Mayor announces ‘Fun at Home,’ new platform to engage youth in fun, safe activities
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new, free digital platform to provide safe, fun and entertaining virtual activities for New York City’s teens and young adults.
“Fun at Home” is a first-of-its-kind campaign that combines city and community resources to engage teens and young adults who are home during the coronavirus pandemic.
“These unprecedented times demand sacrifices from all New Yorkers,” says Mayor de Blasio. “As we completely change the normal way of life for our youth and ask them to remain indoors, I encourage everyone to take advantage of these virtual activities to help cope with this challenging new reality.”
Fun at Home can be found at nyc.gov or by texting “Fun” to 99743.
Fun at Home is a partnership between the Children's Cabinet, the NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, and Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, NYC Service and the Young Men's Initiative.
“The most important thing our students can do is stay home to stay safe, and I thank our partners in City government for providing resources for young people to engage with and keep their spirits high,” said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza.