Hope For Youth


31st of October 2017

Heroes For Hope Gala 2017

A lot of hard work, preparation and most importantly love, went into this year’s Heroes For Hope Gala. The Hope For Youth Fundraiser took place on October 26th at the Coral House in Baldwin, NY which was beautifully decorated with accents…

3rd of October 2017

Spirit Sky Drum

The banging of drums was heard all throughout Hope For Youth on September 20th as staff and youth gathered for a drumming class led by George Schultze’s school, Spirit Sky Drum. The particular class being held was called “Recovery Rhythms”, which is designed to help people with emotional trauma…

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Wendys Wonderful Kids is an adoption program through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  They have implemented a child focused recruitment model that focuses on the youth in care to find them a forever home. The role of the WWK Recruiter is  to work individually with…

26th of September 2017

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

On September 20th friendly hellos and conversations were had amongst foster parents and Hope For Youth employees as they gathered for yet another important training class. Although the topic discussed was a very sad reality that is occurring in America at alarming rates, it was imperative that both foster…

18th of August 2017

Rebuilding Together Long Island

Rebuilding Together Long Island‘s Mission is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities. With the help of  banks, corporations, foundations, community organizations, individuals, and religious organizations they provide repairs to over 2,500 low-income homeowners at a pace of over 120 projects annually within Nassau and Suffolk.

This summer Rebuilding Together Long…

3rd of August 2017

Summer Fun at The Recreation Program

Check out some of our residents shooting hoops and getting active! A major part of normal adolescent development is the opportunity for young people to participate in structured and unstructured appropriate recreation activities.

The Recreation Program at Hope For Youth is a way for youth and staff to connect in…

Prevention Program at Lindenhurst Summer Camp

Our Prevention Specialists are off from presenting their “Too Good For Drugs” curriculum in the Town of Babylon School District for the summer but they are very busy presenting the program to summer camps all across Long Island! They are working on implementing strategies to raise awareness of drug…

The Youth Shelter Program’s Backyard Keeps Growing!

Last year Hope For Youth’s Director of Finance/CFO Dawn Tesoro had her Gratitude Training leadership team, ML36 travel up from West Palm Beach Florida the last weekend of July 2016 to makeover the Youth Shelter backyard.  As part of an intensive 3-month leadership program, teams adopt a legacy project…

1st of August 2017

Board President attends 516 Ads Event

We have the best board members! Thank you to our Board President Sandra Radna PC for speaking about our mission at the 516Ads.com & 631Ads.com event!

Sandra spoke about how she attended an event that David Gussin held on our behalf during the 

Family Ties at The Long Island Game Farm

Family Ties had a fun summer day at the Long Island Game Farm! They were able to learn about wildlife and animals through education and entertainment.

The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs…