On April 22, 2023, Legislators Leslie Kennedy and Trish Bergin presented the Hauppauge Youth Organization with $2,500 grant from Suffolk County to help assist the organization’s mission. The monies presented were raised via the newly implemented school bus red light camera program.
“When deciding where to allot resources from the budget, organizations like the HYO clearly deserve our support for the amazing work they do with our area’s youth,” said Legislator Leslie Kennedy. “Youth involvement in sports strongly correlates with positive outcomes in education, self-esteem, and body perception.”
"Bus Safety needs to be a discussion we have with all of our children and drivers need to be cognizant as well," added Legislator Trish Bergin.