Adadoma Bediako, an oral storyteller, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for an interactive lesson on African folktales. The storytelling show formed a part of the children's Black History Month celebrations, which also included lessons on black inventors like Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Bediako began the lesson with a folktale
Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's
Staff at Williamsbridge took advantage of students' mid-winter recess to throw a belated Valentine's Day Party for students in Williamsbridge Recreation and Early Childhood Education Center. During school breaks, HFH K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs adjust into a full-day program to accommodate parents' schedules. The Williamsbridge Wolverines expressed universal delight at the their
Saratoga's Lego Team has advanced to the semifinals of the DYCD Youth Leggo my LEGO competition. The competition is a partnership between the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and FIRST LEGO League, an international hands-on robotics initiative. Saratoga Afterschool forms a part of DYCD's COMPASS NYC service, a network of
For the Prospect Lions, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. Weekly afterschool classes in dance, nutrition, and yoga help build off of prior lessons and form a sense of stability for students. Monthly or bi-monthly lessons in topics like health, financial literacy, and college preparation likewise form a key
A group of volunteers from Lufthansa embodied the spirit of corporate social responsibility during a visit to Saratoga Afterschool. Employees from the international airline spent the afternoon teaching students about aviation and global cultures. Saratoga Family Residence is located close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Therefore, Saratoga Afterschool provided the perfect landing
On November 21, Williamsbridge Family Services held a 'Celebrate Your Greatness' event for parents. The event featured interview tips, professional makeup artists, and a barber. Parents also participated in self-care workshops and received professionally shot LinkedIn photos. Family Services staff, volunteers, and partners at Red Lips for Change and That Suits You facilitated the event.
Throughout the month of October, families and staff have been getting into the Halloween spirit with dances, pumpkin patches, and spooky art projects. We kicked off the season by distributing Halloween costumes donated by the residents of Sleepy Hallow and Tarrytown. The towns' donation drive resulted in over 50 costumes for kids at
Our partners at KidCare kick off the 2019 school year with a Job Hop, where young people enrolled in HFH programming had the chance to chat about their dream careers with volunteers representing a wide range of fields, from teachers to electricians. Gat a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Job Hop!
The Williamsbridge Wolverines and the Prospect Lions got in the fall spirit with an apple picking field trip to Dr. Davies Farm in Congers, NY. The kids had the chance to pick their own apples, enjoy apple cider and donuts, and even go on a hay ride.