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Local Agencies To Host Youth Program Forum

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Representatives from a number of Oswego County’s human services agencies will host an Oswego County Youth Program Forum on Nov. 18 at SUNY Oswego Phoenix Extension Site.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at 9 a.m.

Members of the planning committee for Oswego County Youth Program Forum meet to finalize details for the event. Standing from left are: Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego, Melanie Trexler; and Silvia Langdon of Oswego County Division of Employment and Training. Seated from left are: Tina Malcott of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; and Executive Director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Kathy Fenlon. Absent from the photo are committee members David Canfield of the Youth Advocate Program, and Mike Perkins of the Oswego YMCA.
Members of the planning committee for Oswego County Youth Program Forum meet to finalize details for the event. Standing from left are: Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego, Melanie Trexler; and Silvia Langdon of Oswego County Division of Employment and Training. Seated from left are: Tina Malcott of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; and Executive Director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Kathy Fenlon. Absent from the photo are committee members David Canfield of the Youth Advocate Program, and Mike Perkins of the Oswego YMCA.

Open to anyone interested in learning about the many services and programs that are available to youth in Oswego County, the Youth Program Forum will provide youth service providers with an opportunity to share information on their programs while learning about other youth programs that exist in Oswego County.

“The Youth Forum is an excellent example of our human services agencies working together to help achieve a common good…helping our youth and their families.  This kind of collaboration truly demonstrates the Live United concept that we are all connected,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

Director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Kathy Fenlon, chair of the event’s planning committee, explained that the format of the forum would allow for agency representatives to present a synopsis of their particular program followed by a short question and answer period.

The presentations will touch on a number of the youth services that are available.

Additionally, there will be an information area where attendees may learn more about many of the other youth services offered in Oswego County.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for youth services providers to come together and show the community what they have to offer the youth of Oswego County as well as inform them about careers and employment opportunities that exist in their organization,” added Ms. Fenlon.

For more information on the Oswego County Youth Program Forum, you may contact Trexler at the United Way of Greater Oswego County 593-1900 ext.201 or at [email protected]