The Liberty Partnership Program Family Dinner took place at Atkinson on Nov. 18, where parents were introduced to this unique after-school program. The program partners with Nassau Community College to promote students’ academic assistance, social and emotional learning, community service projects, enrichment/art projects, field trips, a summer program, and ensuring college and career readiness.

The director, Donntoya Bailey, introduced the program to parents and also had informational pamphlets available about college resources, career planning and financial aid opportunities. Parents were also introduced to the Liberty Partnership Program staff at Atkinson, comprised of Principal Consuelo Velez and teachers Bryan Fiore, Sharin Gross, Emily Hertzberg, Mauricio Riveros and Mariella Ryan.