Hope For Youth


17th of May 2019

Annual Run For Hope 5K

Our Run For Hope was a huge success and for that we are grateful. The weather cooperated, it was a beautiful day, and we had a great turnout! All proceeds from the 5K support our Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. The Youth Shelter is the only…

13th of May 2019

Hope For Youth, Executive Director guest speaks at Touro Law

Hope For Youth CEO and Executive Director, Dr. David Hegarty was invited to be a guest speaker at the recently held A Holistic Approach to Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline event. Touro Law Center hosted the event. Dr. Hegarty and others, considered to be experts on the subject…

3rd of May 2019

Celebrating Foster Care

Hope For Youth is grateful for all those whom open their doors for youth in need; providing a stable and supportive home, enhancing the lives of children in foster care.

We provide…

30th of April 2019

HFY Culinary Program visits Tap Room in Massapequa Park

The Tap Room graciously hosted our culinary program youth, providing a tour of the venue and giving them a much better understanding of what it takes to work in a restaurant. The talk Jayme had with our youth was informational…

26th of April 2019

Pet Partners of Long Island, NY

Pet Partners paid a visit to Hope For Youth in April! Penny brought laughter and fun to the youth in our Non-Secure Detention (NSD) program and a good time was had. Learn more about this community organization here. Pet Partners is a group of Therapy Animal…

22nd of April 2019

Easter Fun

The week leading up to the Easter holiday was filled with fun. Long-time supporters Mark and Linda Morales donated Easter baskets, toys, games, hair accessories and school supplies for our residential youth. Thank you to Mark and Linda, for all that they do. Featured with…

5th of April 2019

STEAM continues…

Our most recent session to occur with youth and volunteer mentors was a fun evening, kicking off with a donated dinner via Melville’s Shake Shack. Thank you, Shake Shack! The first 1/2 hour involved groups playing the childhood game Mousetrap and the bulk of time then being…

29th of March 2019

National Professional Social Work Month

A month-long celebration of the invaluable contributions of the social work profession, to society. Hope For Youth holds a staff appreciation luncheon annually in the month of March, to coincide with National Professional Social Work Month. Cheers to HFY Social Workers, and other staff, who are dedicated…

13th of March 2019

STEAM Academy has Begun

Our volunteer mentors and HFY youth recently came together for the initial session of 2019 STEAM Academy. Art was the focus of the evening and the session was facilitated by artist, Amanda Hawthorne, of Live Well Paint Often. Mentors and youth alike...                   </div>
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11th of March 2019

Community Outreach

Our Young Professionals Committee meetings take place each month at the Hope For Youth administrative offices. The Committee, comprised of young professionals who leverage their passion for volunteerism and philanthropy, acts as…