Current Newsletter



Volume 7 - Issue 5

Back to School 2019: Happenings at the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau







Please Help...

Protect Our Shoreline Bluffs

A s a FAMILY!


Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club's

Protect the Bluffs Initiative

Family Color Walk/Run


October 19, 2019

Rain Date - October 20th


**Register By 9/20/19**


**S tudent Community Service Credit

provided for participants


Check-in in - 8:00-9:00 AM

9:30 AM - Walk/Run starts


William T. Rogers Middle School to Kings Park Bluff

and back to William T. Rogers Middle School

( 1/2 route option available for families )


Join the fun with your family and friends!

Music - Food Trucks - Sponsor Givaways!


Click here to Register now as an individual or family in the Protect the Bluffs Color Walk/Run 



Family Friendly / Family-Priced


Adults: $20

Youth (13 & under): $10

Family of four: $50



Includes : Protect the Bluffs drawstring bag; t-shirt; wristband;

sunglasses; bandanna; color powder & more.

Sponsorships available for businesses


Town of Smithtown

Youth & Community Alliance

3rd Annual Pizza Box Tops Project... A huge success!






On August 16th, student volunteers from throughout the township participated in the annual Town of Smithtown Youth &

Community Alliance " Pizza Box Top Project." This a youth empowerment initiative to change adult attitudes about selling and providing alcohol to minors.


The student volunteers placed approximately 1,200 prevention messaging stickers on pizza boxes and take out bags from the following pizzerias; Gino's Pizza in Kings Park, MeMa's in Commack, Monte's in Smithtown, Branchinelli's; and Three Bambino's in Hauppauge. Participating Pizzerias are recognized for their desire to combat the buying of alcohol to minors and we want to showcase these businesses as partners in this effort.


For more information about these and future youth empowerment programs, contact Kelly DeVito at Smithtown Horizons Counseling & Education Cener or Stacey Sanders at the Smithtown Youth Bureau.



Youth Bureau's Successful Summer Programs







Feelings and Friendships Program

For the second summer in a row, elementary school aged students participated in "Feelings and Friendships," a program designed to increase social skills. This three week interactive program included games that focused on resiliency, problem solving, and assertiveness skills.


This program was held in the Horizons Center Community Room, AND we had the opportunity to bring the program to campers at BEST Learning Center in Hauppauge.



High School Study Skills


For the third summer in a row, the Youth Bureau offered a High School Study Skills Boot Camp!


High School students learned advanced note-taking; time management; and useful study apps, in this interactive program!


This program can also be offered in High Schools and Middle Schools throughout the school year, please contact Cynthia Grimley for more information.


Middle School Readiness


Students getting ready to enter Middle School in September benefited from this popular new Youth Bureau program.


Students practiced using an agenda; organizing a backpack; and learning to quickly open a combination lock... all in preparation for entering Middle School this year. Participants had many questions about beginning in a new school, and had a lot of fun preparing together.



Some Additional Summer 2019 Youth Bureau Programs included:


*Annual Summer Bash - Pizza & Pool Night


Collaborative Horizons Counseling & Education Center Programs...

*Too Good For Drugs - Substance Abuse Prevention

*Social/Emotional Skills Programming - Team Building


PLUS...


*Assisted with Rotary of Smithtown/ Horizons Counseling & Education/ WellLife Network... Dr. Stephen Dewey

Community education presentation: Effects of Addictive Substances on the Brain"



Upcoming Programs - at a Middle School near YOU!


The Youth Bureau will again be offering TWO popular programs during the school year at all Middle Schools throughout Smithtown Township (including school districts: Smithtown, Kings Park, Commack & Hauppauge).


Babysitting/Employment Readiness Program: This 4 week engaging program prepares participants to become safe, confident babysitters! Students enjoy hands on activities with our RealCare Babies .


Middle School Study Skills Program: This program focuses on note-taking techniques; organizational strategies; time management; and useful study skills apps.


If you would like to schedule one/both of these programs at your Middle School, please contact - Karen Aldrich


If you would like to register your child for one/both of these programs, please contact the main office at your Middle School.



Public Service Announcement Creation NOW UNDERWAY!

Student Actors NEEDED!




Attention: Local High School and Middle School students...



We are currently writing and taping a Town Public Service Announcement!


PLEASE Pass on the Word!!!


If you or a student you know would be interested in joining this fun community service activity as an actor or an "extra" please contact Stacey Sanders






Stand Up For Homeless Event

August 2019


The Smithtown Youth Bureau and Horizons Counseling and Education Center participated in the 12th annual Stand up For Homeless Event at Suffolk County Community College on August 28th. The Youth Bureau donated backpacks stocked with school supplies, and Horizons donated diapers, baby wipes, and baby food.


Homeless individuals and families were provided transportation by bus to take advantage of this wonderful resource fair. This event is presented by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to provide assistance and support services to Suffolk County residents in need.


The RETURN of Town of Smithtown Recreation Department's


"Parents' Night Out" Programs!!!

Different FUN Themes for Each Event



Like Working With Small Children? High School Volunteers NEEDED!!!

***Need Community Service Hours (3 Hours credit provided)***



ALL Friday Parents' Night Out Programs...

 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Nesconset Elementary School, 29 Gibbs Pond Rd, Nesconset



High School student volunteers needed to...

Help Supervise Small children

Gym Activities - Movie - Arts & Crafts!


Pizza Dinner provided for Volunteers!!! This is a fun, safe, supervised program!


These Fun Volunteer Slots will FILL Quickly!!!

If Interested Please Register  Immediately!

Teachers & Club Advisers PLEASE pass Info. on to Students!!!



Registration for this ongoing program is JUST starting!

Here are the first TWO Dates ....Future dates/registration announced SOON!!!


Click on  Registration Links Below  to Register:

(Your CAN register & volunteer at more than one event)


High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on Friday November 8, 2019:

Register Here for 11/8/19 Parents' Night Out



High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on Friday November 22, 2019:

Register Here for 11/22/19 Parents' Night Out



Contact us for more information: Karen Aldrich

Students... Join the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau

Volunteer Corps




Join the  hundreds  of Other Local

Youth and Families as registered... 

Town of Smithtown Volunteer Corps Members


Apply   here   to become a

Smithtown Youth Bureau

Volunteer Corps member!


Get  Early Notification  about

Community Service Opportunities

&

Fun Family Programs


Continue reading  here   for more information.


Does your group/agency

Need Volunteers? 


The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau

promotes volunteerism and fosters

positive social and leadership opportunities for

youth and families

throughout the township.


The Youth Bureau is interested in   partnering with local groups and organizations  to promote volunteer opportunities for youth and families in the community.


Partner Agency Program Application


For more information - click  here


161 E. Main Street 

Smithtown, NY 11787


Phone: (631) 360-7595

Fax: (631) 360-7687


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