Please click on the link below to read more: http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/08/gardening-as-an-alternative-to-juvenile-detention/497465/
Proud of the relationship HEALTH for Youths has developed with Perth Amboy, NJ. Huge thank you to Fire Chief Pitre, Kenny Ortiz of the Rec Department and Mayor Wilda Diaz for the family day invitation and citation. Through various projects and programs such as the very successful reading program at Harbortown, we have been able to do impactful work with Perth Amboy youth and, we hope, make an difference. Looking forward to more programming in the fall!
Great It’s My Park Day event on 8/21! Fun times in the HEALTH for Youths’ Community Garden
Honored to help beautify the memorial in front of @NYPD122Pct by removing weeds and adding mulch today during our It’s My Park Day event. This memorial is dedicated to members of the Staten Island Emergency Services and Highway Patrol that made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service.
Yesterday was a busy day! It was the last official day for most of our Summer Youth Employment Program students. We had a big day at the Skyline Garden. The NYPD Youth Police Academy brought dozens of students to help in the garden. The Muslim Sisters of Staten Island donated a tree for the garden. Later in the day we had a wonderful visit at our Harbortown, NJ reading program from our partner, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz and the story about our students being Staten Islanders of the Week ran on NY1.
Pictures are below! Not to worry we have lots of programming left for the summer. Don’t forget our movie night on Tuesday at Westervelt Community Garden. Finding Nemo at 7:55
And It’s My Park Day tomorrow at the 122nd Precinct. Details are below!
Heather Butts, HEALTH for Youths.
Our SYEP students did a great job today 8/8 taking care of the trees in front of Staten Island Yankees through weeding, removing trash and adding mulch. 8/8. They also did the same thing to the four garden beds in front of the 120th Precinct. Very proud of them!