Supplemental Programs & Partnerships
BEP GARDEN CLUB
BEP's Garden Club teaches not only teaches Butterflies to plant, grow, tend, and harvest produce, it instills healthy and sustainable habits. We are growing food to donate to the local community and pantries, as well as creating self-care and flower arrangements from our bounty! To learn more visit our Garden Club page here!
BEP JOB READINESS
BEP's Job Readiness Class prepares Butterflies looking to land their first jobs, and those who are looking to obtain better ones. The course also focuses on financial responsibility, such as saving and budgeting. Once the girls complete the program, they will receive job placements at our partner vendors. Job Readiness is a reoccurring class held every spring.
Peconic Baykeeper- an environmental organization dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island’s waters- leads educational and experiential field trips for our Butterflies. BEP participants learn about the ecology of our water systems by taking water samples, catching and identifying fish species, and more. We hope to create regular environmental programming with Peconic Baykeeper.
TERESA'S SILHOUETTE SPOT
BEP is so excited to be working with Teresa's Silhouette Spot. Teresa, who loves sharing art from her art, paints as a creative outlet as well as a means of mindfulness. She led a workshop for Butterflies where they not only created masterpieces, but an artistic spark was lit in each one of them! Please consider donating to sustain partnerships like these.
BEP has partnered with Southampton Youth Association to offer a Step and Drill Clinic this summer! This course will be taught from Tuesday, July 6th -Friday, August 6th. Butterflies will be teaching the classes with a performance for parents at the end of the clinic. We are so excited for this partnership and what the future may hold regarding collaborations with SYA!
BEP has teamed up with the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center to provide our Butterflies with singing, acting, and dancing lessons. Most recently, the Butterflies honed their performance skills in the course, and presented their talents in the Butterfly Showcase.
BEP also runs a film club with WHBPAC. Each month we invite you to watch a culturally relevant film, participate in a discussion, and rate the move. Refreshments provided! Call the office, 631-591-0759 for more details.
BEP is partnering with Chronicle Wines to teach our Butterflies about the array of career possibilities in the agriculture industry. Chronicle Wines is a women-led winery founded by veteran and award-winning winemakers, Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy. They work with vineyards that are cultivated with the highest level of care, and handcraft every vintage and spritzer themselves. We are beyond excited to work with these amazing, trailblazing women!