Thanks for Visiting!

Hyannis Supporting Our Youth, Inc. (HySOY) was birthed from the Greater Hyannis Civic Association's Voices of the Village meeting in April 2011. With an active core membership, and many others willing to provide mentoring, the group is diverse in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, pastors, business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives. Members work on Mentoring, Early Literacy Initiatives and Childhood Enrichment Opportunities to support our youth. We currently meet the first Tuesday of every month at 530pm at Faith Assembly of God (154 Bearse's Way) and new members and interested parties are always welcome. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, director, at hysoytaskforce@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mentoring, Summer Sponsorships and Literacy

We had an exciting week at the task force. We gave out information about our mentoring program at Hyannis West Elementary School, talked with parents about Summer Sponsorships, learned about keeping kids safe on the Internet and sorted books for our Early Literacy program.

We have about 20 children looking for full or partial scholarships to summer activities such as camp, swimming, tennis, sailing, basketball, baseball, gymnastics or arts and crafts. To fund these programs we still need to raise about $1500--with a little over $5000 having been generously donated so far! Thanks so much for your support!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hyannis West Mentor Information Sessions

Interested in making a difference in the life of a kindergarten student at Hyannis West Elementary School? Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force mentors spend one hour per week during the school year forming a dedicated friendship with one student. We are currently recruiting mentors for the 2012-2013 school year and will be having two Information Sessions:

Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center's United Cultures Resource Room

Saturday, April 28th at Noon at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center's United Cultures Resource Room

For more information and to RSVP email hysoytaskforce@gmail.com or call 508-258-9111.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summer Sponsorship & Door Prizes

Join our Summer Sponsorship Opportunities & Be Entered for Door Prizes!


We are currently seeking to sponsor students in our free Homework Help after school program at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center to attend activities during the summer. Some of the current sponsorship wish list items include swimming lessons, day camp, leisure programs, basketball and baseball camps.

When donating, you will receive an entry for a variety of door prizes for every dollar that you donate for the children’s summer camp programs.  The door prizes will be selected on June 17, 2012 and winners may pick up their prize at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center on Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.


Cape Cod Autumn Elegant Vacation – Mid -Week
Five Nights stay at the Commodore Inn- Harwich-
Picnic Basket/Wine


Women’s Eureka Townie Bike


Ice Time– For Men Only
Men’s Size 11 Hockey Skates
Men’s Large Bruins Shirt


Business Professional’s Special
Electronic Esthetics- PC System Cleaning
Laptop Case:, Phone Card


For Women Only
Port Cargo Women’s Designer Sweater
and Gift Card


Family Day at the Beach
Sea Street Café Gift Card/Beach Tumblers
Children’s Novels/Sandcastles Supplies


Golf Lover’s Gift
Hyannis Golf Course Framed Artwork


Designer Beach Attire
Mariner’s Mirror Designer Beach Bag
and Beach Blanket


Old Time Cape Cod
Centerville Country Store Framed Print


Italian Dinner for Two
Colombo’s Gift Card/Wine Bottle


Theater Lover’s Night Out
Four Movie Tickets and Popcorn

For more information, contact Moira at hysoytaskforce@gmail.com or (508) 258-9111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (508) 258-9111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

HySOY Early Literacy Book Drives

Looking for a quick way to help out our Early Literacy Initiative?

We are looking for volunteers to help with a book drive to collect new and like-new children's books for ages 2-8. This book drive supports the organization's Early Literacy Initiative. Volunteers will obtain and decorate boxes and place them at various locations around Hyannis. Get the whole family involved in decorating a box, placing it at a local business, checking to see when it is full and then dropping it off at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center on Tuesdays from 5-7pm. Contact Pat Cassidy, Literacy Coordinator, at pqcass@aol.com for more details and see our listing on www.capecodvolunteers.org.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Upcoming HySOY Events

FYI: No meeting Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm due to School Vacation Week.

Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm--Mentor Information Session--HYCC--learn more about mentoring a student at Hyannis West Elementary School for 1 hour per week during the 2012-2013 school year. Baked goods needed.

Wednesday, April 25th at 6pm--Internet Safety Workshop for Parents--HYCC, Shepley Room--In conjunction with the Barnstable Police Department and the HYCC, police officers will lead a workshop on keeping your child safe on the Internet.

Thursday, April 26th at 5pm--Sponsorship Information Session for Parents--HYCC--Parents of students in our Homework Help Program will learn about different summer activities and will receive help filling out sponsorship and scholarship application paperwork. Anyone with Spanish or Portuguese translation skills is urged to volunteer during this time. We are trying to place 28 Homework Help students into summer activities. Baked goods and sponsorship donations needed.

Saturday, April 28th at Noon--Mentor Information Session--HYCC--learn more about mentoring a student at Hyannis West Elementary School for 1 hour per week during the 2012-2013 school year. Baked goods needed.

Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm--Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Anniversary Party--HYCC--Join us in celebrating our 1st anniversary as an organization! Learn more about our different programs, meet other people that are involved and enjoy a fun social time with other people that are building positive community with our youth.

Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10th--Hyannis Maritime Festival--Azelton Park--Help us at our booth. We will be doing sponsorship donations, raffles and children's crafts.

Sunday, June 17th--Father's Day Car Show--in front of the Hyannis Library facing Main St--Help us at our booth. We will be doing sponsorship donations and raffles.
We have a lot of exciting events coming up this spring.

  • Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm - Mentor Information Session--HYCC--learn more about mentoring a student at Hyannis West Elementary School for 1 hour per week during the 2012-2013 school year. Baked goods needed.
  • Wednesday, April 25th at 6pm - Internet Safety Workshop for Parents--HYCC, Shepley Room--In conjunction with the Barnstable Police Department and the HYCC, police officers will lead a workshop on keeping your child safe on the Internet.