7th Annual Blossoms Art
Exhibit Opening& Awards
Saturday, May 1st10 am - noonAwards ceremony at 11:30.
Fore the Kids
Monday, June 7th
Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club
Hot off the Press!|
Dr. Gerard Costa Demistifies Babies'
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
A 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.
The 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 Rotaryhosts 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 Maria Rini, the Ridgefield Park/Bogota rotary enlisted the help of more than a dozen local businesses, colleges and civil servants. 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 aroundwith 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.
Our 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.In 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.