Business Initiatives

OYM Café

Location: 639 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dessert Night: Tuesdays 7p-9p

Opened in 2001 and renovated in 2010, the On Your Mark Café is operated by On Your Mark individuals who are supervised by staff. All proceeds are reinvested to help fund On Your Mark’s programs.

Come dine at our neighborhood café serving breakfast and lunch all day as well as, some of the finest homemade soups and baked goods.  While working in the Café, On Your Mark provides individuals with vocational training in order to teach the skill sets required of a Waiter/Waitress, Dishwasher, Griller, Preparer, Baker and Maintenance Worker.

On Tuesdays, the Café hosts Dessert Night, where we offer desserts, coffee, Karaoke, and a great atmosphere to socialize with others.  Dessert Night is open to all agencies giving patrons a great place to meet others within the community.

Please come in and visit us!

Have A Question?
For more information, please email us or call (718) 720-9233, ext. 5007 or dial directly (718) 981-8100

On Your Mark Chocolatiers

Location: 639 Forest Avenue

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday 2 pm to 7 pm, and Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm.

On Your Mark Chocolatiers was developed after a year of skill acquisition and product development.  After many trainings and chocolate classes we learned the necessary chocolatier techniques and modified them to create meaningful jobs opportunities for individuals with disabilities in conjunction with producing high quality confections.

OYM Chocolatiers features handcrafted milk, dark, and vanilla bean white chocolate in a winding array of products including barks, bars, truffles, chocolate covered goods, and seasonal specials.

Our individuals and staff take pride in every step of the process from production to packaging as well as, excellent customer service.  Whether it’s a walk-in or custom order, we’re delighted to work with you!

On Your Mark Chocolatiers hours of operation:
Wed-Sat: 12p-5pm

For more information call (718) 981-8100 or email us at

Novel-Tees by On Your Mark

Location: 130 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

From design to production, Novel-Tees offers everything you need to create a unique and high-quality custom product. We offer a wide variety of garments, including several brands of tees, hoodies, bags, novelty and promotional Items. We can produce personalized products for men, women, children and babies.

Novel-Tees’ mission is to provide supportive services and job opportunities to individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Our employees are gaining valuable work experience in screen printing and direct to garment printing in addition developing on-the job skills, perfecting performance, and creating lasting friendships.

For more information, or to request a quote, please visit our full site at or e-mail us at (we’ll also have a clickable logo here)

Exceptional Creations

Location: 120 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
917-831-4998 ext. 5221
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM to 3 PM

Exceptional Creations is an innovative business well-versed in creating unique crafts, seasonal decor, and life-like flower arrangements, as well as offering lush plants, and a full line of all-natural bath and body products.

Our mission is to provide supportive services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime.

At Exceptional Creations, our individuals learn effective work ethics and job skills that can be used for future employment within the general public.  In addition to skill acquisition, our individuals also gain a feeling of self-fulfillment and purpose.

For more information, please e-mail us or visit our full at (we’ll also have a clickable logo here)

OYM Vending Services

On Your Mark provides vending services offering a full line of Coca-Cola products tailored to the needs of the customer or location.  All active machines are fully maintained by On Your Mark including re-stocking and repairs.   

While working with Vending Services the participants learn effective professional work ethics and skills through the tasks of vending machine management including travel, stocking inventory, money management and interpersonal skills.

We currently offer vending services at various locations including office buildings, parks department sites, private business and facilities, and we’re always seeking new partnership opportunities.

For more information contact:
 Joe Gori
718-720-9233 x5202

OYM Snack Zone

Location: Staten Island Children’s Museum
Days: Tuesday – Friday
Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Our Day Habilitation Program offers opportunities for community involvement and service. One of our sites is on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center known as the OYM Snack Zone, located at the Staten Island Children’s Museum. The public enjoys frequenting the Snack Zone due to the outstanding customer service, moderate prices and appetizing specialties.


At the Snack Zone our participants are assigned various responsibilities in order to effectively serve the public. They learn to prepare salads, wraps, coffee, hotdogs, baked goods, and various specials, maintain the premises, and provide excellent customer service. Staff enhance their skills in areas of customer and food service while providing schedules and instructional support in order to develop a successful business.


Have A Question?

For more information, please email us or call (718) 273-2060, ext. 132.