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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sign Up Now For Summer Reading Help in Hyannis!

Students in grades 4-7 can sign up for

Summer Reading Help

through the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force. Volunteers will help students choose, read and complete requirements for the Summer Reading Lists provided by the Barnstable Public Schools.


July 10th through August 16th


Tuesdays & Thursdays


11am-12pm Hyannis Public Library


4-5pm Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Email or call 508-258-9111 to sign up your child. Please leave child's name, age, grade entering in September, parent name, telephone number, phone and email (if applicable) as well as what days/times you would like.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hyannis Summer Reading Program for Students in Grades 4 through 7

Summer Reading Help for Students in Hyannis

The Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force is providing:

Summer Reading Help for students entering grades 4-7

Students choose, read and complete assignments from the 
Barnstable Public School’s required summer reading list.

Summer Reading will take place on:

Tuesdays & Thursdays

July 10th through August 16th 

11am-12pm at the Hyannis Public Library 

4-5pm at the Hyannis Youth andCommunity Center’s United Cultures Resource Room

Children may feel free to bring a book or choose one when he or she arrives.

To sign up for this free service, email or call 508-258-9111, and list the days, times, parent contact information, children’s names and the grade in which he or she is entering in the September. Space is reserved for the first eight children in each time slot.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Next HySOY Meeting Wednesday June 27th from 4-8pm at HYCC

We have suspended weekly meetings for the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force for the summer--get out and enjoy the good weather.

We will have three meetings this summer:

Wednesday, June 27th from 4-8pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center to develop a budget and work on our 501(c)3 status

July--Homework Help


Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Reading Program

The Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force will be hosting a Summer Reading Program this year for students entering grades 4-7. Volunteers will spend one hour per week working with children either 1-on-1 or in small reading groups of the same book to help students complete their required summer reading. If you would be interested in volunteering one hour per week for 6 weeks (July 10-August 16) either Tuesdays or Thursdays 11am-12pm (Hyannis Public Library) or 4-5pm (Hyannis Youth and Community Center) please email us at We will have an Information and Training Session on:

Monday, June 18th at 4pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center's United Cultures Resource Room.

Also, we received wonderful donations of books for our summer reading program last year from Greater Hyannis Civic Association and Task Force members and would like to continue to supplement our library at in the United Cultures Resource Room at the HYCC. Students will use these books when they are there and we also use them during the year with our Homework Help program. If you would like to purchase (new or gently used) copies of the following books, or make a monetary donation for books (checks payable to the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force), please email us at

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Summer Reading Selected List

4th Grade Books & # of Copies Desired:

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Cleary, 3
Basketball Bats, Hicks, 5
Frindle, Clements, 5
Amazing Athletes Series: David Ortiz, Venus and Serena Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, David Beckham, Dwayne Wade, Freddy Adu, Maya Moore, Michael Phelps, Lerner Publishing Group, 5 of same person
Martin's Big Words, Rappaport, 5
How Big Is It? A Big Book All About Bigness, Hillman, 5
So You Want to Be President?, St. George, 5

5th Grade Books & # of Copies Desired:

Love that Dog, Creech, 5
Bud, Not Buddy, Curtis, 2
Lost and Found, Clements, 5
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lewis, 4
The Lightning Thief, Riordan, 3
Artemis Fowl, Colfer, 5
Hatchet, Paulsen, 5
Ella Enchanted, Levine, 5

6th Grade Books & # of Copies Desired:

Among the Hidden, Haddix, 5
The Lightning Thief, Riordan, 3
Hatchet, Paulsen, 5
Maniac Magee, 5
Al Capone Does My Shirts, 5
The View from Saturday, Konigsburg, 5
Bodies from the Ice, Deem, 5
Mummies: The Newest, Coolest, and Creepiest from Around the World, Tanaka, 5

7th Grade Books & # of Copies Desired:

S B. It, Weeks, 5
Hunger Games, Collins, 5
Million Dollar Throw, Lupica, 3
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Hoose, 5
Swindle, Korman, 5