Back-To-School We Go
“Every child deserves to have the necessary resources to succeed in the classroom. That’s why I am proud to partner with Woodside on the Move to host this back-to-school drive for students here in Woodside. The supplies these children are receiving will not only give the students muchneeded tools to help with their education, but will ensure they get off to the right start on day one this school year,” said Crowley.
After touring the camp at P.S. 11 and talking to students about the need to focus on their education, Crowley donated back-to-school supplies to more than 300 campers, including notebooks, pens, pencils, paper and other needed items.
This is the sixth year Woodside on the Move has hosted the summer camp at P.S. 11 and the fourth year at P.S. 153. Both camps are funded by New York City’s program Outof School-Time, which provides academic, recreational and cultural activities for students during after-school hours, the summer and holidays. After funding for both programs was cut under the initial city budget, Crowley and other elected officials successfully rallied to have the funds restored to the after-school and summer programs.
“On behalf of Woodside on the Move, I’d like to thank Congressman Crowley for hosting this back-to-school drive today. It was inspiring to see the excitement on the faces of each of the children as they received their new school supplies. I look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Crowley as we ensure that every child receives the quality education they deserve,” said Woodside on the Move Executive Director Adrian Bordoni.