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Riverside Youth Programs

The Riverside Church cares about youth, who are an integral part of our community and our worship. On Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Middle and High School Youth will be involved in faith formation and strong community building with each other. They are then invited into the greater life of worship in the Nave with their families.

At least once a month, there will be an outing for the students to be able to spend additional time with each other, such as museum visits, retreats, community service, and other outings. Ultimately, the world is our canvas for teaching the youth of Riverside what it means to Belong, Believe, and Become! We have an array of exciting programming opportunities in store for the youth. To access upcoming events, please sign up for the Children, Youth & Families e-newsletter by emailing Rev. Kevin Vandiver.

A new program that Riverside is offering is D.A.P. at Riverside:

D.A.P. at Riverside on Wednesdays

We are pleased to announce D.A.P., which stands for Dance, The Arts, and Poetry, on Wednesday evenings! This new programming is designed to teach middle and high school students to engage God through the arts. Ultimately, we hope for students to have a better awareness of self and each other, and how everyone relates to God through the exploration of their gifts and interests.

D.A.P. begins September 23 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents who attend Space For Grace to come to the service, because there will be something for the children to do! Parents and students can sign up here. Space is limited. Classes are free!

Other Programs and Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities. Wonderful volunteer opportunities are available for caring adults in our many of our programs. Please contact the Children, Youth, and Families Ministry at 212.870.6828 or email Rev. Kevin Vandiver for more information.

The Riverside Hawks Youth Academic/Athletic Program
The Riverside Hawks serves more than 300 boys and girls who live primarily in the New York Metropolitan area. Founded in 1961, it is in its 42nd year and has long been nationally recognized for its success and leadership in the field of youth development. The purpose of the program is to encourage excellence in sports as a way of encouraging and advancing excellence in academics, developing constructive personal goals, achieving sound moral standards and providing an extended family to assist young people in becoming valuable contributors of their community.

 Visit the Riverside Hawks Website