Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with other university and local organizations, is co-hosting a community services fair tomorrow, Dec. 4, where local families can learn about programs and services benefiting middle- and high school students. The fair will be held at the Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, from 5:30 to 8 pm.
Participating Hofstra groups include the Center for Educational Access and Success, Continuing Education, the Saltzman Center Counseling Services, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, and NOAH (New Opportunities at Hofstra). Available programs and services include mental health counseling as well as classes and interactive workshops in the arts, business, foreign and sign languages, health care skills, science and technology, sports and fitness, writing, and law.
The fair is part of the Center for Civic Engagement’s (CCE) newly launched Hempstead High School Initiative, which aims to improve academic performance and increase graduation rates among students attending Hempstead High School. Partnering with the CCE in this initiative are the Hofstra Center for Education Access and Success, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Family & Children’s Association, and the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.
Hofstra’s Regional Scholars programs also offer talented middle- and high-school students the opportunity to explore new academic interests, spend time on campus, and gain an understanding of what college-level work entails. Programs include the Hofstra Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, High School Student Press Day, Ladder to Leadership business training program for girls, Ethics Bowl, Summer Science Research, Dance for the Day, High School Shakespeare Program, and Model United Nations Conference