YCS         E-News: Springing into the season                with many exciting  events

March 30, 2010

Mike, 12, Painting

 7th Annual Blossoms Art
 Exhibit Opening& Awards
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Saturday, May 1st
10 am - noon
Awards ceremony at 11:30

9th Annual
Fore the Kids
Golf Invitational
Monday, June 7th
  Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club
Click here for details

Casino Night
Saturday, June 12th
Temple Sinai, Tenafly

June 14th - 18th
Ramapo College
See the athletes in action

Hot off the Press!

Inside YCS
   Working side by side
                            in 2009

 ...Moving forward together
                            in 2010

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Dr. Gerard Costa Demistifies Babies' Emotional Lives
in new video

Dr. Gerard Costa, Director of the YCS Institute for Infant & Preschool Mental Health, explains the emotional lives of babies, how they communicate and their unique personalities. 

This intriguing and informative video is created by babybites.com - a new interactive website for "moms and expectant moms."  


Children in our residences can look forward to lots of fun at summer camp thanks to
Sixth Avenue Electronics and Sony

check presentationA month long marketing campaign
co-sponsored by  Sony Electronics, Inc. and Sixth Avenue Electronics culminated with the presentation of a generous check for YCS summer camp by Mike Temitz, president of Sixth Avenue Electronics and Paul Spitale, Sony senior vice president, to  Richard Mingoia, YCS president at Sixth Avenue's Paramus store.

BArry CofieldThe campaign kicked off with a special appearance by  NY Giant's Barry Cofield to the store in mid February.  Visitors lined up for the opportunity to take a photo with the defensive tackle and get his autograph They were also given a postcard with information about YCS. 

Sony and Sixth Avenue ensured the success of the promotion with an advertising campaign that reached five million people in print, internet and radio ads. 

"We have never had this level of media exposure before and it's exciting to think that so many new people have been introduced to YCS," said Ruthie Harper, YCS co-executive director.  "For 10 years Sony has been an ardent supporter of our children.  We are so grateful that they have brought the Sixth Avenue family on board and look forward to bringing everybody up to camp to share a day with the children."

Ridgefield Park/Bogota RotaryPaterson Police Dept.
hosts  Career Day Fair for students at YCS Fort Lee Education Center

For the past two years, Rotarians have been providing students with career literacy training.  This year, under the leadership of career dayMaria Rini, the Ridgefield Park/Bogota rotary enlisted the help of more than a dozen local businesses, colleges and civil servants.

career day
At each booth,   students were greeted by representatives eager to discuss their area of expertise and the possibilities of employment available to the students upon graduation.

It was a feel good day all around
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with  students and guests enjoying
 the dialog.  "We hope that we were
 able to assist the students focus on
 their life goals and consider some
of the work options available to them," said Rini.

Ourtalent show winner children take to the stage & show us their talents & their hearts

For  weeks, children and teens in our southern region residential programs prepared for the  5th Annual Ball of Stars Talent Show at the Sawtelle Learning Center in Collingswood. They memorized song lyrics, choreographed their own dances, and recited original poetry. Their performances reflected their hard work and pride. "Every year it just keeps getting better and better," said Leslie Haddock Allen, event coordinator.

bake saleIn the northern part of the state, our children took to a different  kind of stage and performed acts of kindness as they  found ways to raise money to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Children at Holley Center organized a Haitian Relief Bake Sale and the students at Independence High held a Candlelight Vigil for Haiti.  The money they raised from selling baked goods and candles was donated to the Yele Haiti Foundation.