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!

Virtual college visit with hcap

Date: Monday, january 20th, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Zoom (Link with be sent the day before)


AAFE and Hunter College’s HCAP program are collaborating to provide you with a virtual college visit! This is your chance to learn about Hunter College and their HCAP program!

RSVP at: AAFE x HCAP Virtual College Visit

    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.)

AAFE x Con edison mentoring and sat prep

Sign up for counseling with a mentor in the winter or SAT Prep in the spring! The ConEd mentors will give you guidance through mentoring and help prepare you for the SATs coming up!

RSVP at: Counseling and SAT Prep

Accepted on a rolling basis.

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!

AAFE community service markets

We are looking for student volunteers to be Project Leaders and Volunteers to manage a used home goods market.

Sign Up Here: AAFE Community Service Market