Hope For Youth


30th of July 2018

July and August: Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Hope For Youth has many children in various Long Island School Districts ranging in grades from kindergarten through 12th. There’s so much to love about the approaching fall but our children may be nervous

26th of July 2018

Expansion of Hope For Youth’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program

 Hope for Youth’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program is expanding with the hiring of an additional Recruiter this summer. This program, a national one, focuses on older youth in foster care. Using an eight-point model, recruitment is focused on family…

25th of July 2018

A Powerful Paragaraph

Excerpt from a Shelter youth’s letter:

“To whom this may concern. I remember before I came to Hope For Youth my social worker in my school told me about this shelters. I was worried when my social worker said shelter because I thought it was a small space, and…

10th of July 2018

STEM Camp 2018


Hope For Youth’s STEM Camp debuted July 2nd, funded by Capital One and we couldn’t be happier! (more…)

19th of June 2018

June Happenings 2018


Exploring the Positive Impact of Yoga

Yoga classes have begun at the HFY Youth Shelter and we are grateful to have instruction provided by United We Om. United is a nonprofit organization committed to sharing yoga…

31st of May 2018

Hope For Youth Happenings

There was a lot in the month of May to be grateful for and we’d like to share some of the highlights with you. Enjoy!  (more…)

18th of May 2018

Celebrating National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent…

26th of April 2018

LI Coalition for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil Event

Hope For Youth was proud to be a part of the annual Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil event coordinated by the Long Island Coalition for The Homeless. Held at Farmingdale State College on April 10th, Roosevelt Hall was filled with hundreds of people, bringing together members of the…

25th of April 2018

Art-Tastic Evening

On Friday, April 6th, youth from all Hope For Youth programs were invited to partake in an Art-Tastic Evening where a variety of supplies, such as paint, canvases, brushes, markers, colored pencils and drawing paper were offered to participants in order to create some art. They had a choice…

24th of April 2018

JP Morgan Junior Achievement

JP Morgan Chase volunteers from a program called Junior Achievement, spent the day at Hope For Youth and impacted 20 of our young adults who are currently students in high school and college. Youth from two of our programs filled the large conference room at Hope For Youth ready…