Adolescent 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 provides comprehensive clinical and primary prevention services to students age 13-19 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.

Middle School Program

With lead gifts from the Naida Wharton Foundation, the Tedesco Family Foundation and the Keith V. Kiernan Foundation, as well as many others, young people in grades 6 to 8 are in a daily after school and summer enriching environment. They receive youth development, academic support, art, dance and music lessons, cooking with daily hot meals, and leadership training.

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, supported by Women United in Philantrhopy 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...