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The New York Institute’s Residential Program provides a home-like atmosphere while the students reside at school Monday through Friday. Students from the Schermerhorn and Van Cleve programs live in dormitories and interact with supportive and knowledgeable staff.

This summer, the residents have been kept busy with activities on campus and with trips to off-campus centers. On campus, the residents have access to our pool, gymnasium and a variety of recreational games and activities supervised by recreation therapists.

Off campus, we plan for a wide variety of experiences that keep the students entertained and having fun while learning new leisure skills. The residents have canoed down the Bronx River and are a frequent visitor to a local rock wall.

At NYI, we utilize recreation and other activity based interventions to address the needs of our students as a means to psychological and physical health.

Photographer: Frances Mclaughlin

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