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End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"

End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"

Roosevelt Island's once flourishing Rainbow Coalition came to an end on Friday, March 2nd, with a final gathering at the Youth Center.

Brought to a harsh end by RIOC on Thursday, kids, parents and staff from the Roosevelt Island Youth Program came together for a final farewell.

"After 4 decades of service to the Roosevelt Island Community, RIYP's doors were shut on Friday March 2nd at 8 PM. Many of the Youth Program's population showed up to say, "Goodbye," to the staff and the program they loved. These youth fought hard to defend the program and it's Director Charles DeFino at two RIOC board meetings, learning a lesson about this community and its lack of respect for minority youth and values."

These photos, provided by Frank Farance, tell the story.

End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"
End of the Rainbow: RI Youth Program Says, "Goodbye!"

 

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