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New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

Camp Extreme, a new summer camp offers BMX bike, BMX dirt trail riding, skateboard, and surf lessons for children on Long Island. The extreme sports summer camp is designed so all campers learn and progress together.

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Camp Program

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Camp Program

Power Brain Training Centers in Bayside, Queens and Syosset have expanded its summer camp curriculum to add more advanced brain training exercises, as well as divided the campers by age. During the camp, children will increase focus and coordination, as well as learn to have empathy and what it means to be a good leader.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.

Long Island Family Opens Home to Offer Summer Fun for Inner City Kids

Long Island Family Opens Home to Offer Summer Fun for Inner City Kids

A Long Island family opens up their home each summer to host a Fresh Air child through The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit that provides free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million NYC children from low-income communities.

A Sweet Show of Support for Autism

A Sweet Show of Support for Autism

The nonprofit ELIJA School and Foundation teams up with Brooklyn's Runner & Stone Bakery and Restaurant for the Champions of Hope Cookie Campaign, in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month.

Junior League of Long Island Hosts Healthy Living Event for Kids

Junior League of Long Island Hosts Healthy Living Event for Kids

The Junior League of Long Island hosted the Kids in the Kitchen event in Amityville on Long Island to help end childhood obesity.

PM Pediatrics Opens North Babylon Location

PM Pediatrics Opens North Babylon Location

Children’s health care provider, PM Pediatrics, now has a location in North Babylon. The facility uses equipment and medical supplies that are designed for children of all ages and sizes and is open 365 days a year. The pediatric medical center in North Babylon treats an array of illnesses and injuries in a kid-friendly facility.

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island family dedicates time to bring happy birthday parties to the homeless children on Long Island through Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization founded in Massachusettes in 2002.

Homegrown Heroes: Making Waves

Homegrown Heroes: Making Waves

A couple on Long Island volunteers to teach children with autism how to surf through Surfers Healing, a daylong surfing camp for children with autism that was founded by former competitive surfer Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz and his wife Danielle.

Long Island Leading the Way in School Breakfast Participation in New York State

New York State ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to student participation in the School Breakfast Program, but we are making progress thanks to efforts in Brentwood, Long Island as well as Syracuse City Schools.

Three NYC Area Musicians Selected by Carnegie Hall for First-Ever National Youth Orchestra

Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra.

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

Hauppauge-based ice rink, The Rinx, is now offering its Total Skating and Total Hockey programs at the Town of Oyster Bay Skating Center in Bethpage. The programs help kids develop their skating and/or hockey skills.

Long Island Collects Pajamas for Kids in Need

Long Island Collects Pajamas for Kids in Need

M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Program collected children's pajamas in Syosset and Bellmore on Long Island to help bring new pajamas to kids in need through the L.I. Pajama Program, a local nonprofit.

Long Island's Top Youth Volunteers Head to D.C.

Long Island's Top Youth Volunteers Head to D.C.

Two young Long Islanders of Nassau County will head to Washington, D.C. to join nominees for America's top youth volunteers of 2013. The two have been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for their dedication to volunteering in the Long Island community.

Junior League of Long Island Helps Women Transition into Workforce

First Step, a program of the Junior League of Long Island, helps women in need with career training and complimentary business outfits for job interviews to help them transition back into the workforce.

School Supplies Donated to Long Beach High School to Help Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

School Supplies Donated to Long Beach High School to Help Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Office Depot and REAL Change Productions recognize teachers for their positive influence on today's youth by donating technology and school supplies to many schools across the U.S., including Long Beach High School's Dr. Andy Smith.

Summer Camp Program Opens Farmingdale, West Islip Locations

Summer Camp Program Opens Farmingdale, West Islip Locations

The "most affordable" summer camp program on Long Island has plans to open two new locations—Farmingdale and West Islip—in time for camp this summer. Hosted at St. Killian School and Our Lady of Lourdes School, Camps 'R' Us is fully equipped with opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities.

A Playground for All on Long Island

A Playground for All on Long Island

An accessible park in East Meadow on Long Island, New York opens to allow children of all abilities the chance to play on swings, go down slides, and hop on the merry-go-round.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.

DC-Based Music School Opens in Port Washington

DC-Based Music School Opens in Port Washington

Bach To Rock, a DC-based music school for kids, recently opened a location in Port Washington. The programs teach children to play instruments, including the guitar, drums, and percussion, in classes and group and individual lessons. The facility also includes a high-tech recording studio.

New Children's Salon Opens in East Northport

New Children's Salon Opens in East Northport

Snip-its, a children's salon, is now open in East Northport. The salon offers regular hair cuts and styling, as well as spa services and birthday parties.

Stronger Together at Camp Good Grief

Stronger Together at Camp Good Grief

Camp Good Grief on Long Island provides bereaved children a place to gather, grieve, and grow in order to cope with their loss.

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club, known for their traveling spa birthday parties for girls throughout NYC and Long Island, will open a storefront in New Hyde Park. While it will still offer spa parties in your home for girls ages 4-14, the store will offer services for girls of all ages.

4KidCal iPhone App Back on Shelves

4KidCal iPhone App Back on Shelves

The voice interactive calendar to help parents and children with time management and organization, 4KidCal, has temporarily been pulled out of the iPhone app store due to technical difficulties. Once updated, the 4KidsCal app will be offered for free for an entire day.

Long Island Healthy-Living Club Adds Classes for Girls With Special Needs

Long Island Healthy-Living Club Adds Classes for Girls With Special Needs

Oh My Girls!, a healthy lifestyle club for girls on Long Island, recently added classes for girls with special needs to their offerings. OMG! offers cooking and fitness classes, as well as a health club that teaches girls to make healthy choices in a safe, parent-free, after-school environment.




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