Town Annual Family Pool Party
RETURNS!

Brought to you by Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau &
Town of Smithtown Recreation Department

Wednesday, July 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rain Date: Thursday, July 14th - rain or shine

FREE Family Swim at the Town of Smithtown Pool

495 Landing Avenue, Smithtown
Landing Avenue Country Club

Join us for a beautiful evening of...

Pizza & Snacks - Music
Family Swim - Prizes

All participants entered into PRIZE drawings!


Space is Limited - REGISTER ASAP
This FREE Program Will Fill FAST!!!

Check out some photos from last year's Pool Party:
UPCOMING ANNUAL FESTIVAL DAYS
Enjoy fun-filled days for the whole family!

Food, Music, Live Performances, Hundreds of Vendors, Rides,
Games, Activities, Raffles, Prizes, Fun for the whole family!

Smithtown Festival Day

When: June 5th from 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Smithtown Main Street

Find our table for free face painting, tattoos, spin
the wheel for prizes and enter a raffle for a great prize.
Kings Park Day Town Fair

When: June 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Main Street, Kings Park

Another fun-filled day with the family!


Past Program Highlights:
Drive Thru Stuff-A-Truck Event
Food Drive at Town Hall
Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau, in partnership with the Town of Smithtown Parks Department and Public Safety Department, hosted a Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank Stuff-A-Truck event to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate! Donations were collected at Smithtown Town Hall and a local Stop & Shop.

All together we were able to collect a total of 3,486 lbs. of food and granted a total of 198 community service hours to all of our volunteers who helped to run the event and participated by collecting food and creating posters demonstrating the "Joy of Giving."
**Check out the FUN video below to
see more pictures and
action clips from the event!
**Click the image above to view all of the
"Joy of Giving" Poster Submissions!
First Annual Multimedia
Art Gallery Exhibit
On the Topic of Bias Awareness and Bullying
Coordinated by:
Town of Smithtown Anti-Bias Task Force
The Town of Smithtown Anti-Bias Task Force, in partnership with the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau, and the Smithtown Township Arts Council/Mills Pond Art Gallery are pleased to present the First Annual Bias Awareness Multimedia Art Gallery.
 
Students were asked to consider several questions related to a theme of bias awareness and bullying. The artwork, created by students from Hauppauge High School and Smithtown High School East, reflects their thoughts on the subject matter.
**Click below to see these wonderful pieces of student artwork. A special thank you to all of the young artists who participated.
Did You Know June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States.

It was designated as a federal holiday last year, but it's origin dates back to Galveston, Texas in 1865
Town of Smithtown
First Annual Pride Month Celebration

Tuesday, June 28th
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Hoyt Farm Pavilion

Pack a picnic dinner and join us for a
family-friendly pride month event!

We will be providing snacks
and dessert, crafts and music.
Ice cream will be available for purchase!


This event is free to attend
Registration is required
Event sponsored by Town of Smithtown Anti-Bias Task Force & Youth Bureau
With Special Thanks to Commack School District, Kings Park School District, Smithtown Central School District, Free Mom Hugs, and LGBT Network
What: Long Island Pride
When: June 12th
Event produced by LGBT Network

What: LGBT Youth Prom
When: June 30th
Hosted by LGBT Network
For LGBT and allied youth ages 13-21
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Dates: 
1. July 5th - July15th 
           2. July 18th – July 29th
           3. August 1st – August 12th
          4. August 15th – August 26th

To apply:

This summer one of our community partners, Smithtown Historical Society (SHS) is looking for responsible and creative Education Interns with good communication skills to assist with their summer camp program.
Students 15 years and older my apply. Each week will have different themes and activities to do with the children. It will be a fun and beneficial learning experience for students interested an internship. 
Snacks will be provided for the interns too!
 
The Educational Intern’s responsibilities will include:
  • assisting staff with educational programs (school break programming, girl/boy scout field trips, etc.)
  • leading children between the ages of 6 and 13 in various activities (crafting, games, etc.) under the supervision of staff/adult volunteers
  • preparing materials for educational programs and assisting in clean up

Interested students can apply below. Applicants will then be interviewed by staff at the Smithtown Historical Society, who will choose interns for their camp program.  Applicants will be accepted for each 2-week session.
The students chosen for the Education Intern positions will participate 5 hours per day, 3-5 days per week for a two-week period (min. of 3 days/week).
(For a total of 30-50 hours of internship experience for each person to put on their resume.) 
 
The SHS intern supervisor will keep track of internship hours via spreadsheet. A letter attesting to their gained experience and community service credits will be provided.
 
To apply: Email Janine Marc-Anthony, Youth Services Coordinator at
jmarc-anthony@smithtownny.gov stating which 2 week session(s) you are interested in applying for. An internship application form will be sent to you. Applications are due by June 16th.

Where: Pines Elementary (Smithtown)

Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Dates: July 11th-15th 
(orientation on July 8th)

To apply:

Looking for a one-week Internship for your High School student this summer? Interviews for Leadership Intern positions at Camp Invention, (a STEM focused day camp for 1st- 6th graders), are being scheduled for local 10th – 12th grade students!

Camp Invention is seeking motivated Leadership Interns to work closely with elementary aged campers on STEM related projects in a day camp setting. The Leadership Intern opportunity is ideal for students seeking to build mentoring and leadership skills through formalized training and practical experience while strengthening college and scholarship applications.

Interested in applying? Email the following information to Andrea Pesiri, Youth Educator/Community Relations Assistant at:

apesiri@smithtownny.gov . An application will be sent to you :
  •  Name
  • Grade (The one you will be entering in the upcoming 2022/23 school year)
  • High School
 
Leadership Interns receive the following when they participate in Camp Invention:
  • 40 certified volunteer hours
  • Specialized training in Leadership and Intellectual Property
  • A letter of recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

June Events
Find us at Smithtown Day on June 5th !
In-Person Events:
Smithtown Festival Day
June 5th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Brought to you by the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce.

Long Island Pride
June 12th: Time TBA  
See above for more information about this LGBT Network Event.

Kings Park Day
June 18th: 10:00am-4:00pm
See above for details on how to volunteer. Event will be held rain or shine.

First Annual Pride Month Celebration
June 28th: 5:30pm-8:00pm
See above for more information about this event.

LGBT Youth Prom
June 30th: 6:00pm-9:30pm
See above for more information about this LGBT Network Event.

STAY TUNED for the replanting of the
Town of Smithtown Kindness Rock Garden!
New location to be announced

We will be recruiting volunteers to help us "replant" .
Check Out This Short Video...

"The Science of Kindness"
June is Pride month– an international celebration and a fantastic opportunity to reflect on acceptance, empathy,
and kindness.

Did you know that being kind actually has scientifically proven benefits??!!

Watch this short video from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to find out how your and your family's acts of kindness benefit all of you!
Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau After- School Enrichment Programs
The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau offers a variety of after school enrichment programs!

During May we were at: Nesaquake MS, Accomposett MS and St. Patrick’s School.

We provide programming at all our of our township school districts and local organizations (including scout programs). Programs are usually offered in person, but all can be provided virtually in some form. These programs are generally offered during after-school hours, but all can be scheduled during classroom time if desired.
 
There are many scheduling options, and all are flexible by design to best meet the needs of each school. All programs are fully funded and can be provided to schools by trained, professional Youth Bureau personnel at no cost. 
“Babysitting/Child Care Skills”: In this very popular program Middle School students learn by practicing skills on RealCare babies to hold, change, and feed life-like babies, and have opportunity to practice how to soothe a crying “baby”. Students also learn about child development activities and basic interview skills as it pertains to becoming a babysitter and speaking to parents.
Here's what one student had to say recently about our babysitting course:
"Babysitting class was informative, not just for babysitting but for multi purposes like seeing different perspectives of different people, like teachers, parents and siblings."
“Study Skills”: This program provides tips and advice for middle school students to improve their time management skills as it pertains to their study habits. This helps to improve their overall school performance by being better organized in completing tasks and preparing for exams and projects.

Check out this video to view one of the techniques discussed in this program: https://youtu.be/3FjIuPMQzxo (the Pomodoro Technique)
“Leadership Skills Bootcamp” –  This highly interactive four session series was developed to provide students with life long skills to prepare them to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Students will learn AND practice important skills such as: effective communication; group problem solving/decision making & goal setting; dealing effectively with different personalities; conflict resolution; public speaking and motivating others.
*Eight Dimensions of Wellness-
“Be Your Best Self”This program gives students time to recognize the importance of overall wellness by providing students with information and activities which focus on each of the eight area of wellness, incorporating coping skills such as deep breathing, mindfulness AND finding balance in life.

*“Be Your Best Self” utilizes the SAMHSA – Eight Dimensions of Wellness framework. Each dimension of wellness is interrelated with another and equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

*8 Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Environmental, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Occupational, Intellectual, & Financial. 
*Programs are designed to be provided in a multi-session series to be most effective. Various sessions and topics can be broken down for a shorter series or one-time/one topic workshop.
Interested in scheduling? Email Janine Marc-Anthony, our Youth Services Coordinator to request further information and discuss scheduling one or several of these enrichment programs for your school!
Community Partner Agency Volunteer Opportunities:
Creative Connections Campaign

HALI’s Creative Connections campaign connects with our community experiencing loneliness through letters, pictures, drawings, poetry, and art that can be delivered to and
kept by people living in these lonely places.
Please email Jessica Peretz  with any questions at:
To reach every person residing at Pilgrim State Hospital and keep the Creative Connections campaign going they will need 275 letters/art/cards each month!


Participant's can earn a max. of 8 hours of community service.

To participate, please mail your creations to:

Hands Across Long Island
Attn: Jessica Peretz 
159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY, 11722

3 cards = 1 hour of community service
6 cards = 2 hours of community service
25(+)cards = 8 hours of community service

Use the PDF below to VIEW & SHARE the entire Creative Connections
Invitation Letter with your group

Smithtown Library System Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Registration requirements for all programs are listed in the description of each program.
Contact the Library by phone (631) 360-2480, chat (www.smithlib.org) or email (teens@smithlib.org) for more information.
Library teen volunteer opportunities are open to those in grades 6-12 (up to age 18), unless otherwise noted.
EXPLORE Your Neighborhood Library! Beyond the volunteer opportunities, check out some of the great programs the Smithtown Library System has to offer:
Commack Branch
Kings Park Branch
Nesconset Branch
Smithtown Branch
Virtual Programs
"The Do's & Don'ts of
Internet Safety"

A great quick & easy way middle and high school students can earn community service credit!
Step 1: Read the Digital Citizenship Safety Tips to start.

Step 2: Complete all Four levels of the Interland Game to “Be Internet Awesome” https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us
Step 3: At the end of each level, choose the option to Create a certificate and save it to your computer. 

Step 4: Send ALL four certificates to: youthbureau@smithtownny.gov with the participants Full Name as you would like it to appear on the certificate.

Participants will earn 1 hour of community service.

Have a Minute to Take our Survey?
Please complete the survey below to assist the Youth Bureau in determining the programming needs of your community.
Your feedback will allow the bureau to effectively schedule programs for 2022!
Youth Bureau Community Needs Assessment Survey- First Quarter 2022
Participants who complete the survey and provide their email addresses during June
will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Uber Eats Gift Card!

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete
Girl Scout Babysitting & College Knowledge Badges:
Let us help you earn your next Scout badge!
Our "Babysitting Skills" Course satisfies the Babysitting Badge requirements by covering topics such as: Interviewing for your first babysitting job; First Aid/Emergencies; and Developmental stages of kids.
Our Scout workshop on “College Knowledge” is a great way to earn yet another badge!!
Leaders or Scouts – contact us if you would like to schedule a free workshop for your troop!

*Other training topics which can be tailored to meet scouting badges include:
Leadership Skills; Public Speaking; Time Management & Organizational Skills; Communication Skills & Empathy; College & Career Exploration; Life Skills; Exploring Art; Healthy Living; etc.
Boy & Girl Scouts & Troop Leaders– Please contact us if you would like to arrange a free workshop for your troop to help scouts earn their badges!

  • Girl Scout Leaders can email Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Manager of Programs, Hanorah Gholam.

  • Boy Scout Troop Leaders can email Roseann Conforti. Youth Educator/Community Relations Assistant.

Community Service Starts Here!
Students... Join the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau 
Volunteer Corps 
Local Community Groups/Agencies... Become a Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau
Volunteer Program Partner
Join the hundreds of Other Local
Youth and Families as registered...

Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau
Volunteer Corps Members

Registered volunteers will receive notification of all volunteer opportunities with the Youth Bureau, other Town Departments, as well as for all of our local community partners.
Registered Volunteer Corps members will get priority in registering for community service.
Does your group/agency
Need Volunteers? 

The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau promotes volunteerism and fosters positive social and leadership opportunities for
youth and families throughout the township.

The Youth Bureau is interested in partnering with local
groups and organizations to promote volunteer
opportunities for youth and families in the community.
For More Information About the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau and our Programs & Services...
Town of Smithtown Horizons Counseling & Education Center
Horizons Counseling and Education Center is an OASAS-licensed not-for-profit agency funded to provide adolescent & adult treatment, prevention and education services for drug and alcohol related problems.
Full Assessment Services:
Appointments Are Available
 
If there is any concern that you, your child, or another family member may be experiencing a substance abuse issue, PLEASE reach out for information and support.
 
This has been an extremely challenging time for individuals and families. There is absolutely no shame in seeking assistance in helping yourself and/or loved ones to deal with this situation together.
 
You don't have to go through this alone...
There is HELP available.
 
Details can be requested, as well as an appointment for an assuring, professional assessment of the situation you are experiencing.
The full Assessment & Intake Procedure consists of:
·       Phone screening
·       In-Person or Virtual Appointment with a Clinical Staff Member to Discuss Potential Need for Treatment
·       Consultation with a Member of Our Nursing Staff
·       Evaluation with Our Psychiatric Practitioner (provided if needed)
·       Drug/Alcohol Testing
·       Sessions and with Family and any Person Involved in Your Life

Medication-assisted treatment can be provided
Telehealth Services Available
631-360-7578
To get further information and/or to schedule an assessment:
Research-Based Prevention Programming:
Horizons Counseling and Education Center's Prevention Program works with local schools and community groups to develop and offer drug and alcohol presentations virtually and/or in-person.. If you are interested in a presentation or in having your students take part in an evidence-based preventive, resiliency building program please contact Kelly Devito for more information:
Resources
Visit both of the following EXCELLENT sources for quality family activities:
Smithtown Children's Foundation (SCF): Provide financial and emotional support to children & families within our Smithtown community by bridging family, friends, neighbors & local business to act as ONE in times of crisis: 
Mental Health Resources:

NYS Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line:
1-844-863-9314, Additional information: 
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Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 360-7595
Fax: (631) 360-7687