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To Sesame Flyers International Third Annual Scholarship Awards Gala
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
– C.G. Jung
Sesame Flyers International, Inc. is a community-based,
non-profit organization founded in 1983 that provides a wide range
of services and activities for children, youth and families. The
Sesame Flyers family consists of staff, volunteers and a strong
membership base who are all dedicated to empowering young people to
achieve their goals and improve the quality of life in the
For over a quarter century, residents of East Flatbush and Canarsie
have relied on Sesame Flyers International for a variety of year
round programs that preserve culture, tradition and values and we
have delivered. This year over 7,000 individuals will come through
our doors in search of some form of assistance. Whether it’s
tutoring young students, providing safe and nurturing spaces for
children to play during the summer, organizing youth led community
service activities, job readiness programs, providing case
management and counseling for families in crisis, giving adult
learners access to GED programs and computer technology, or
celebrating the rich traditions of the Caribbean Diaspora, there are
few aspects of community life that Sesame Flyers does not touch.
As twelve time winners of the Large Band category in the West Indian
American Labor Day Parade, Sesame Flyers International, Inc. is
extremely active and visible in the Caribbean community. Throughout
previous years, the West Indian American Labor Day Carnival has
drawn over 3.5 million spectators. Also a source of pride is Sesame
Flyers’ part in World Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
exhibit featuring the many cultures of the borough, where visitors
can visit the Sesame Flyers Mas display room and are invited to
learn about the culture.
To provide a range of youth development, cultural, social welfare
and supportive services to individuals and families residing in
Brooklyn, New York.
Sesame Flyers will define itself as a leader among its peers, its
community, and its stakeholders for programs that cultivate emerging
youth leaders, authentic cultural experiences and innovative
Love a kid today and every day
Beacon Community Centers
Sesame's two school based Beacon Community Centers (one in
Canarsie and the other in East Flastbush) offer educational and
recreational programs for school aged youth as well as GED
programs, job placement and computer classes for older youth and
After School Program
Sesame provides a safe, nurturing environment, educational
support, enrichment, recreation, cultural arts, and career
readiness activities for 700 elementary, middle and high school
students annually through the city funded Out Of School Time
The SFI Cultural Dance Company fosters request from ethnic
differences and promotes the benefits of team work and physical
Steel Pan Orchestra
The Steel Pan Orchestra combines music education, children art
and educational enrichment. Known as the Ambassadors of
Sesame Flyers International, the Orchestra provides concerts and
performances at venues throughout the city.
Center For Family Support
This is a comprehensive family counseling center that offers
nurturing, supportive and caring environment where families can
work together to improve their relationships and their lives
through counseling and intensive case management.
Sports and Physical Activity
We provide a year round aerobics program to encourage community
members of all ages to lead healthy lives through exercise.
Above and Make A Donation
Awards Gala Sponsors