Discover LI Youth – Summer 2016

This summer flew by and we had an amazing summer working with our Discover LI Youth. 

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I’ve spent the last couple of days reflecting on the amazing work that a handful of families and their awesome children accomplished over the summer with our pilot program, “Discover Long Island with Momee Friends”.  Earlier in the year, Anne and I met with our friend, Geriann, to discuss the possibility of working with the “tweens” in our community.  What drives them? What interests them?  What positive energy can we draw upon to bring them together in fun and meaningful ways?

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NY Dart Zone- Inclusive Play Event

Finding activities for the kids to do during the Winter break can be challenging at times, and for kids with special needs, sensory issues, or disabilities, not only is it that more challenging, but the choices are limited.  More and more businesses that cater to kids and their families are now offering special sessions for kids with special needs and as appealing as that is for some families, the dilemma they now face is that their kids, who already have a difficult time connecting with other kids, continue to be isolated.  However, thanks to organizations like Justice 4 Autism, and Bright Pick Businesses like NY Dart Zone, kids of all ages, stages of development, and abilities are able to take part in recreational activities together.

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NY DART ZONE

NY DART ZONE is the first NERF arena here on Long Island and our Momee Friends are loving it. A local Dad wrote us about the positive experience he had at the NY Dart Zone for a friends birthday party.

“FUN, EXCITING, EXHILARATING and AWESOME” were words used to describe this local business the whole family will enjoy going to.

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Not only is it exciting and exhilarating, but they teach great team building skills.  Everyone NY Dart Zone was awesome and so accommodating. The boys can’t wait to go back!  Even I’m intrigued! “

 

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Inside Out Library – Sachem

We are always on the lookout for treasures within our community, and as we wrap up Inside Out Week, we invite you to check out the Inside Out Garden at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook. 

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