REACH Community and Youth Agency, Inc
REACH Community and Youth Agency, Inc. is a community-centered, non-profit organization providing social, recreational, informational, educational and advocacy programs for children, youth and families of Commack and Half Hollow Hills.Since 1972, REACH CYA has identified the concerns and needs of youth, parents and schools, and offered activities that develop positive attitudes, self esteem and problem solving skills.
Over 1300 youth participate in CYA programs yearly. Programs are held in the schools, Manasquan building in Half Hollow Hills and Teen Recreation Center at Old Farms School in Commack. In addition to our two sites, Youth Workers facilitate programs and outreach in schools and other popular teen locations throughout the community. (To learn more about the programs REACH CYA offers, click here).REACH CYA also administers a New York State Licensed Before and After school Child Care program for elementary school age children in Half Hollow Hills. REACH CYA also offers a half day Pre-Kindergarten Program for 4 year olds in Half Hollow Hills.(Click here to learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten and Before and After School child care programs).
REACH CYA is staffed by an Executive Director, Assistant Director, Children’s Center Director, adult Youth Workers, Before and After School Child Care Workers, NYS Certified Preschool Teachers and Teacher Assistants, a Secretary and a Bookkeeper. All staff are trained to keep pace with the latest developments in their fields. Student interns and volunteers contribute over 800 hours a year in program support.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REACH CYA is governed by a community based Board of Directors made up of youth and adults. Board Members serve for a minimum of one year, attend monthly meetings and work collectively to ensure that the best possible services are provided. Board Members work in areas of program development, community relations, finance and fundraising. Our Board of Directors represents REACH CYA in the community and works to develop awareness and interest in the programs and activities.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!!!
REACH CYA is seeking youth volunteers from the Commack and Half Hollow Hills communities for its Board of Directors. Meetings are once a month, typically the first Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm. Call (631) 549-9417 for more information
A quick look at REACH CYA…
A community-centered non-profit organization providing social, recreational, informational, educational and advocacy programs for children, youth and families of Commack & Half Hollow Hills.
In 2019 REACH CYA provided programs to:
- 3466 Youth ages 4-21
- 888 Adults
- and benefited by 4970 Volunteer hours to the agency
Where youth are safe, valued and honored…families are respected and supported…communities are protected, impacted and involved.
REACH CYA is a part of the Huntington Youth Bureau’s system of comprehensive services.
REACH Community and Youth Agency is primarily funded by the Town of Huntington.
Funding is also received from:
Suffolk County Youth Bureau
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Community Voices Legislative Funding
Program fees, private contributions and donations of products and services are vital for he programs offered by REACH CYA.