Our student base is comprised of youth living in New York City’s Brooklyn community of Flatbush and adjacent neighborhoods. Comprised of diverse backgrounds, Ifetayo serves a population that includes African Americans as well as immigrant families from the Caribbean, Africa and South America. Yet, they hold in common a desire to learn about their heritage and history.
To develop the interpersonal, educational and professional skills that will equip youth and families to follow pathways for greater success and achievement.
Ifetayo aims to fully develop our students in a nurturing environment of unconditional love, acceptance, and understanding. We provide an environment that fosters an honest exchange of thoughts and perceptions of a world fraught with challenges and obstacles to positive decision-making.
Our organization presents young women and men with alternative ways of redefining their beliefs, and offers a wide range of options to help them reach their full potential. This approach has generated some of our most outstanding successes as we continue to develop programs and provide services to youth in Flatbush and surrounding communities.
In the African tradition, we embrace all of our children and families by welcoming them to a place where they can explore the “what if’s” with faculty and staff who are dedicated to their well-being.