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YMCA’s Rowe Scholars Program enriches education at Port Richmond High School

There is an educational enrichment program on Staten Island that's really making a difference in the lives of young people. Since 2010, Port Richmond High School students have been offered the opportunity to participate in the Y Rowe Scholars Program, an elite enrichment program, funded by the YMCA of Greater New York. Read more…

Applebee’s Breakfast with Santa Claus raises money for charities

Santa Claus is spreading holiday cheer at Applebee's restaurants on Staten Island for the 20th annual Breakfast with Santa Claus event to raise money for local charities.The agencies receiving proceeds from the events are: Camelot Counseling, Community Resources, GRACE Foundation, Have a Heart Foundation, Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island YMCA and United Acitivities Unlimited. Read more…

Breakfast with Santa (sans reindeer) at Applebee’s

Good news for kids: Santa returns to Applebee's Grill & Bar restaurants this December for the 20th Annual Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit seven borough-based agencies.Agencies receiving proceeds from the events: Camelot Counseling, Community Resources, The GRACE Foundation, theHave a Heart Foundation, Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island YMCA and United Activities Unlimited. Read more…

New South Shore addiction center aims to be ‘beacon of hope’

Christopher's Reason Recovery Center is Staten Island's newest addiction outpatient center. Christopher's Reason Recovery Center offers a number of services, including: referrals and assessments to all levels of care; individual and group counseling; grieving peer-run groups; family intervention services; 12-step meetings; monthly overdose training, and more. The Center will work closely with the YMCA as well as other organizations. Read more…

Drug deactivation pouches: New weapon in war against drugs

The drug epidemic on Staten Island is at an all-time high, and local elected officials are constantly looking for a solution to the ongoing problem. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has donated 10,000 drug deactivation pouches, which will provide a safe and responsible means of disposing prescription medicine that is often abused and misused. The pouches will be distributed free through Delco Drugs and Specialty Pharmacy, located at 3833 Richmond Ave., as well as the YMCA's South Shore and North Shore locations. Read more…