Glen Cove, recognized last fall as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by a Washington, D.C.-based children’s advocacy group, is set to celebrate the honor today with an event at Finley Middle School.
The city was one of five municipalities in New York State to earn the title, awarded by America’s Promise Alliance to communities that prioritize youth and work to raise graduation rates. It was the only municipality on Long Island to be named in the 2011 cycle.
Today’s “Celebration of Youth” in the school’s cafeteria will include refreshments and entertainment from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade youngsters and from 7 to 9 p.m. for children in sixth through 12th grades. Children’s families are also invited.
Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos called the celebration “a feel-good type of thing.”
The city was to receive a $2,500 grant and access to America’s Promise Alliance’s community development resources for the award.
Above: Glen Cove City Hall