Youth in the Rockaways, Queens reveal that they have an ever-present fear for their physical safety. The 50 young people we spoke with report maintaining constant vigilance when they are outside and staying indoors most of the time as strategies for staying safe. They experience a dearth of local activities for youth and express a desire for sports, arts, and financial literacy programming; school support; fun field trips; and spaces to learn about and discuss social issues like systemic racism. They advise organizations wanting to reach them to remember they cannot safely move through different housing developments and should therefore offer programming in multiple locations or provide transportation. Findings from these conversations will inform future programming at the Queens Community Justice Center: the Rockaways.