Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – The CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County is offering a full schedule for the fall / winter session.
The CYO program features a variety of activities to aid in the recreational development of youth in Fulton, as well as the surrounding communities of Oswego County.
CYO supervisor Stacie Roberts, is looking forward to the fall schedule.
“CYO provides positive recreational and educational activities for children in our community. The children really enjoy the program and have the opportunity to make new friends learn how to interact with their peers in a social environment,” she said.
All activities are free of charge and are supervised by a trained staff. The staff encourages youth involvement in both structured and non-structured 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 development.
The fall / winter 2012 – 2013 schedule the CYO will be open to youth in grades 2 – 12, Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Activities include; basketball, foosball, dodge ball, ping-pong, billiards, computer games, and more. There are also a number of computers available for youth including several that have computer access to assist them in doing their homework.
The CYO program will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following holidays: Columbus Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day. Additionally, CYO will be open from 3 to 7 p.m., weather permitting, on snow days and during school breaks.
The CYO Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, currently located in the vacant St. Michael’s Church, at the corner of West Third and Beech streets in Fulton, offers youth a safe, non-threatening, nurturing atmosphere with positive role models.
For more information regarding the CYO Program, call Roberts at 315-598-3980.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO program are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau; the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.