The Babylon Village Youth Project Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization made up of youth member between the ages of 8 and 18 from the Babylon Village area. We are funded through the Town of Babylon Youth Institute but much of our funds are donations from the community.
At the Babylon Village Youth Project, the goal is to culturally stimulate youth and provide them with opportunities to do voluntary community service. The Youth Project is currently housed at 147 North Carll Avenue in Babylon Village. We have a comfortable drop-in lounge and activities center. Youths are offered the opportunity to go on trips to museums, historical sites, homework helpers, recreational activities, arts and crafts, technology classes, sailing and science programs. The Youth Project has a full complement of all the technology today's youth demand. The Youth Center has over fifteen computers that youth can use for school projects, homework research, and surfing the web. Youth members also have use of a big screen TV and all of the current video game systems at their disposal.
Since its establishment in January 1981 by co-founders Jane and Warren Robert Pasch, the Babylon Village Youth Project has had 12 chairmen and chairwomen of the Board and four directors. The chairpersons have been John Ryan, an attorney, Jane Vidovich, a teacher, Christopher McCaslin, an administrator, Jacqueline Brucia, an accountant, and Deborah Szala, a social worker and teacher, Gary Brunjes a former District Court Judge, Aaron Stein owner of Norton and Siegel, Theresa Santmann owner of Little Flower Nursing Homes, Frank Arena a school teacher, Marge Ryan director of Project 9Line, Andrew Mulane owner of Omnia Financial, and Timothy Foley a chef for Le District. The directors have been Robert Plachy (1981-1983), a musician and now a physician, Allison Ford (1983-1985), a counselor and teacher, Darrel Blaine Ford (1985-2000), a teacher, and Eric Price(2000-Present) a health educator and Software Manager, Lead for Catholic Health Services.
The project has provided thousands of village youth with constructive recreational programs. Its organizational goal is to engage youth in community service, historical, nature study, sports, cultural appreciation, and group living programs. Youth trips give the youth the unique opportunities to see history close up teaching youth members more that any text book could.
Today the Youth Project has a modernized youth center located at 147 North Carll Ave in Babylon Village providing youth with computers and emerging technologies. The youth are able to relax after school or learn new skills that will help them in the work field. Youth are encouraged to participate in after school activities teaching them art, science, history, nutrition, and computer skills.
The Youth Project continues to support the youth in our communities through generous donations from our surrounding neighbors. With the donations the Youth Project is able to prevent youth members from having to pay membership fees. This is also helpful to prevent excluding youth from our programs.
147 North Carll Avenue
Babylon, NY 11702
F/ 631 376-1327
Monday - Friday
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