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Alpha Phi Omega Receives Youth Service Grant from National Office

OSWEGO, NY – Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity is pleased to announce Epsilon Nu Chapter at SUNY Oswego as one of the 50 chapters being awarded the 2015 Alpha Phi Omega Youth Service Grant.

The Youth Service Grant program provides funds to Alpha Phi Omega chapters for Spring Youth Service Day projects and other similar events which are socially positive service projects for pre-college age youth.

Each year, chapters submit applications and project ideas for review and are then selected based on the impact their projects will have on the children and teenagers in their community.

This year, Epsilon Nu Chapter was selected to receive the Youth Service Grant, along with 49 other chapters nationwide.

The service project that Epsilon Nu Chapter sponsored with their grant money was a Youth No-Sew Blankets project.

Several brothers headed to Fitzhugh Park Elementary School on April 20.

Students in grades 3-6 were celebrating their successful participation in the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program at the school. As part of the reward for portraying good choices in safety, respect, responsibility, and problem solving the school held this celebration for them.

The Youth Service Grant sponsored the purchase of fleece so brothers could sit down with these students at a station and have a meaningful conversation with them while making a no-sew tie blanket.

The students got to take the blanket home with them for comfort, a memory of a good day, and a reward for doing so well in the program.

Epsilon Nu Chapter at SUNY Oswego was chartered into Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity in December 1947. Since that date, the chapter has maintained a positive presence throughout the SUNY Oswego campus and surrounding community.

Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service fraternity – college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity.

Since 1925, more than 400,000 students have chosen Alpha Phi Omega, making the fraternity the nation’s largest Greek letter fraternity.