School Based Youth Services

Providing Teens with Access and Opportunity

BFC is committed to supporting youth as they strive for academic excellence and overall social and emotional wellness.


The ZONE, located at Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood and Janis Dismus Middle School provides comprehensive clinical and primary prevention services to students age 12-19 years old.

Services include, but are not limited to; individual and group counseling, tutoring, work force readiness, leadership development, health education, recreation, and primary prevention programs. Services are free and voluntary and are offered Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Teen Leadership Council

TLC promotes service learning and leadership. Students representing the 4 Wards of Englewood and other local middle and high schools dedicate weekly meetings to service learning, philanthropy, and social justice. Students rely on a peer to peer model organizing annual teen conferences focusing on issues such as gender violence/equality, racism, bullying, and much more.

Raider Project

Funded with a grant from Benzel Bush this program provides mentoring and athletic coaching for Englewood Youth.

Project Speak Out

:A youth leadership program dedicated to eradicating sexual and intimate partner violence.

For More Info

For more information contact
Mariam Gerges, LCSW at 201-862-6282


Your financial contribution helps teens at our critically acclaimed program, The Zone.

We also welcome donating your time and energy as a volunteer. Find out more...