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Bronx Sites Go Back to School with Old Navy

Students at the HFH family residences in the Bronx geared up for the new school year with the help of Old Navy, which has been teaming up with HFH since 2017. Seven local stores throughout the Bronx and Westchester provided a generous donation of backpacks and other essentials including notebooks, rulers, pencil cases, hand

2021-09-23T11:05:44-05:00September 23rd, 2021|

Allie’s Gators Meet New Animals

Allie’s Place Afterschool & Recreation received a visit from a few special guests to help celebrate the end of Summer Day Camp. Students learned about the cute creatures The Nature Company brought to the classroom. A bunny rabbit, box turtle, two hermit crabs, and a corn snake were all in attendance.

2021-08-30T09:52:06-05:00August 30th, 2021|

Summer Olympics: Saratoga Afterschool Edition

The Tokyo Olympic Games may be over, but Saratoga Afterschool is just getting started with their very own Olympics. Held in mid-August as part of their summer day camp, the students were split into two teams—green and red—with captains appointed on each team to lead, encourage team spirit, and guide their younger teammates.

2021-08-25T08:03:56-05:00August 24th, 2021|

Celebrating Summer with Food Truck Fun

This summer, HFH collaborator, KidCare helped us create events with taco, waffle, and ice cream food trucks and hands-on activities at each HFH family residence providing opportunities for families to celebrate the summer, enjoy a festive meal, and have fun together. “Saratoga’s Summer Slam” was escalated to a whole new level by the Birria

2021-08-25T11:24:31-05:00August 13th, 2021|

Spotlight On: Heidy Mendez

When Heidy Mendez isn’t designing curricula, chaperoning field trips, or leading activities at Prospect Afterschool, she loves to go on road trips and spend time with her family. “Family time is one of my biggest priorities,” said Mendez. “I have a sister who’s away in school and a lot of cousins who are teenagers and

2021-07-06T14:11:22-05:00July 6th, 2021|

Allie’s Place Afterschool Students Create Long-Lasting Mascot

After much brainstorming, collaboration, and collective creativity, Allie’s Place K-12 Afterschool & Recreation has their mascot. Staff and students alike are thrilled about having a welcoming alligator as their mascot and becoming “Allie’s Gators.” The student group, ranging in age from 5 to 16, came up with the idea of the alligator and 13-year-old Victoria

2021-06-09T10:06:21-05:00June 9th, 2021|

Local Kids Living at Bronx Shelter Participate in “Valentine’s Day Love & Gratitude Card Contest” Hosted by Community Leaders

While Mother’s Day sets aside one special day to celebrate moms, we know how important moms are every day of the year. Here’s a little throwback to an amazing Valentine’s Day-themed ode to moms at our Allie’s Place Family Residence from February 2021. The “Valentine’s Day Love & Gratitude Card Contest” gave children

2021-05-21T15:37:05-05:00May 21st, 2021|

Youth at Saratoga Offer Advice for NYC’s Next Mayor

Students in Saratoga's after-school and recreation program have been spending time not only thinking about what they want their after-school and recreation space to look like (See youth-council-presents-vision-for-new-teen-lounge) but also have been busy talking about what it means to be a leader at the City level. They offer up some insightful advice to candidates

2021-05-13T14:46:17-05:00May 13th, 2021|

Youth Council Presents Vision for New Teen Lounge

Students on the Youth Council at HFH’s Saratoga Family Residence conducted a presentation via Zoom outlining their proposal for a new Teen Lounge to a group including longtime HFH collaborator, KidCare, Saratoga and HFH administration, program, and communications staff.

2021-05-10T09:05:59-05:00May 10th, 2021|
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