Teaching Brooklyn youth of today the time-honored skills of yesterday.
Do you remember growing up in a neighborhood where you felt safe and your friends and neighbors were an extension of family? We do.
Do you remember rites of passages such as landing that first after-school or summer job, passing your driver's permit test, opening a bank account or graduating high school eager to go off to college or start working? We do.
Unfortunately for many teens growing up today, the very street that once offered a strong sense of community and security to generations before can now be the direct source of negative influences.
Thompson Drive strives to provide that sense of camaraderie to Coney Island teenagers while providing them with the resources needed as they prepare for a successful transition to adulthood.