Crowley secures funds for after school programs

Students from seven schools in western Queens will receive additional help with after school activities promoting science and engineering skills thanks to $10,000 in federal funding secured by Congressmember Joseph Crowley.

Crowley recently presented the $10,000 in federal Crime Stopper funds to Maspeth Town Hall to go towards their LEGO Robotics program, which schools are using more frequently to provide interactive science and math opportunities to middle and high school students.

Maspeth Town Hall runs an after school program that students from P.S. 229 in Woodside, P.S.12 in Woodside, I.S. 73 in Maspeth, P.S. 102 in Elmhurst, St Stan’s Catholic School in Maspeth, St. Adalbert in Elmhurst and St. Sebastian’s in Woodside.

“I am proud to present Maspeth Town Hall and their students with $10,000 in Federal funding for the after school LEGO Robotics program,” said Congressman Joseph Crowley. “The commitment and dedication demonstrated by organizations like Maspeth Town Hall are vital to the success of our community and provide much-needed support to our youth.”

The federal funds will help to train 14 college staff members, purchase materials and implement a six to eight week program. Goals for the program include youth collaboration, experience in team building and leadership, positive mentor and peer experiences.

“Thank you to my good friends Assemblymember Markey and Councilmember [Elizabeth] Crowley for joining me in celebrating Maspeth Town Hall’s program, and I look forward to cheering on our students later this year at the city-wide LEGO Robotics competition.”


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