Who We Are

Next STEPS is a transformative mentoring intervention intended for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who live in or near the NYC Housing Authority’s Butler and Patterson developments. The program offers group and one-on-one mentoring that includes traditional approaches of companionship, confidence-building, and academic, social, and career guidance, along with leadership development and support.

What We Offer

The Osborne Association’s Next STEPS works with you to identify and reach your goals by pairing you with a committed mentor. Osborne’s mentors are passionate about motivating you and strengthening your leadership and life skills. In addition to a personal mentor, you’ll be connected to resources to enhance your education, employment, relationships or family, and leadership skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn up to $1200 for completing the program!

  • Trainings: OSHA 10 and permit classes
  • Preparation for the High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC)
  • Internship and employment opportunities
  • Free meals provided at each meeting!
  • Meets twice a week on Monday & Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Mentors who are available for support, advice and guidance

Contact Us

  • Next STEPS is open to all 16-24 year olds who live in or near the Butler or Patterson NYCHA Housing Complex.
  • Bring valid ID: social security card, birth certificate, passport, citizen card of NYS ID or driver’s license

Please contact us for referrals or to make an appointment:

Arabia Veggacado
Team Leader
917-617-5193