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.
Coaches from Super Soccer Stars have been introducing the fundamentals of soccer to kids at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center. The kids had a blast running through cones, practicing kicking, and participating in a few toddler-friendly warm-ups.
Children at Saratoga got in the back-to-school spirit during a backpack and school supplies giveaway on September 4, the day before the first day of school for New York City public school students. The back-to-school giveaway was made possible by a series of donations from several HFH partners, ranging from employees at multinational
Check out some of our highlights from September 2019!
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!
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
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
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
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