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Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth Fundraiser Underway

Monies Support Youth Program

Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth Inc. (CCRY) is still raising money for their summer youth program, which has been underway since late June.

CCRY, Inc. has received support from several Roslyn High School Clubs, The Roslyn Savings Bank, JOBCO, and an anonymous donor.  Nassau County Youth Board funding will provide additional resources necessary to make this program a success.

The money raised will provide much needed support for the eight-week program, which lasts until Aug. 20. The program includes summer recreation and reading for 25 children.  The program is providing summer employment for eight Roslyn students on summer break from college, high school and middle school, ages 14 – 21.

From now until July 23 the program is coordinated with the Roslyn School District half day Academic Enrichment for students by starting the program day at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.  

Beginning July 26, the program day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. and includes weekly nutrition workshops provided by “One Potato, Two Tomato,” Pizza weekly provided by Pizza Pub II, bowling at Sheridan Lanes and several field trips including Eisenhower Park on Fridays, Green Meadow Farm, the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Museum.

“Engaging our community youth in recreational activities helps them develop leadership skills and deters their involvement in social behaviors that will endanger them.”

“Offering our community youth an opportunity to add to their life experiences expands the foundation for their hopes, dreams and aspirations,” said Janice Miles, executive director for Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth, Inc.’s, Family Life and Youth Development Program,

Donations for Summer Program 2010 will be accepted through Aug. 20.

Incorporated in 1979 by Ms. Miles, the CCRY, Inc.’s mission is to “significantly improve the academic performance, social emotional learning and to encourage the active participation of our youth in their own personal development.”

For more info on CCRY, Inc., contact Executive Director Janice Miles at 621-3419.