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Brunch Recognizes Youth Board Program Participants

Green Team work sites included Holocaust Center, Big Ralph Park, Living Water for Women, Glen Cove High School and Garvies Point.

The Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau hosted an awards brunch at Page One Restaurant Thursday to mark the end of its Summer Youth Employment Program, according to a city press release.

The program was divided into internships and "Green Teams," or three groups of participants who worked with the After 3 elementary school program or were on one of two work groups.

The program employed 35 youths, 19 interns and 16 Green Team members.

The work groups tended to the butterfly garden at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, cleaned up at the community garden and hand ball court at Big Ralph Park, painted a fence for the Water Department, cleaned Living Water for Women housing and maintained trails at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, among other tasks.

Interns worked with city agencies that included the Youth Bureau's Summer Camp, the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, The Glen Cove Senior Center and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

"The many young men and women in this year’s youth employment program really did an outstanding job throughout our community," said Mayor Ralph Suozzi in a statement. "They worked with and participated in so many different department and organization activities that enhance our quality of life and contribute to the general well-being of the community while they themselves build team and life skills."

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