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Tennis Carnival Serves Up Fun For Youngsters

Alexis Williams uses both hands to send the ball back over the net.

The USTA Tennis Program teaches basic tennis skills and gives youth a chance to get outside and exercise, said the program’s coordinator. A carnival was held to give them a chance to show off what they’ve learned.

Mural Project Continues To Brighten Oswego’s River Walk

mural projectThe Springboard Mural Project has launched another season of bringing some color to Oswego’s Riverwalk West. Nearly a dozen young artists are collaborating on close to 20 new murals along the walkway.  The mural project is a youth-focused initiative, with the design concept and implementation directed by local young people with the support of the Springboard Mural Committee.

Youth Bureau Hosts Traveling Arts In The Parks This Summer

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau announces its 2011 schedule for the Traveling Arts in the Parks series. Each event is free and open to the public. Glenn Colton kicks off the 2011 season with a 1 p.m. performance on July 5 at Scriba Town Park on O’Connor Road. Colton has performed thousands of energetic concerts for children, parents and teachers since 1992.

County Legislature Hosts Students

Legislator Morris Sorbello goes over a resolution with student Dominic Sciacca during Thursday's legislature meeting.

On Thursday, students, representing schools from all across the county, sat with the legislators and took an active role in the meeting. Prior to that they visited other facets of county government and had a chance to debate and vote on their own ‘resolution.’

New Camp Hollis Director Passionate About His Work

Youth Bureau Director Kathleen Fenlon and Recreation and Youth Development Coordinator Brandon Morey recently visited Camp Hollis in the Town of Oswego to plan for the 2011 camping season.“Camp Hollis is a landmark for Oswego County. It really is. I am glad to be a part of it,” says Brandon Morey. There are certain things that make a camp a camp and should never be changed, never ever, he said, adding he hopes to continue and enhance Camp Hollis’ tradition for many years to come.

Proposed NYS Program Grant May Hurt Local Youth Bureau Programming

At Thursday’s meeting, the Oswego County Legislature will ask the state to reconsider instituting a program that would be detrimental to upstate youth. “Youth Bureau funding would be eliminated in many counties, which would promote inequities in prevention and positive youth development services across the state. It is economically not prudent to only support youth when they are at the doorstep of the child welfare and/or the juvenile justice system,” the director of the local Youth Bureau said.

Support Appreciated

Youth Bureau thanked

In honor of National Mentoring Month, Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently recognized the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau for its support of the CYO Mentoring Program.

Forum Highlights Services For Youth

The event, held in the Oswego YMCA Armory, provided an opportunity to learn about the many human services programs available to youth in Oswego County. It showed those present how their agencies could work together. The presentations touched on job training, mentoring, juvenile justice services, recreation and much more.

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