Aquebogue, NY - August 21, 2015 - On Thursday, August 20th, Suffolk County Legislators Sarah Anker and Al Krupski attended the Guidance Center’s Starfish Ball. The event was held at The Vineyard in Aquebogue and raised funds for Guidance Center programs that work to strengthen families through prevention education. The event included a dinner, raffles, an award ceremony, and music.
At the event, the Guidance Center honored the Suffolk County Youth Bureau. Legislators Anker and Krupski helped to honor the Suffolk County Youth Bureau with a proclamation. The Bureau was created in 1979 as an entity within the Office of the Suffolk County Executive. Its mission is to successfully meet the needs of Suffolk County youth by ensuring effective countywide planning, thoughtful development, and efficiency in the management of resources necessary to sustain the County’s youth service system.
According to Legislator Krupski, “The Guidance Center is a great resource on the North Fork for both parents and kids. They work with families and individuals to help build self-esteem and teach young people the life-skills needed to avoid self-destructive behaviors like alcohol and drug abuse. I am happy to join them in honoring the Suffolk County Youth Bureau for the great work they do on behalf of children throughout our county.”
“I am proud to honor the Suffolk County Youth Bureau,” said Legislator Anker. “This government agency is integral to educating our youth about a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and to supporting our youth service system.”
The Guidance Center is located in Southold and works to improve the well-being of people of all ages within the community through prevention education and other effective programing. For more information about the Guidance Center, please call (631) 664-9886.