February 2011


Sony and Sixth Avenue Electronics ignite "hope for a promising future"  for YCS summer campers

with the help of John Starks and WPLJ   


YCS children present gifts February 19thVisitors flocked      to the Sixth Avenue Electronics store in Paramus for a chance to win valuable Sony products and meet former NY basketball star John Starks. Thanks to a week long promotion on WPLJ radio and the talents of DJ Race Taylor many new people were introduced to YCS and its mission. Others came to show their appreciation for the work YCS does.   

  check presentation

The event culminated with the presentation of a check to YCS President Richard  Mingoia for $30,000 by Sixth Avenue CEO Mike Temiz and Sony senior VP Paul Spitale for the  

summer camp program.  




Our congratulations to 

  Legends Award winner John  Starksjohn Starks   


 Just several days after the event at Sixth Avenue, Starks was honored by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden with the "Legends Award" for his outstanding performance on the court in the 90s.




  mother and baby    


If we are sensitive to the emotional cues of our babies we will understand what they are trying to say to us.  






"The human infant is amazingly complex and filled with abilities - and for parents of newborns, a real mystery," says Gerard Costa, Ph.D., director of the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health.  


Dr. Costa takes us step by step into the emotional lives of our babies. Learn what parents can do to promote their intellectual, social and emotional development.


Great read for grandparents,  

 family members and future parents too...Read more


art show

Our Mission:  

To partner with at-risk and special needs children, youth and young adults to build happier, healthier, more hopeful lives within families and communities.

The 2010 YCS Year in Review  

is hot off the press  

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No. Region Advisory Council invites you to

Casino Night

Saturday, April 9th

7:30 PM



For more details and to register online click here


Blossoms Postcard

 8th Annual YCS Blossoms Art Exhibit & Awards Presentation


Sunday, April 10th

3 - 5 pm

   Williams Center for the Arts

One Williams Plaza

Rutherford, NJ 07070


art show
Texas Hold 'Em Benefit

Friday, April 15th

7-11 P.M.


For all the details  or  

to register online

click here


To learn more about YCS

and find out how you can volunteer

or make a donation,

please click here