Fulton, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Students in the CYO Summer Program at Catholic Charities were treated to a special presentation by Billie Jo Crandall of the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board on the importance of roadway safety. Ms. Crandall discussed the rules of the road for bicyclists and pedestrians and spoke of the importance of wearing a seatbelt in a car and safely crossing the street. The children asked plenty of questions and learned vital lessons on how to be safe while playing in their neighborhood.
The CYO Summer Recreation Program is offered free of charge to children ages 6 to 14 and is held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, August 14th. Extended hours, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., are available upon request based on the needs of the family.
Children enjoy a variety of special events and activities designed to aid in the recreational development of youth in Fulton, as well as the surrounding communities of Oswego County. Children may attend the CYO Summer Program daily, or whatever days they choose.
Activities in the CYO Summer Program include; daily recreational activities, outdoor recreation at local parks, special presentations, and awareness groups, arts & crafts, a reading program for 6-10 year olds, and other fun activities. Children also have the opportunity to discover the game of tennis with instructional classes held at the G. Ray Bodley tennis courts. Tennis instruction is sponsored by the USTA through the Oswego City/County Youth Bureau.
Trained staff supervises all activities and assists all participants as needed to insure that they receive the full benefits of the program as well as help in their physical and mental developments.
Children receive a free lunch daily through the USDA Summer Feeding Program sponsored by the Food Bank of Central New York.
Parent participation in the CYO Summer Program is encouraged and appreciated. Parents are welcome to attend game and themed days, assist with the reading program, and come involved in the many activities that the program provides for their children including the annual talent show.
The CYO Summer Recreation program is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the NYS Office of Children and Families, and the City-County Youth Bureau of Oswego County. For more information on the program contact Jim Smiley, CYO Director at 598-3980.
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, the County of Oswego, and private donations by individuals, local companies, and organizations.