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 Sue Cwynar, director, at for more information or to volunteer.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interested in Learning More about HySOY?

Are you interested in learning more about what the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force is all about? If so, you can meet current board members and volunteers at two upcoming events.

June 9 & 10: Hyannis Maritime Festival-we will have a booth at Azelton Park with children's crafts, sponsorship opportunities and more information about what we do. We have some great prizes to give away as well. Feel free to visit us and learn more.

June 17: Father's Day Car Show--Hyannis Main Street--visit our booth in front of the Hyannis Public Library and learn more about us and sponsorship opportunities.

As always, feel free to email us at for more information.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Summer Reading Volunteers Needed

The Summer Reading Program will take place this summer from July 10-August 16th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12pm at the Hyannis Public Library and 4-5pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. We will have an Information Session for prospective volunteers on June 18th at 4pm at the youth center's United Cultures Resource Room. Please RSVP to this post or email if you are interested in volunteering 1 hour per week for 6 weeks.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Interested in Becoming a Mentor at Hyannis West?

We had two great Mentor Information Sessions in May, but it's not too late to sign up to become a mentor, or learn more about the program, for the 2012-2013 school year.

If you think that you would like to:

  • spend one hour per week with a student at Hyannis West Elementary
  • can commit to a minimum of one year, with a preference of four years to the same child
  • make a difference in the life of a child and provide positive support to a great school
Please contact us at We will offer training in the fall and mentoring will begin in October 2012.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

End of the Year Homework Help Party

We are planning to have a party the last week of Homework Help at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (June 13-16). Let us know if you'd like to help with food, drinks, decorations or little end-of-the-year gifts for our 30 Homework Help kids!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

HySOY 1st Anniversary Party May 8th at 6pm

Join the Hyannis Supporting our Youth Task Force for our 1st Anniversary Party on 
Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm 
in the United Cultures Resource Room at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Everyone is welcome to celebrate building positive community with our youth through mentoring, homework help, literacy initiatives and sponsorships. Please RSVP to