"You learn martial arts, and courage to not be afraid." ABC's Youth Services - Krav Maga Program has been selected to present at Future Now! on May 21st at St. John’s University. Check out our kids in action!
ABC thanks the Keith Haring Foundation for making our school bright and joyful!
This week, ABC—introduced as a gold-standard child welfare advocate—was thrilled to participate in a convening of leaders in the child welfare sector hosted by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, the Sirus Fund, and the Center for New York City Affairs, and moderated by Errol Louis, Political Anchor NY1 News and host of The Road to City Hall. As a panelist, ABC’s Dr. Eri Noguchi highlighted the significant positive impact of evidence-based models in child welfare, providing a framework for both staff and families to understand and work toward shared goals. Dr. Noguchi also emphasized the importance of building a robust system of primary prevention among frontline staff and investing in a stable, highly-trained child welfare workforce. A video of the full convening can be found here, with the panel featuring ABC beginning at 2:17:20.
This week, twenty-seven Danish representatives from various organizations including the Danish Ministry of Education, Red Cross, Danish Refugee Council, and public and private schools visited ABC to learn about the organization’s strategies for program quality assurance and impact evaluation. ABC’s leadership shared details on our quality control protocols and the challenges and merits of creating an organization-wide culture of data-informed planning. ABC was thrilled to host the group’s annual visit and share best practices with our partners from across the globe.
On Thursdays, four to six police officers from the 25th precinct visit ABC for a day of fun activities with our kids, from dancing in ballet class to cooking pumpkin donuts and reading to us sweet story books. Their visits—which our children love—help bridge the gap between police officers and youth, removing the negative misconception that kids may have towards police officers.