Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Edward Ambrosino have announced that the Floral Park Youth Council will soon be the recipients of grant funds to assist the community organization in its endeavors to provide programs and services to local children and young adults.
The $7,100 grant will assist the Floral Park Youth Council (FPYC), hosted at the United Methodist Church at 35 Verbana Avenue in Floral Park, with a variety of youth activities, as well as essential supplies.
“Providing funds to help the youth in our community is vital to molding our township’s future generations,” Santino said. “The outstanding services provided by community organizations like the Floral Park Youth Council are crucial to achieving this task.”
The FPYC hosts an array of services for the community’s youth, including career-building, life skill classes and recreational programs. FPYC’s popular offerings include a youth bowling league and cooking and art classes for children and young adults. The mission of the FPYC is to provide “wholesome, athletic and cultural activities” to the youth of the Floral Park-Bellerose School Districts.”
“The town is tremendously proud of the work performed by the Floral Park Youth Council,” said Ambrosino. “This grant funding is an investment in our future, helping to support happy and well-adjusted young people.”
The Town of Hempstead secured the grant through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Nassau County.
“Providing our children with enriching, educational and recreational options are keys to developing our society’s future leaders,” Santino said. “We’re thrilled to support organizations that serve the needs of our youth.”