Hope For Youth


22nd of February 2021

Black History Month Celebration Continues

The Hope For Youth Cultural Diversity Committee had many individuals to select from, to share with you of their success and accomplishments. The following bio is of the individual considered to be the “Father of Black Psychology”. Francis Cecil Sumner, Ph.D. was the first African American to…

18th of February 2021

The Story of a Pioneer African American Social Work Activist

Edward Franklin Frazier, a pioneer as an advocate for Social Justice and Social Work Educator. He was an activist, researcher and administrator who contributed significantly to the social work profession. An outspoken and sometimes militant activist for social justice, Frazier was also the first African American…

16th of February 2021

Acknowledging Our Employees of the Month

Recent honorees are maintenance staff John Meehan & Nathaniel Flythe. Thank you John and Nathan for all you do behind the scenes, and the work done front and center. You ensure that not only do our administrative offices run smoothly but also all our residential program…

12th of February 2021

A Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Success Story

We are happy to share with the HFY community one of our WWK success stories. Hard work and dedication, and the Child-Focused Recruitment Model were a winning combination!

“In working with an older youth, I concentrated on the Diligent search, Case Record review…

9th of February 2021

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in the Time of COVID19

In a recent article for The New York Times, reporter David Dodge highlighted how the Dave Thomas Foundation is working to find adoptive homes for children in foster care who are facing the COVID-19 crisis without the security and stability of a permanent family. There is an…

5th of February 2021

Upcoming Foster Care Orientation

We are actively seeking foster families for children of all ages, and sibling groups. Please consider learning about how you can open your heart, and home, to a child in need. Click here to see the process for orientation registration and for contact info….

2nd of February 2021

The Origin of Black History Month

In 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926, the group declared the second week of February as “Negro History…

29th of January 2021

Available Staff Positions

Looking for 3 dynamic individuals to join our team. Come work with like-minded individuals, interested in making a difference and passionate about helping youth. Hope For Youth has the following 3 positions available: Case Planner – PINS Diversion, Payroll Specialist – Finance, and HR Assistant – Human…

26th of January 2021

Impact Your Community

An easy way to support HFY is to participate in Amazon’s Smile program. Shop on Amazon via the link below and when prompted select Hope for Youth, Inc. as the nonprofit recipient of choice. You can also activate AmazonSmile on your shopping app.

25th of January 2021

Teens Helping Teens

The Sayville Library’s teen department recently ran a donation drive in support of Hope For Youth. The drive was facilitated by Marianne Ramirez, Head of Teen Services, and toiletries were collected. All the collected items being donated to our Runaway/Homeless Youth Shelter. How awesome is that!!

Donations were…