In a neighborhood with more than 10,000 students between the ages of 12 and 17, Graffiti 2 is revitalizing, reviving, and revolutionizing the lives of teenagers. Graffiti Serving And Leading Teenagers (G.S.A.L.T.) strengthens teens physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually by providing a nurturing environment for teenagers to grow in responsibility, develop their leadership skills, nourish healthy peer relationships, and be accountable in school and life.

Graffiti 2 encourages every teen to lead by serving. G.S.A.L.T. students mentor children in the after-school program and help with service projects around the community. Inspired by Matthew 5:13, which says, “You are the salt of the earth,” we believe just like a little salt can change food in a big way, these teens are salt in Mott Haven—revolutionizing their community.

After School

Age: 6th - 8th grade

Available: School Year

Days: Monday - Thursday

Times: 2:30pm - 5pm (5pm-6pm Target Tutoring)

Activities: Snack, Homework Help, Targeted Tutoring, Enrichment Activities, Bible Study, Servant-Leadership

Enroll: Stop by between 10am and 6pm Monday - Thursday


Age: 6th - 12th grade

Available: July - August

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Activities: Servant-Leadership, Bible Study, Community/Neighborhood Service Projects

Enroll: Stop by between 10am and 6pm Monday - Thursday

G2 Intern

The Graffiti 2 Internship Program utilizes young adults in the community who are making positive, forward movement in their life--either in high school, college, or vocational training. Graffiti 2 Interns have a high-level of leadership within the after-school program. They help teach behavior to students, assist with homework, and provide targeted tutoring to students in individualized or small-group settings.

Participation in the internship programs provides benefit to the intern as well. For their participation, Graffiti 2 Interns:

  • Learn teaching skills
  • Grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually
  • Benefit from participating in a community of encouragement and accountability
  • Grow self-satisfaction from giving back to kids and teenagers within the Mott Haven community
  • Are eligible for incentives and rewards

Age: 9th grade - college

Available: School Year

Days: Monday-Thursday (flexible schedule)

Times: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Enroll: Stop by between 10am - 6pm Monday-Thursday

Summer Youth Employment Program

Graffiti 2 partners with ASPIRA to provide summer jobs through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Youth accepted to the program join together with G2’s staff and over 100 volunteers to provide stellar summer sports and enrichment activities for children and teens in the Mott Haven neighborhood. Summer Youth benefit not only from having a minimum-wage job, but also receive training, consistent supervision and feedback, and the pleasure that comes from working with others to make a positive difference in their community.

Age: 16-24 years old

Available: Summer

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Activities: Assist with Summer Sports Camps, G2’s Summer Tots program, and G2’s Summer Kids program

Enroll: Stop by between 10am - 6pm Monday-Thursday to receive help with the application process through the NYC DYCD