The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.
Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life.
While we pride ourselves on offering all of our services under one roof, The Door is also focused on impacting the lives of young people throughout the city - and the world - and, as such, has served as a model for other, similar organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Each year The Door serves 10,000 young people from all over New York City. The Door is unique in its ability to meet the complex needs of New York City’s disconnected youth. No other organization provides the range of services we do, all in one place with guaranteed confidentiality.
Now, The Door is making key knowledge gained while serving these youth available to all youth workers.