EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2015. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.
About the Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center:
The Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Tottenville High School is a division of the New York Center for Interpersonal Development. YABC is a transfer program for over-age, under-credited students who have spent four years in high school but have fallen behind in earning credits. This program affords students the opportunity to progress toward earning an actual high school diploma in a high school setting, rather than a GED.
Students attend classes from 4pm – 8:30pm, Monday through Thursday, which enables them to hold paid internships during the day.
This month the students are preparing for a work readiness boot camp that will help get them solid work training and prepare them so they can line up a paid internship in September.
The YABC’s Mission Statement:
The Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center will provide a supportive, challenging and nurturing educational environment that will enable students to achieve academically and succeed in reaching their goals.
To learn more about the YABC and the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, please visit their Facebook page.
For every new Facebook follower we acquire during the month of August, we will donate 50 cents/follower to the Young Adult Borough Center. (So spread the word!)