The Glen Cove Youth Bureau recently joined one million Americans and more than 7,500 communities nationwide in “Lights on Afterschool”, a celebration of afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.
Participants from the Carol A. Sucharski Youth Center after school program and Glen Cove After 3 enjoyed an afternoon of arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, caricature art, cookie decorating, and refreshments.
Students from the Community Action Using Student Empowerment Class (C.A.U.S.E) volunteered at the event and the following community organizations and individuals sponsored the activities: Rotary Club of Glen Cove, Glen Cove Lions Club, Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, Paul Beeber, and Long Island Cares.
“Lights on Afterschool”, is a program launched in October 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring children have access to quality, and affordable afterschool programs, provides awareness to the importance of afterschool programming for children, families and communities.
The Glen Cove Youth Bureau provides afterschool programming, year round recreational activities, youth employment, mentoring and family services. For more information about the Youth Bureau contact them at 671-4600.