BFC is dedicated to empowering adolescents to make healthy and responsible choices leading to academic success and overall wellness. Adolescent services build on the strengths and capabilities of youth, while providing community support as they strive to reach their full potential.


  • The Zone The Zone Hanging at the Zone
  • Denim Day Denim Day In an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault, students of the Zone and Dwight Morrow High decorated jeans with slogans like "No means no," and the garments were displayed in the school's gym.
  • No means no No means no
  • The Zone Ski trip The Zone Ski trip A student of the Zone poses after a fun ride down hill.
  • Ski trip Ski trip Group pose
  • The Zone The Zone Born to be wild!


> The ZONE, a school-based youth services program located on the Dwight Morrow & Academies High School campus, provides comprehensive clinical and primary prevention programs to students. Services include, but are not limited to; individual and group counseling, tutoring, work force readiness, leadership development, health education, recreation, and a vast range of primary prevention programs. Services are free and voluntary and offered Mon- Friday 8-5pm.

> Teen Leadership Council- A program initiated by the Bergen Family Center and administered in partnership with the Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, TLC promotes service learning and leadership. Students representing the 4 Wards of Englewood and other local middle and high schools dedicate the year to developing leadership skills, while planning a county wide youth leadership conference attracting over 300 students per year.

>Facing Forward- BFC supports the implementation of Facing Forward, a program dedicated to developing character, life and leadership skills leading to academic success. The program aims to prevent juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy choice making by offering a structured leadership and recreation program. The program is available to Janis Dismus Middle School students.

For more information contact Liz Corsini, 201-862-6282



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