Teen Service Manager Theresa Owens writes, "On Thursday December 4, our Teen Department and the Life Skills class of the Hampton Bay Middle School, worked together at the library to make holiday treats and snacks. Teens with special needs were paired with teen volunteers and worked in teams to create take-home gifts of decorated chocolate and caramel candy pretzels. They also learned how to prepare yummy holiday inspired red and green sandwich pinwheels. This program was facilitated by Selina Pasca, co-founder of the East End Children’s Theater Company. Volunteers received 2 hours of community service credit for attending and 24 teens were in attendance!
Hampton Bays Middle School Life Skills Mission Statement: To help students become happy, successful individuals at school, home, and in the community. To provide education that fosters acquisition and utilization of knowledge and skills, meaningful and satisfying interaction with others, appropriate self-advocacy, social conscientiousness and participation, and life-long healthy life styles."