The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Youth Council creates and supports activities and programs for children and youth that offer a wide range of emotional and basic needs support and the sense of belonging that is critical to healthy development. Some of these programs provide nutritious food for families who struggle to put food on the table, provide free transportation for kids to arrive safely home, and help students in their academic pursuits with homework help or financial assistance with college.

Hastings Food Pantry

Open everyday Monday-Friday until 7:00pm at the Community Center Lower Level

Hastings Food Pantry has been feeding up to 35 families each month as they struggle to make ends meet. The pantry's shelves are filled through the generosity of our local religious institutions, schools, youth organizations, and other charities as well as through donations of individuals.

Homework Help

Academic Homework Help at Community Center

The Youth Advocate Program offers  daily homework help for middle school students at the Community Center.

Mercy College Internship

At recess at Hillside Elementary and afterschool at the Community Center

The Youth Council began an internship program in conjunction with Mercy College to accept one of their students to act as a playground liason at Hillside Elementary School and assist with Homework Help at the Community Center in the after-school program.

Relay for Life

June 6, 2020, 3:00-8;00pm at The Reynolds Field Track

This event is sponsored by the Hastings Youth Council and the Hastings Booster Club in collaboration with the School District's Athletic Department. It will be a fun-filled day where the entire community will come together to walk for a cause, engage in creative activities, eat great food, and dance with the local entertainment.

Safe rides

Every Friday and Saturday during school year.

On weekends during the school year, the council provides free transportation service for students and adults between the hours of 10pm and 1am. This program has reduced alcohol-related injuries and accidents in our Village.

Federally funded Drug-Free Community Grant

The W.A.Y., Working Alliance for Youth, is a group of committed citizens that includes all sectors of the Hastings-on-Hudson community including (but not limited to) youth, parents, educators, community members, the police department, local business owners and the faith community. The goal of the coalition is to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances among youth.

What's Cooking?

At the Community Center for Middle School Youth

What's Cooking? (formally Cooking with Kimberly) is a program developed by the Hastings Youth Council and coordinated by Council adult volunteers. It is held once a month for approximately ten village middle school students who assemble as a family unit to learn how to prepare and eat healthy foods through food preparation,  cooking and eating .

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