Our Programs

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

In each of the 172 VA Medical Centers nationwide there is an Elk committee at work.  Since 1917,  hundreds of thousands of Elks and their families have given generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.

Youth Activity


The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college  scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. Read more …

Hoop Shoot

A free throw basketball program for youth ages 8 – 13. The Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed.

Please contact Andrew Gaffia at 000-000-0000 for more information or visit our Grand Lodge site for detailed information.

Drug Awareness

Elks National Drug Awareness Program – the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause. Read more…

Soccer Shoot

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon. From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small suburban settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth. Read more …

Please contact Andrew Gaffia at 000-000-0000 for more information.

Junior Golf Program

Presently our Lodge do not participate in this program.

Dictionary Project

The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, SC. It’s primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third-grade as they transition from learning how to read to identify and use information. Over the course of the program nearly 15 million third-grade students have received dictionaries including about 2.5 million dictionaries donated in 2009. Read more …

 If you would like a dictionary for you child please contact Rick Belcher at 845-332-2765.


The newest program in Elkdom is an old one! Yes, it is the Junior Elks Program called “the Antlers.” It is a chance for young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in the many service-related projects our Lodges sponsor. Read more …

Youth Recognition

The “Teenager” and/or “Student” Program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in school and community life-fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, industry and farming. Their accomplishments should be recognized and praised. Read more …

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