The heart of the Babylon Youth Project is the organized and supervised programs we offer to our members. The Director, Board, Staff and Volunteers sponsor and instruct many creative and interesting activities for the youth in our care. Most of the projects are free of charge, designed to arouse interest, provide basic instruction, or introduce them to something new or entertaining.
The Babylon Youth Project’s "All In" program option grants you full access to all of our regular wonderful programs, transportation, extended hours, and even a daily snack. With our great personal staff and small group size we can give your child the extra attention they deserve. We have provided many answers to questions that have come up with this new program. Read below for our questions and answers section. Contact us today to sign up for this new exciting program space is limited.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Once a month, we hold an Arts & Crafts program where we encourage creative thinking and imagination. We have many different types of projects supervised by our staff and volunteers. There are painting projects, sand art, pearler beads, holiday crafts, etc. All of these activities are available to All In members as part of their program fee and to walk-in members at a small fee.
BORROW A LIFE JACKET
Babylon Village Youth Project (BVYP) has teamed up with the Boat U.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program. They make it easier for boating families to stay safe with this nationwide program.
BVYP currently has child-sized life jackets available for you to borrow. We only require a driver’s license and phone number.
Many activities by our volunteers and staff include community service. Project Replenish has contributed hundreds of bags of food items to our local Food Pantries. Our youth members have helped out at the Conklin House and participated in the Sen. Owen Johnson Beach Cleanup. Our goal is to help create a better village by volunteering our youth in local projects that enrich their lives through a stronger understanding of good citizenship.
COOKING & NUTRITION
The focus is on creating healthy, tasty and easy snacks that our members can learn to make by themselves. Participants learn about different foods, how to measure and cook interesting munchies. The cart du jour has included Mac & Cheese, French Toast, Cookies, Spaghetti & meatballs, brownies, pizza and homemade fruit snacks.
We do not have a sports facility but we encourage physical fitness for all members. Many of the children enjoy the Wii Fitness Programs that we have available for use by our youth. In good weather we have many outings that include walking, running, bowling, working, or playing outdoors. All of these activities are supervised by our adult staff and volunteers. The focus is not on competition but on having fun with your friends.
Our Homework Helpers Room is open daily for students who may need assistance with school assignments or just a quiet place to read and/or study. Our adult staff is always available for questions and support.
Once a month, we have a program called I.D.E.A.S. (Interactive Discovery for Empowering Amateur Science). We introduce basic science projects for the kids to interact with. We discuss the hows and whys and we see it through to the results.
Once weekly we sponsor a free movie night. The staff selects an appropriate movie to view every Friday. We use our large screen display in the main lounge for the show and provide a free drink with popcorn for all members. We also accept requests for specific movies that are appropriate for our age group.
PLAY WELL AFRICA
Babylon Village Youth Project is looking for donations of Legos to assist Play Well Africa. They are seeking out used Lego bricks and partner with trusted organizations to hand deliver them to educational environments in Uganda, Kenya, and Botswana. There, the Lego bricks sharpen the minds of students through creative play.
For more information about their program, you can go to their website at www.playwellafrica.org
During the summer months when many of our members are involved in numerous family and community activities, we schedule weekly Road Trips to interesting local destinations. Using our Town of Babylon stretch van, we have visited the Village Pool for a BBQ, local museums, fishing on the JIB VI, Movie Trips, Splish Splash, Go Karting, and the Fish Hatchery. Most trips start early in the day and are free or of a minimal cost. Join us for a Road Trip and have some fun in the sun.
Learn about Newton’s Third Law while building and launching you own rockets! Find out about green energy while constructing solar and hydrogen powered vehicles. Design and construct your own Popsicle Bridge or building. Then load test the design until structural failure. These are some of the special projects our members have completed. All instruction and materials are free to our youth.
YOUTH DROP IN
The Center is a place where youth may drop in and socialize with others members in a relaxed but supervised setting. There are X-Box and Nintendo Games available to enjoy with a friend. The Wii Programs are very popular and we have much of the extra hardware necessary to enjoy the activity. There are also computer stations available for individual use. Members can get homework help, hang with friends, or purchase a snack and drink while they decide what to do next.
147 North Carll Avenue
Babylon, NY 11702
F/ 631 376-1327
Monday - Friday
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