Our mission is to

support, celebrate, and empower

unaccompanied immigrant youth

as they adjust to life in New York. 

We host free English classes, painting classes, tutoring in any subject, and mentorship. We connect youth with immigration attorneys, advocates for education, mental health professionals, and doctors. We holistically assess our youth's needs and refer them to the appropriate services.

Allow us to introduce 

some of the strongest

kids on the planet…








The number of refugees in the world today is the highest it has been since World War II, and an estimated 50% of them are children. We serve children and teenagers who have survived an arduous journey without a parent or guardian to arrive in New York. They’ve left their homes to escape gang violence, death threats, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and poverty.


Learn more about what we do.


We offer youth a safe space.

We’re here to make sure they don’t give up on school.

We host English classes, art classes, and we are available to them all day, every day, ready to assist with whatever they might need.


—> Check out our current class schedule here.

Just think of all the magic that’s waiting to happen… Donate now and take credit later when our students are wildly successful diplomats, doctors, artists and entrepreneurs.


Lydia Boaz, LMSW


Lydia is a licensed social worker and an advocate for social justice. She received her M.S.W. from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She studied community organizing and child development, with a focus on traumatic experience and its effects on well-being. She is an active member of the United Nations NGO Committee on Migration and Committee on Children’s Rights, and serves on the Nominations Committee of the National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter.

Peter Boaz


Peter is an international human rights law and development professional with field experience in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His work focuses on improving access to justice in post-conflict settings and conducting human rights research, reporting, and advocacy in areas where it is needed most. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in International and Comparative Law.

Zahra Cheema, Esq.


Zahra is the founder of Cheema & Associates Law Firm in Long Island and serves as a legal consultant to the Boaz Organization for Youth. She received her J.D. from the City University of New York, and specializes in Immigration, Family and Business Law in the State of New York. She is a strong supporter of public interest organizations that empower disadvantaged communities in New York.

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