A NOT-FOR-PROFIT community-based agency, dedicated to helping youth and families
cope in today's changing world. We serve as a prevention model for the
North Shore Communities in developing anti-violence, drug and alcohol-free projects.
P.O. Box 1286 • Rocky Point, NY 11778 • (631)744-0207 • Janene Gentile, MA, CASAC, CPP • Executive Director

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Drop In Lounge

The North Shore Youth Council continues to operate its drop-in lounge program and reminds you that it is for area youth in grades 6 through 12.

This program is an after school recreational program and you must register. The program will include parent participation for special events.

Registered children in the Rocky Point school district may take the late bus from the Middle School to our facility on the grounds of the Joseph A. Edgar School. Bus passes will be issued and must be presented to the bus driver upon boarding.

Activities include pool, video games, Wii, TV., board games, outdoor activities, movies, arts and crafts, etc.. Homework helpers are available if needed.

The program participants receive mentoring training and they may be incorporated into our child care program as “big buddies”. Other volunteer activities may include community service projects. These volunteer projects enable the kids to grow and learn social developmental skills as they move into their teen years and young adulthood. Community service is awarded to those teens who give of their time.

Adult supervision along with a team of community-based counselors to gently structure and guide the program participants is provided.


  • All participants are expected to be RESPECTFUL to staff and one another.
  • Physical aggression (pushing, hitting, kicking) is unacceptable, and will result initially in "time-out" with a warning, second warnings will warrant a call to the family and possible request for participant to not use the facility for a specified time. Parent conference will be required for children to re-enter after suspension.
  • Drop In Participants are expected to assist with snack distribution and clean up.
  • There is to be no cursing or name-calling. (Time out and phone calls home may result.)
  • Respectful use of equipment is expected.
  • Students who come to Drop In may not leave the grounds and come back (except by special arrangement)

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