At a basketball game between youths in the Nyack Center’s Teen Drop-In program and some “brave grownups” on July 3 in Memorial Park, the teens won, 17-12.
This was the first event organized by Rodney Smith, the center’s new Youth Outreach Coordinator, along with Teen Drop-In coordinator Johnsie Valdez and tutor Shawn Leonard. Afterward, they went back to the center for a barbecue, where the food was supplied or donated by Johnsie Valdez, Johnna Downing, Green Harvest Gourmet, Rochelle Pitt and the Nyack Center.
The center will host a barbecue welcome reception at 6 p.m. July 24 to officially welcome Smith. He’s worked in the New York City probation department for more than 15 years and has five children. The public is invited to meet him.
Photo courtesy of the Nyack Center of the winning team from July 3: From left, front row, Winn Joseph, Tyrell Augustine, Maurice Jones, Shawn Leonard, Dequan Rogers, Dexter Fisher, Wendy Jean. From left, back row, Dashawn Rodriguez, Jamar Jones, Shamir Howard, Rodney Smith.
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