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.
United Way of Westchester and Putnam helps guide important work in the community with focuses on education, income, and health by administering a survey every four years that helps the nonprofit organization prioritize these top concerns. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the education survey.
The Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley is accepting applications for fall 2013 scholarships. Last year, a total of $45,000 in scholarships was awarded to 15 students pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering.
Confident Kid Club offers social skills development for Pelham children in a group setting. The program is for kids who are anxious, shy, have low self-esteem, and other issues. Confident Kid Club also offers teacher workshops, private special education itinerant teacher work, and consultations for teachers and schools.
Babies & Grands, a new mom-and-me music class for children ages 6 months to 6 years, teaches the fundamentals of music to kids in Hastings-on-Hudson. The intergenerational classes are held at Andrus on Hudson.
Rush Day Camp, a summer camp for children in Westchester, will be offered in week-long sessions on the Sarah Lawrence College campus from June 24-Aug. 16. With flexible scheduling for parents and two program lengths to choose from, Rush Day Camp makes fitting camp into a busy summer schedule easy.
Crestwood Music Education Center, a school that offers music classes for children in Eastchester, recently expanded and renovated its education, concert, and showcase center to cater the more than 800 enrolled students. The music school seeks to accommodate all children who wish to study music.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is accepting new puppy raisers and foster volunteers in Westchester County to help raise a future guide dog or become a permanent foster to one of the Guiding Eyes' breeding dogs.
Ossining High School was awarded the Star Innovator Award at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards in Washington, D.C., in September for having successful math and science programs for students.
October 17 marked the start of construction on Legoland in Westchester, an exciting new entertainment, educational center, and party place for kids and families that will house more than three million Lego bricks.
Stephanie Urbina recently opened The Dance Gallery, a dance studio in Tuckahoe that offers dance classes for kids, including creative movement dance classes for preschoolers and five levels—based on age—of ballet classes for kids of all ages.
Sociable Kidz, a center that offers socialization classes in Mamaroneck, now teaches preschoolers and teenagers social skills necessary to be successful adults. Preschoolers learn good sportsmanship and how to develop conversation and listening skills. Teenagers learn to take a stand against bullying and how to deal with stress related to school.
WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" is an athletic, academic, and social gym for kids of Westchester and it has launched a nonprofit to fund research of how to reduce the effects of Sensory Integration Disorders in children through clinical and therapeutic play.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Prasanthi Studio in Pelham, NY, hosts free yoga workshops for local kids left without power and with a week of no school.
Five families in the New York area, including Westchester County, receive autism service dogs through the Guiding Eyes' Heeling Autism program.
Lingua-Genius, a new language studio in Mamaroneck, teaches children foreign languages. Children can choose from six different languages and lessons are customized to the children for a learn-at-your-own-pace environment.
A pioneer in the guide dog field, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is now assisting children with autism and their families. The nonprofit recently welcomed five parents from across the region to their headquarters in Yorktown Heights for a special graduation ceremony where they celebrated their children’s new autism service dogs.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment.
Jewish teens of Westchester competed this year in the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games, a famous Olympic-style event that began in Memphis, moved to Houston, and ended in Rockland County.
A teen from Westchester, NY is recognized for his work of bringing clean light to kids across the world and earns the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
Broadway EDGE, a weekend seminar that teaches kids to harness their personal strengths to build self-confidence during their auditions, is now available to kids in Manhattan at NOLA Studios, located in Midtown West.
The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles.
Does your aspiring athlete want more training during the offseason? Or maybe they want a sports themed birthday party. Or are you looking for just the right fitness center for yourself to workout and relax? House of Sports located in Ardsley has it all for you, right in Westchester County.
Angelina Ballerina joined Studio B Dance Center in Westchester County as a guest instructor in July as part of the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy. Young ballerinas listen to an Angelina Ballerina story and then bring the text to life through dance while answering questions about the story which improves reading comprehension, listening, and verbal skills.
More than 700 people in Westchester County participated in the JCC of Mid-Westchester's Day of Chesed (Kindness), Service, and Remembrance in commemoration of 9/11.