CELEBRATING YES COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER'S
May 11, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
494 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon
Please purchase your tickets & submit your digital journal advertisements by April 13.
Mark Wenzel's 40 years at YES
Mark Wenzel, Assistant Director of YES has committed his past four decades to serving the greater good within our organization and its surrounding communities. As a willing vessel, Mark has stepped forward each and every day, in all circumstances, in the pursuit of making a difference in all that he does.
Gary Cucchi, Progressive Marketing Group
Gary Cucchi , Vice President of Progressive Marketing Group has assisted YES and the local community coalitions with many projects over the past two decades. Gary not only brings his expertise in strategic marketing, communications and public relations, but so willingly shares his passion and understanding about the causes that matter to our organization. His efforts have demonstrated just how invested he is in strengthening organizations and communities.
The Massapequa Community Fund
With the utmost generosity and compassion, the
Massapequa Community Fund provided academic scholarships and financial aid to countless community members during times of profound need. Since its inception, the MCF stepped in during the most desperate times for our organization and the families that we serve, with the sole intention of providing relief and comfort to families in crisis.
The Commerce Plaza ExperienceStudents spend six weeks in their classroom studying economic educational objectives that teach them about writing checks, using a debit card, keeping a checkbook register, applying for a job and working as a group. These objectives are put into action as the students spend the day at Commerce Plaza. During their visitation, students work in one of the 12 simulated businesses, take 2 breaks, receive a paycheck and have the opportunity to interact with the other businesses.
What to Expect Before Commerce PlazaPrior to the students visit, they will learn basic economic principles in their classroom setting with commerce plaza’s, six weeks curriculum.
What to Expect While Inside Commerce PlazaA bank (sponsored by Capital One Bank), a school of higher learning (sponsored by Hofstra university), a snack shop (sponsored by IKEA), a financial credit union (sponsored by Jovia Financial Credit Union), a newspaper, a laboratory (sponsored by TrueTox Labs), a medical center (sponsored by Cohen Children’s Medical Center Northwell Health), a non-profit center (sponsored by United Way), an environmental impact center and various other businesses Experiential learning; teaching students about careers, economics and citizenship Students developing basic economic concepts and understanding of the relationship between business and consumers Each student assigned to a specific job at a specific place of business while cultivating a strong sense of civic and vocational responsibilities Students receive mock paychecks, deposit funds into their checking accounts, make purchases and understand charitable giving Students learn the intricacies of the work place, interacting with other businesses and having designated break times Students produce a daily newspaper that summarizes their involvement in the business community while at Commerce Plaza Students ultimately learn about the critical role that business plays in their lives and in the community
What to Expect After Commerce PlazaStudents return to their regular classroom for additional discussion and learning about careers, economics, business and community based on their day at Commerce Plaza.
Digital Journal Advertisements
YES' digital journal features full color advertisements displayed continuously throughout the event, highlighted on the Gala event page and social media, and digitally shared with all of YES' contacts. Full page ads will be printed and posted at the event space.
Ads should be sent “print-ready” in a PDF or PNG file format with correct sizing.
Deadline for Ad Entries: April 13, 2023.