Aktion Club at NYFAC
Aktion Club at New York Families for Autistic Children allows teenagers and adults living with disabilities to participate in community service projects, gain leadership skills and become more involved in society. The mission of Aktion Club is:
to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills
to serve their community
to be integrated into society
to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities
Key Club International, the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 267,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
St. Helen's Catholic Academy Builder's Club
Builders Club, with more than 46,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.
St. Helen's Catholic Academy
K-Kids Club consists of elementary school students from 1st to 3rd grade who work alongside the Builders Club students and assist with their projects.
Our Halloween Parade is in its 30th year. Complete with local dignitaries, grand marshals, classic cars, balloons, marching High School Bands, and over 1,500 children and adults in costumes, the parade moves south down Cross Bay Blvd. Always in attendance are our local Boy Scout Troop 237, troops from other communities, The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps, and the New York City Police Department. At the end of the parade route, the marchers are met by our members distributing pizza, hot dogs, soda, goody bags.