Thursday, January 4, 2018

PS/IS 217 School Closed For Snowstorm Today But Roosevelt Island Youth Program Doors Open For Kids - Friends, Movies, Video Games, Cards, Grill Cheese & Hot Chocolate Too

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Executive Director Charlie Defino reports:

Roosevelt island Youth Program Opens Youth Center on School Snow Day

Today was a snow day (school closing) for all school children in New York City. All after-school programs were closed also, except for one, the Roosevelt Island Youth Program.

For the past 4 decades the Youth Program has provided services for youth on every school snow day except for one and on every NYC emergency. Our program takes pride in providing these special services for the youth and families of Roosevelt Island.

Today our clients feasted on grilled cheese and hot chocolate, watched movies, had access to computers, played video games and cards with their friends in a safe and loving environment Roosevelt Island. This is the Roosevelt Island Youth Program and

these are our children.