities: 

  1. COLLEGE TRIP 1 (Colleges TBD) – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 9AM
  2. Movie Day Afternoon (Movie TBD) -Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 1PM
  3. Museum + Lunch – Friday, July 23, 2021 – 11AM
  4. Field Day / Picnic 1 – Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – 3PM
  5. Brooklyn Boulders – Friday, August 6, 2021 – 11AM
  6. Field Day / Picnic 2 – Wednesday, August 11, 2021
  7. COLLEGE TRIP 2 (Colleges TBD) – Wednesday August 18, 2021 – 9AM
  8. Six Flags Trip – Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 9AM


RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/aafesummer2021

    upcoming community events

These are events that are facilitated by trusted community partners.

(AAFE Youth Staff may or may not join – depends on the event.)

Social media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @aafeyouth to stay updated on our programs and events!

youth opportunities

There are year-round opportunities, both paid and volunteer work, available with AAFE or with other organizations. Check them out here!