Teachers welcomed students to their classrooms on September 7th for the start of the new school year. Schedules were distributed, procedures explained including fire drills, and students began studying one-on-one and in groups with teachers in English, reading, math, science, art, woodworking, history, and more.
On August 18th, thirty Albany County families and youth of all ages (approximately 110 individuals) came to LaSalle for Back-to-School Night to receive information from 15 community organizations, chose from 85 backpacks donated by CAPCOM, and enjoyed a barbecue dinner with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and beverages. Organizations on hand included Capital District Planned Parenthood, Albany Police Department TRAC, Capital District Pride, START Children’s Center and the Capital Region, Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Trinity Alliance, Quail St. Boxing, Fidelis Care, Equinox, Albany County Police Athletic League, Wave Riders, YOUTH POWER!, Youth L.I.F.E. Support Network, My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, and Beverwyck Renegades Lacrosse Program.
LaSalle’s JRFC partners – St. Anne Institute and St. Catherine’s Center for Children Families – participated in the planning and welcomed families from both programs to LaSalle for this event.
LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. LaSalle is a member of The New York State Coalition of 853 Schools.