New City Kids’ mission is Loving Kids for Change: Using the arts, learning, and leading to transform the lives of urban children. New City Kids was established in 2000 in an effort to provide teen leadership development and performing arts opportunities to at-risk, low-income children and teenagers in Jersey City. New City’s vision is to walk with a child from 1st grade through college, and to be an advocate, teacher, and mentor to that child. New City aims to entice children into hope by developing in them skills, talents, and desires for their future. By surrounding them with a community of love and development, New City strives to set children on a path of life transformation that will carry them forward for the rest of their lives. To this end, New City offers several key programs: the After School Center for Academic Excellence and the Performing Arts, the Teen Life Internship Program, City Sail, and Summer Camp.