Happy Veterans Day!


TELL at Markham Gardens Reading Program continues!


College Preparation Workshop at Columbia University – 11/16


Tree Stewardship Day and Documentary Filming!




We had a fantastic day doing tree stewardship and participating in the taping of the documentary Hometown Habitat #HometownHabitat by award-winning filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman. HUGE thank you to our regular participants Rosa and William, A & S pizza, the office of Debi Rose for spreading the word, the fantastic Stefanie Gutierrez and Partnerships for Parks for the extra bulb donations, Patti Newman of Curtis HS and all the other that participated and especially the college students from College of Staten Island who pitched in to help! We will keep you updated on the documentary so stay tuned and check out the film’s website: http://themeadowproject.com/

College Readiness Program THIS Weekend with Columbia University

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H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths’ It’s My Park Day, NYRP’s Fall Fest and Reading Program




HUGE thank you to everyone that participated in our “It’s My Park Day” Event! Thank you to Peter Kostmayer and everyone at Citizens Committee for New York City, Curtis High School and the Football Team and Cheerleaders, Staten Island Youth Justice Center and the students’ wonderful families, Stefanie Gutierrez and Partnerships for Parks, 120th Precinct and their officers, A&C Superette and Salumeria, The Kirkland-Thomas Family, The Staten Island Advance´╗┐, Jackie and her team at The Big House Group, Students Rosa Rios and William Terry and of course, Nene the dog!

For pictures, check out our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/health4youths

You can see a wonderful write-up of the event courtesy of the SI Advance: http://photos.silive.com/4499/gallery/health_of_youths_help_with_a_c/index.html#/0

We also had a great day on Thursday at the NYRP Fall Fest! Big thank you to the wonderful Danica Doroski for inviting us to participate! We were the pumpkin seed roasting station. Attached is a picture of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez stopping by our station!

Finally, we were honored to have the family of student Miles Kirkland volunteer at the reading program this week. They’re a wonderful family and we are glad to know them and have them participate in our programming!

We’re Planting Daffodil Bulbs this fall – come join us!

Did you know the daffodil is the official flower of New York?
Come join us! Click on the link below!


Spring daffodils

Our co-founder Heather Butts has a book coming out!

Please click on the links below and check it out!!

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It’s My Park Day – Saturday October 25, 2014 – 10AM – Please Join US!


Please click on the link below to register and join us! There will be lunch and giveaways and lots of fun!


Upcoming Event at Sherman’s Creek – We’re roasting pumpkin seeds!



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