HUGS, Inc. offers a myriad of programs supported by national experts and research as having proven effects on reducing risk factors and building protective factors in those who receive them. HUGS provides a full complement of workshops, assemblies, parent education, and youth training. Given the diverse needs of Suffolk County communities, the ever-changing alcohol and drug trends, and the societal pressures on youth, HUGS will customize training and workshops to address the needs of youth, parents, schools, workforces and communities in the areas of substance use, bullying, resilience, team building, leadership, and empowerment.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Monday - Thursday
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Westhampton Beach, NY
The Drop-In Center is an after-school program for students attending middle school in Westhampton Beach, operating Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5:00 PM. Overseen by professionally trained HUGS staff, the Drop-In Center is designed to ensure a safe, educational, social, and recreational place where students are given the resources they need to grow and learn important life skills.
Providing an opportunity for youth to strengthen interpersonal skills, promote healthy choices, and to foster leadership skills in an environment that encourages self-growth, self-respect, and respect for others. Daily activities are organized by staff to build on these life skills while socializing with peers regarding team building, leadership, self-esteem, drug and alcohol awareness, and bullying prevention.