Written by: John DeRousie: Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Residents of Fulton Mill Apartments in Fulton enjoyed a special visit from the youth in the Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO Mentoring Program. CYO participants joined residents in creating Count Down to Christmas Chains.
“It was a memorable day for both the children and the residents,” said CYO Supervisor, Stacie Roberts. “I am very compassionate about developing intergenerational relationships as they strengthen individuals, families and communities. To see the residents interact with the children in our Mentoring Program is priceless. There was a lot of smiles and conversation as the residents enjoyed having additional activities and our youth appreciated the chance to spend some time with the residents.”
The CYO Mentoring Program matches elementary school children with high school students and provides them with peer support and a positive role model. Mentors provide friendship, guidance, and support through one on one time and group activities.
Made possible in part through grants from United Way of Greater Oswego County, NYS Office of Children and Family Services through Oswego City/County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Opportunities and Entergy, the CYO Mentoring Project is a school based mentoring program that 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, cooperative learning games and 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. For more information on the CYO Mentoring Program you may contact Roberts at 598-3980 or visit Catholic Charities’ website www.ccoswego.com
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.
Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, NYS Office of Children and Family Services through Oswego City/County Youth Bureau and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.