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September 23, 2018

Catholic Charities’ CYO Mentoring Project Recognizes Entergy


FULTON, NY – In honor of National Mentoring Month representatives from Catholic Charities of Oswego County recognized Entergy Nuclear for its continued support of the agency’s CYO Mentoring Program.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO Mentoring Program recently honored Entergy Nuclear with a special recognition in honor of National Mentoring Month. From left are: Tammy Holden of Entergy; program coordinator Ken Dennison of Catholic Charities; and Dick DenBlyker of Entergy.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO Mentoring Program recently honored Entergy Nuclear with a special recognition in honor of National Mentoring Month. From left are: Tammy Holden of Entergy; program coordinator Ken Dennison of Catholic Charities; and Dick DenBlyker of Entergy.

A school-based mentoring program, Catholic Charities’ CYO Mentoring Program matches elementary school children with high school students and provides them with peer support and a positive role model.

Students meet weekly throughout the school year and spend time together in a variety of ways including tutoring, games, activities and outings. Mentors provide friendship, guidance, and support through one on one time and group activities. Staff or volunteers of the CYO Mentoring Program supervise all activities and meetings.

“We at Catholic Charities of Oswego County are extremely grateful for Entergy’s continued support of the CYO Mentoring Program, said program coordinator, Ken Dennison. “Thanks to their generous donation, the CYO Mentoring Program has been able to provide beneficial experiences to both the mentors and mentees.”

“As a result of our partnership with Entergy, participants in our mentoring program have been able to experience a variety of activities that they would not otherwise be exposed to. These experiences have included both recreational and community service projects. The continued collaboration between Catholic Charities and Entergy demonstrates both groups’ commitment to the support of children and families. We at Catholic Charities of Oswego County are extremely grateful for Entergy’s desire in helping and giving back to our community,” he added.

Communications specialist Tammy Holden and Dick DenBlyker with Entergy Nuclear were pleased to accept the award on Entergy’s behalf.

“Entergy is proud to support Catholic Charities’ CYO Mentoring Project. We believe that reinvesting in the communities where we live will enhance the quality of life in those areas. By investing in this project we are investing in the development of our local youth and the future members and leaders of our communities,” said Holden.

The CYO Mentoring Program is made possible in part through grants from Entergy, HSBC, the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau, the United Way of Greater Oswego County, and Oswego County Opportunities.

For more information on the CYO Mentoring Program, call Dennison at 598-3980 or visit www.ccoswego.com

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