Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

“The Center taught me that I was more than just a Bridgehampton kid…I have traveled to 3 continents this year, completed my master’s at Columbia, and am working on my doctorate. I owe it to the people at The Center who gave me love and confidence. The Center will always be my home.”

Karess Taylor-Hughes
Center Alum


Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center was created after a tragic fire in 1949 killed two children of seasonal farm workers at a migrant camp.  The Center continues to serve the African American, Latino and Native American families of the surrounding community in a caring space.  For many working parents, The Center is a lifeline. Children flourish in its many programs and play safely on the farm and fields which were donated to create The Center in the 1950s.

The Center’s purpose is to deliver the highest quality educational and recreational programs to local children, youth and their families. It is committed to motivating the children and their families to achieve their maximum potential. A diverse array of programs – after-school, teen programs, cultural enrichment, field trips, and an extensive college prep program, which includes financial planning, SAT prep, campus visits, and support during freshmen year of college – helps youth from 5 to 18 grow, expand their horizons, and succeed. Partnerships with the Parrish Art Museum and The Watermill Center make it possible for youth to explore the arts and work with international artists.

For more information, visit https://www.bhccrc.org/.


From the Executive Director:

Being on the East End of Long Island comes with a unique set of challenges. Many believe since we are in an affluent community, we do not face the issues other communities on Long Island face, but that is untrue. When I was approached to be a part of a new initiative called Community Voices, I was so thankful because it gave us the opportunity to come together with similar organizations from across the Island and lift our voices together. Through the initiative we have been able to better help families in our community and provide additional resources to our children. Many of our children will be first-time college attendees and we offer support to give them the best chance at succeeding. Community Voices is a wonderful group, and we are so glad to be a part of it. I look forward to our continued participation and ongoing success of Community Voices.”

Bonnie Michelle Cannon
Executive Director
Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

 

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