At Re:LIFE Inc, we believe that the positive engagement of the mind is the precursor to achieving excellence. Our mission therefore, is to empower youth, especially those who are disconnected and at-risk, through education and entrepreneurship.

Re:LIFE Inc. works to help the youths and young adults of New York City realize their full potential. Our organization was established in April of 2010 for three reasons: to address the educational, economic and social needs of our target communities; to counteract failure; and to assist in the successful transition of our youths to a better life. We accomplish these goals through the implementation of a variety of programs all designed to empower our youth through entrepreneurship and education. All of the programs offered by Re:LIFE Inc are built around The HEROES Model for positive youth development. HEROES, is an acronym that represents Heritage, Education, Relationships, Opportunities, Entrepreneurship and Service. Our educational programs are composed of stimulating activities and materials that are organized around well-developed curricula.



Provide opportunities for youth that would lead to financial independence. Usher capable and prepared youths back into the workforce.


Positively impact youth growth and development through quality supportive education, entrepreneurship and The HEROES model for effective youth development.


Increase educational and wealth-acquisition statistics among local minorities. Create quality educational programs that trigger positive engagement, are youth friendly and rich in content


Help youth maximize potential by channeling talents, skills and passions into starting sustainable businesses. Groom youth in leadership and community service.


-Youth Poverty

Central Harlem, with 39% poverty rate is one of NYC's greatest poverty, disconnected youth and low income concentration neighborhood.

-Youth Disconnection

NYC is home to more than 220,000 disconnected youth between ages 16 and 24.

-Educational Disadvantage

79% of disconnected youth have no post-secondary education. According to NYC DOE Black and Hispanic youth have high school graduation rates of less than 50%.

-Opportunity Divide

Unemployment rates in certain low income districts like Harlem hover around the 20% mark, a huge disparity when compared to 4-5% for Whites in Upper Manhattan.