Welcome to Smithtown Veterans Youth Program.
THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH!!!! IS A SPECIAL NIGHT, NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A BAND DOUBLE HEADER, THE VFW #395 FROM ST JAMES IS COOKING HOT DOGS....AND.... IT IS CARNIVAL NIGHT WITH GAMES AND COTTON CANDY!!
ANY CANCELATIONS WILL APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE BY 7pm!
No registration is required to participate in any of our programs!!
Come meet us down at Field Three!
The '''Smithtown Veterans' Youth Program, Inc.''' (SVYP), located '''ON''' Long Island, in New York State, is dedicated to teens of all communities to give them a place to go, people to talk with, and help guide them from illicit behaviors. It was originally known as the Sunken Meadow Youth Program.
Originally started in 1993 with the aid of the police and Project care of Huntington, the veterans of Smithtown, under Mike Brady (seen below), took over the Sunken Meadow Youth program in 1996 from Project Care with sponsorship from the Suffolk County police, Changing the name to Smithtown Veterans Youth Program and incorporating on June 18, 1996.
It was the first type of program of its kind on Long Island. Shortly after the first summer of its opening, clones of it was seen crossing Long Island over the following summers. Two other locations, but not the only ones, were Heckscher State Park and Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. These programs are funded by all levels of government.
Security has been provided by the Suffolk County police's C.O.P.E. division. However, budgetary constraints for the officers to man the parks holding the program has reduced the amount of nights some of these events were held for the summer of 2009. So, please contact your local politicians to support these programs.
Want to know more about our community efforts? Call us at 631-360-2690 or e-mail us at SVYPNY@GMail.com.