Description & History

Roosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc is a not for profit organization serving the youth of the community of Roosevelt Island since 1978. We run a youth center featuring a full fitness gym, computer lab, music classes and a gameroom. We also run a Beacon program at PS/IS 217 on the same street serving hundreds of youth from the host school and others. At the Beacon, we offer a structured after school component consisting of homework help, math tutoring, arts & crafts, chess, dance, drumming, organized games, martial arts, wrestling and adult fitness among other activities. The program also organizes the following seasonal leagues and clinics: indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, baseball and flag football. We offer classes in tennis and swimming as well. The program runs a summer day camp featuring many of the above activities. RIYP sponsors several large community events including Roosevelt Island Day and Halloween parade and carnival.

About the organization

Roosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc PS/IS 217 Beacon Program

Charles Delfino
Executive Director