NEW! Wednesday Workshops at the Center

5 Presentations For Parents of Teens and Tweens: Wednesdays at 6:30PM

January 17th - If my kid is smart, why do I feel like something's off?

Meet Matt Lurrie, Field Manager from and find out if your child might be part of the 1 in 5 who learn and think differently. helps millions of parents with children who have learning and attention issues, empowering them to understand their children and propel them from simply coping to truly thriving.

Space is limited for this free event. Please Register Here

 February 7th- Is it too early to start thinking about college?

Best- selling author and college planning guru Andy Lockwood covers "5 Deadly College Planning Mistakes" and "How to Pay Wholesale for College" before your kids apply to their dream schools. Andy will share strategies used to gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other elite colleges, as well as little known "loopholes" and other financial techniques they implemented to qualify for generous merit scholarships and financial aid.   Andy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and regularly speaks at PTA meetings at many of NYC's specialized high schools such as Bronx Science.

Space is limited for this free event. Please Register Here


March 14th- How to properly recognize, treat and prevent sports injuries in teens and tweens

Renuka Pinto from Duffy and Bracken Physical Therapy, a division of Maiden Lane Medical, specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. Over the last two decades, Renuka has been a physical therapist for women's professional tennis players at Wimbledon, athletes at Beijing's 2008 Olympics, and now serves adults and teens at a private practice focusing on sports medicine, biomechanics, post- surgery, and sports injuries. Renuka knows how to avoid injuries in young athletes and cope with their physical stress. Pain is never okay. Please register here. 

This event is free, and reservations are encouraged, though not necessary. We will seat procrastinators and late -comers as long as there is space to do so!

April 11th -Can my kid go from surviving to thriving? Learn the 5 activities every tween & teen needs

Tired of feeling drained, frustrated and maybe a little bullied by your own kid? Tweens and teens are complicated, but their needs aren't. Join acclaimed author and psychotherapist Sean Grover for an intimate Q & A and discussion about how to add healthy habits to your family's lifestyle. When parents provide the Five Essential Needs of Adolescence, academic, emotional and social difficulties are transformed, and kids go from surviving to thriving. Sean delivers an inspiring message to parents, always infused with wisdom, humor and common sense.

Sean's parenting advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and others, as well as on his popular Psychology Today blog, which has surpassed one million readers. A TODAY SHOW guest and parenting expert on radio shows and podcasts, Sean always imparts courage and hope.

Reservations are encouraged for this free event. Reserve your seat here. (We will seat procrastinators and late-comers without tickets as space is available)

Questions about this series? Contact Camille, Deputy Director of the Downtown Community Center at