About Cleaning Services
Bed Stuy’s Project Re-Generation’s, Inc. (PR-G) vision is to see our teens leave high school in a cap and gown with the mentality that failure is not an option. We eliminate teen idleness in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and neighboring communities by providing a safe space and opportunities for enrichment through academic achievement, personal development and paid job readiness programs. PR-G’s programming is designed to increase awareness and participation in the community, while providing youth with employment and positive learning experiences.The Need of a PR-G
By giving under-privileged teens responsibility, helping them identify their passions, and providing them with an opportunity to feel a sense of purpose, understand, and care about their own well-being and the well-being of their communities, PR-G reduces participants’ out-of-school idle time. When young people are exposed to self development workshops, positive networks, stipends, and consistent resources during out-of-school time, they are more likely to be well-rounded and learn how to enrich their use of time so it consists of fulfilling, positive and socially responsible choices.
PR-G currently operates three primary programs: Foot Soldiers, the Knicks Poetry Slam, and Community Pride Day. Of note, as a prerequisite to enrolling in PR-G’s Foot Soldiers program, prospects must provide transcripts, class agreements, report cards, teachers’ contact information and weekly (sometimes daily) class reports. PR-G’s staff has developed a series of systems and incentives that entice participants to sustain “acceptable” grades and be proficient in their responsibilities.
Below are a list of our programs:
For teens in Bed-Stuy (and similar communities), premature and reckless behavior including smoking, drinking, engaging in premature sexual activities and crime earns street respect. According to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth from Bed-Stuy are amongst the highest at risk of the 59 NYC communities to commit crimes, become victims of crimes, & become involved in risky activities from 3:00-7:00pm. NYC Department of Education dropout rates hover around 50% citywide. According to a study done by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, only 32% of students who leave high school are qualified for a four year college, Students who do not graduate high school face earn lower income and receive less opportunities. Numerous studies link teen delinquent activity and high school dropout to:
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