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Youths Get A Chance To Advance

Twenty four children and teens from EAC’s (the Education & Assistance Corporation’s), Chance to Advance program experienced a Day at the Theater at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater. EAC’s Chance To Advance Program supports children in foster care ages 6 to 21 and provides these youths with enrichment programs and life-skills workshops free of charge, encouraging them to stay in school and continue their education beyond high school.The John W. Engeman Theater partnered with the new restaurant Jellyfish in Centerport to create a unique Day at the Theater for the Chance to Advance Summer Camp program. The day included lunch and ice cream before the show at Jellyfish. Following lunch, the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport donated tickets to the Broadway Hit show Hairspray,now playing at Engeman’s theater through August 28. At the show the campers also received a complimentary snack and a drink to enjoy at the theater.”Our kids had a great time and couldn’t stop singing and dancing,” stated Jenette Bon, EAC’s Chance to Advance Program Director. “It was a wonderful opportunity for them to experience seeing live theater. We are extremely thankful to the management team at the John Engeman W. Theater for giving them a day they will not forget.”

Chance To Advance was created by EAC to further enhance the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and FCAP (Family Court Advocate Program), programs which provide the court with trained volunteers who investigate, monitor, and report to the court on the status of individual children in foster care. Founded in 1969, EAC is a not-for-profit human service agency that administers 66 programs across Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City.

EAC is a leading human service not-for-profit that helped more than 65,000 people last year with programs and services that provide educational, vocational, counseling and mediation services, rehabilitation for non-violent offenders and support to children, families and senior citizens.

For More information on the CHANCE TO ADVANCE PROGRAM, please call 631-439-0480 or visit www.EACINC.org. For more information on the new restaurant Jellyfish or Thatched Cottage please call 631-261-1900 or 631-262-0300. For more information or to purchase tickets to Hairspray contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com

Hairspray will play the following performance schedule:

Wednesdays at 8:00pm

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

IN ADDITION, there will be special matinee on:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 2:00pm.

Tickets are NOW ON SALE and are $60. Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport

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