(914) 294-2575

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"Making Barrier Free Environments the Norm"

The Place To Be

Children need a strong foundation and a supplemental support system for a successful life. Along with the parents/guardians we are the "New Village"

By design since 1998 our all inclusive and barrier free program has accommodated inner city youth and children, always including those with special needs.

We provide tutoring, homework help, and child advocacy in a loving and caring environment. We take great pride in what we do and the services provided to all of our program participants. We look forward to working with you and your child as we lend a hand to the Beacon Within and brighten their future together! 

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Our Mission

To maintain a safe and loving environment.

To help our children excel academically, socially, as individuals who have a purpose,  innate strengths and gifts.

To foster and build self-esteem, help children develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and others.

To have complete inclusion and accommodation for children with special needs so all children feel seen, valued and loved. 


Call now to enroll your child  the program where they will learn, play, and thrive.

ADA, Inclusion, Down Syndrome, Childcare(914) 294-2575


About Us

The family owned center is run by three generations who care about our future. 

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Lending a Hand to the Future originally started with simply doing things on holidays for the children from shelters or group homes in the community, and it has  blossomed into our life's work.

Now, we deliver a very important message on a daily basis. It's a message that lets all the participants know they are each special in their own way. They each have individual talents and gifts with which they were born to help them attain success.

Our founders pride themselves on creating great partnerships with the parents and guardians so that they can work together to help all participants excel in academic studies, and positive social interaction with their peers. This is happening all while working to build or strenghen their sense of self. They are key factors to success and something no child will leave Lending a Hand to the Future without.

Application Forms and Documents

Please click on the appropriate link for the application or handbook. We invite you to download each document. Thank you for your interest in our mission and program.

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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(914) 294-2575

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(Extended Hours Available)

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

18 Lorraine Ave  
Mt Vernon, NY 10553
Serving Lower Westchester, New York

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