West Islip Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.
Fifty AmeriCorps members will be recruited from the local community to work with 1,750 economically disadvantaged youth in the communities of Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip. Members will address the educational needs of students in elementary, middle and high school as well as high school non completers. Members will provide academic support, career exploration / work readiness, mentoring, social / emotional learning and Healthy Minds / Healthy Bodies / Healthy Communities. Service learning and community service projects will be an integral part of the Member's experience. Activities will take place after the school day, evenings, weekends, and summer.