Bethpage High School’s Student Civic Members Donate to LICC


On Friday, February 11, 2011, a presentation of $1000 was made to the Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) from Bethpage High School’s Student Civic members. This year's Student Civic Talent Show at the high school dedicated its proceeds to the work that LICC diligently executes daily. Their slogan "Any Problem, Any Time, Any One” reflects their mission: “Everyone has the right to free and anonymous help at any time, no matter who they are or what their needs might be.”

LICC offers crisis intervention, counseling, information and referral, and other supportive services primarily through a 24/7 telephone crisis hotline and live online counseling, as well as advocacy for appropriate services and programming on behalf of Long Island's underserved and disenfranchised population.

Development Director Fran Karliner received the check from Student Civic Executive Board members Dessiree Pendleton, Laura Coletta and Carley Okula and active participants, Amanda Arnold, Lisa Coletta and Jeanne Lavalley. Proud Principal Michael Spence and Student Civic Advisor Jacqueline Jill Rito were also available for the official presentation.

Thank you to the Bethpage community for their active interest and support in making meaningful events like this one a rousing success for these high school students.

Caption: Pictured from left to right are: Principal Michael Spence, students Amanda Arnold, Jeanne Lavalley, Dessiree Pendleton, Lisa Coletta and Carley Okula, and Director of Development for the LICC Fran Karliner.