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Take a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the annual KidCare Job Hop

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!

2019-10-04T10:17:20-05:00October 4th, 2019|

Read the Saratoga Eagles’ Recreation Post

Every month, the Saratoga Eagles' Communication Club publishes their very own Recreation Post, which features interviews with fellow students and details about the month's K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programming. Check out the August 2019 edition!

2019-09-27T13:11:11-05:00September 27th, 2019|

Welcome Back Eagles! Saratoga Celebrates Back-to-School Season with a Backpack Giveaway

Saratoga's back-to-school backpacks & school supplies giveaway was a huge success. Thanks to donations from employees at Bolloré and community partners like S.C.A.L.E., there were plenty of colorful options for kids of all ages, including some of our littlest scholars from Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center. Find out how you can donate or

2019-09-16T13:57:55-05:00September 16th, 2019|

Spotlight On: Shawn Thorns

Every summer, Shawn Thorns, Director of Camp Wakonda, tells his counselors the story of one of his former campers, Brandon, who participated in HFH Summer Camps during Thorns's first year as a General Counselor in 2005. "He had behavioral issues," Thorns said of Brandon, then eight-years-old. "They wanted to send him home, but

2019-08-12T10:59:02-05:00August 12th, 2019|

Creating Community at Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day

Families experienced a memorable surprise during Saratoga’s 3rd Annual Family Safety Day on July 11 when NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Queens Borough Fire Commander Ed Baggott stopped by for a few hours in the midst of the beautiful weather and family bonding time. The annual event—a perfect blend of fun and education—features

2019-08-07T11:03:51-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Jr. Volunteers Take the Lead in Storytelling and Gardening Activity at Saratoga

Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit

2019-08-06T09:42:22-05:00August 6th, 2019|