At the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, youth are central to our work of building safer and healthier neighborhoods. Youth Programs staff engage young people through school and community-based workshops, internships opportunities, and on-site programming during the school year and summer months.

The two core programs which take place at Mediation Center offices are Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) and Justice Community Plus (JCP). These initiatives focus on leadership development, social justice and media literacy, anti-violence, community mobilization, social-emotional learning, and college and career readiness. To learn more, make a media request, or inquire about bringing Youth Programs activities to your school or community group, email for more information or call 718-773-6886.

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YO S.O.S. is currently recruiting for the Oct 2018 – June 2019 cycle. The program is open to high school age youth who live or go to school in Brooklyn and are available during program hours for the full time period. To read more and apply to YO S.O.S., go HERE.

Justice Community Plus is currently recruiting for the July-August summer cycle. The program is open to young people ages 16-29 who live in Crown Heights or Bed-Stuy and meet additional program criteria. To apply to JCP, click HERE.