Earth Day at the Reading Program – 4/22/2015

Huge thank you to the incredible, fantastic, awesome John Kilcullen who spent the afternoon of Earth Day (4/22) with us at the reading program! He read to the students and then worked with them to plant a tree. This was a special day and we are very appreciative!

Staten Island Advance Article: Heart screening, garden dedication to honor Curtis football player Miles Kirkland-Thomas


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Frances Perkins Academy – College Preparation – April 20, 2015

We had a fantastic day at Frances Perkins Academy on Monday April 20th. We worked on finalizing the essays the students have been working on and organizing a community service project. The students are wonderful and we are proud to work with them!

H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths Love Your Block Event

Huge thank you to everyone who was part of making our Love Your Block event such a wonderful success! We want to thank:

Citizens Committee for New York City, Commanding Officer Robert Bocchino of the 120th Precinct, Officers Rios, Mazza and Magee, the officers of the 120th Precinct and the 120th Precinct Explorers, The Family of Miles KT Kirkland Thomas, Amoy Barnes, Stefanie Gutierrez and Partnerships for Parks, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Christine Johnson, Vincent Gragnani, CM Debi Rose and her entire staff, Leticia Lucero and The Staten Island Youth Justice Center, William Terry, Vinny Gerardi and Gerardi’s Farmer’s Market, Tom Dowd, Bill Lyons and the Staten Island Advance and all of our other volunteers, friends and partners.

To see the article in the SI Advance about the event, please click here:

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Staten Island Advance Article: Island youth spruce, clean and dedicate garden to a fallen friend



Upcoming gardening projects in Staten Island


Lt. Lia Playground – Upcoming Volunteer Days

Please click on the link below to register:








Leave a story or message about Officer Bruce Reynolds for presentation at upcoming Community Board Meeting

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H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths will be attending the April 28th Community Board 12 (Manhattan) Meeting and we need your help. The Traffic and Transportation Committee of the Community Board has approved a resolution for a street co-named for Officer Bruce Reynolds. We will be putting together a book of remembrances regarding Port Authority Police Officer Bruce Reynolds to present to the Community Board and we would like your comments, thoughts or memories of him. You can leave a reply below on this blog post or send an email to by April 25th and we will place your comments in the book for presentation to the Community Board.

Thank you for all of your help! H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths.

Listen Closely/HEALTH for Youths IOBY Project and Concert Series

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Please click on the link below for details!

SYEP Application Deadline EXTENDED to April 24th



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