The young are the future of society, but they are also very much its present. Around half of the world’s inhabitants are under the age of 20. As evidence from statistics and the experience of youth-serving NGOs show, adolescents who are healthy are better equipped to contribute to their communities as young citizens despite the major shifts occurring in the world they are about to inherit.  The Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports through RICCD is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

Our 2017 annual calendar and recreational programs will be posted shortly.  For more questions contact