Huntington Station, N.Y. – For the second time in two weeks, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) temporarily assumed her former role as an elementary school teacher while she served as a guest reader at the Tri-CYA in Huntington Station. Bontempi is no stranger to the Tri-CYA, as earlier this year she stopped by as an after-school guest tutor.
“The Tri-CYA is a magnificent resource in the community,” said Bontempi. “Not only does it have some of the most caring and talented workers and volunteers, but it has tons of space for activities and an endless supply of books for all ages.”
The Tri-CYA provides a wide variety of services to individuals aged 5-21. In addition to its programs that foster education, recreation and intervention, the Tri-CYA is no stranger to stepping up for the entire community. Perhaps its most notable contribution to the greater Huntington area was demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic when it served as a vital family resource.
“Community-based organizations can be a real treasure, especially when they are multi-faceted like the Tri-CYA,” added Bontempi. “I look forward to continue doing what I can to assist the Tri-CYA in its mission, especially when it comes to helping our next generation succeed in their educational goals.”
In addition to serving as a guest reader, Bontempi donated supplies that were left over from her teaching days, such as markers, glue, paints, paper and various manipulatives (items that assist in the hands-on learning process). These items will no doubt be put to good use as the agency embarks on a brand new school year with many children eager to learn.
To learn more about the Tri-CYA, those interested can visit its site at: https://tricya.org/.