Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Want to learn how to play football from the New York Giants?
With former New York Giants like Bill Ard, Stephen Baker, Chris Calloway, Eric Dorsey, Sam Garnes and Rodney Hampton providing support, New York Giants Youth Football Camps will host 22 camp locations, including a camp in Plainview at the HANC Plainview Elementary School.
New York Giants Youth Football Camps provide non-contact instruction to kids from ages 6 to 14 years old. With professional coaches and New York Giants, kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete. All programs provide football non-contact instruction, athletic skill development, fitness and agility training.
New York Giants Youth Football Camps trained over 2,000 kids last summer. The HANC Plainview Elementary School camp will run from Monday, July 22 to Fri. July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The price is $409 through Wednesday, March 20, which includes a $40 savings. For more information, visit
www.NYGiantsCamps.com or call 877-226-9919.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.