John J. Bonacic's posts related to Youth

Senator Bonacic Discussing Issues with OCFS Youth Facilities - 5/26/10

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing recent issues with youth facilities run by the Office of Children and Family Services under the leadership of Commisssioner Gladys Carrión.


On Saturday, August 14th I attended the Ellenville NAACP's Annual Back to School-Stay in School Picnic & Rally held at Berme Park, Ellenville.
Pictured from L to R: Lee Constantino, Tanya Williams, Lisa Wiles, myself, Tamara Norman, Demetra Moody, James Anthony and Kazu Bernstein.

Jillian Dolce, an 8th grade student from Minisink Valley Middle School visited Senator Bonacic to discuss her Not-for-Profit, "One Step at a Time, Inc."

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, Jillian Dolce an 8th grade student from Minisink Valley Middle School visited Senator Bonacic to discuss her Not-for-Profit organization, One Step at a Time, Inc."  Jillian started her nonprofit organization last year while organizing a walk for Lymphoma Research in honor of one of her teachers.  Jillian was able to rais over $16,000.00, all of which was donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Lymphoma Research.

Jillian is currently organizing her 2nd Annual Walk for Lymphoma to be held on September 25th, 2011 in Shannon Park, Slate Hill, N.Y.  All proceeds will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center for Lymphoma Research.

Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Resolutions to New Eagle Scouts in Warwick

Senator Bonacic presented New York State Senate Resolutions to these five new Eagle Scouts at ceremonies held in Warwick, NY. The Eagle Scouts are Kyle Sarbak, Eric and Luke Segota, Tom Van Duynhoven, and Logan Vero of Boy Scout Troop #45. 

Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Certificates to the 2014 Orange County Youth Bureau Award Honorees

Senator Bonacic spoke at the 2014 Orange County Youth Bureau Annual Awards Luncheon on May 30, 2014 and presented New York State Senate certificates to the honorees who have a positive influence on the communities throughout Orange County.

Senator Bonacic Honors Four New Eagle Scouts

Senator Bonacic presented NYS Senate Proclamations to new Eagle Scouts (l to r) Robert Matuszewski, III; Ben Grawi; Neil Penwarden; and Matthew Matuszewski from the Village of Florida's Boy Scout Troop 44 at their ceremony on Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Their Eagle Scout projects included the building of benches and picnic tables for Florida’s Walter Sturr Park and Glenmere Park, as well as cleaning up Glenmere’s talking trail, and  adding mile markers and a trail map.    

Senator Bonacic Discusses Wellness for Youth and Funding Priorities with Frost Valley YMCA Representatives

Senator Bonacic met this morning with two representatives from the Frost Valley YMCA. The representatives were in Albany as part of YMCA Advocacy Day. The discussion focused on wellness for youth and funding priorities. The Frost Valley YMCA is located in Claryville, NY, and is one of the premier outdoor camping, group retreat, and environmental education centers in our great state.


(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that his bill, Senate Bill S.4368 has passed the Senate. This bill would instruct the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to work the Board of Regents to develop an education program that local school districts could choose to utilize, relating to hunting, fishing and outdoor education as a means to present students in grades nine through twelve with information about outdoor recreation opportunities.