Top 3 Safe, Healthy & Free Summer Activities for New York Children and Teens

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Has Them Here

Looking for activities in New York this summer for your children and teens that are safe, healthy and free?  Catholic Charities is here to help.

Here are our top 3 choices:

1. Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Sports and Youth Programs

Many think about Catholic Charities’ sports programs when they think about CYO.  After all, more than 18,000 youth participate each year. But these parish-based youth programs supported by Catholic Charities offer more than just sports.  Thousands of children and teens also participate in activities that span from teen groups to fitness challenges, art, essay, oratorical contests and more.  Together they foster young people’s spiritual, cultural and athletic growth. 

Call us at 646-794-2065 or click here to find out more about CYO Sports and Youth Programs.


 2. NY Catholic Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Affiliated with national scouting programs, our parish-based programs are spread throughout New York.  They build character, citizenship and fitness.  They also reinforce our faith’s religious values. 

Their popularity demonstrates their success:  More than 22,000 youth participate.  More than 9,000 volunteers serve as leaders. Children and volunteers are welcome to join.

The Archdiocese of New York Catholic Committee on Scouting is a volunteer committee affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York Youth Ministry through Catholic Charities.

Visit the NY Catholic Scouts website to join or volunteer.


3. Neighborhood programs for children & teens

Too many children return from school to empty homes and the lure of the streets. At Catholic Charities, we offer an alternative: safe, high-quality programs staffed by motivated professionals and volunteers. Our programs help children pursue their strengths through academic support, sports, recreation, arts and cultural experiences.

Find safe, free  and healthy activities for children and teens