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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.

Monday, September 10, 2012

HySOY September 2012 Meetings--All Welcome

Hello Everyone:

I hope that you had a great summer! Here are a list of meetings for September, all are in the United Cultures Resource Room of the Hyannis Youth and Community Center:

Tuesday, September 11th         5:45pm socialize        6-7pm HySOY general meeting--initiatives, programs, vote for new treasurer

Saturday, September 15th       11am-2pm Cape & Islands Family Festival at the Cape Cod Mall. 
Volunteers Needed for our Booth!

Tuesday, September 18th         5:15pm socialize        5:30-7pm HySOY meeting--Technology--bring your laptop, IPad or email us if you need one to use--we'll go over email, spreadsheets, lists and other useful things.                
                       Email me if you are tech savvy and can provide childcare instead.

Thursday, September 20th      3:30-4:30pm Homework Help Training for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Any high school student wanting to help out can attend this training.

Saturday, September 22nd                                        10am--Be at the HYCC for the 3rd Birthday Celebration--recruit volunteers and new families for our programs. Volunteers Needed.

Tuesday, September 25th    4-6pm Homework Help Training for ADULTS. Any adult interested in helping out with Homework Help should attend this training.

Tuesday, September 25th          5:45pm socialize       6pm--HySOY Meeting--programming, administrative tasks for Mentoring & Homework Help

Wednesday, September 26th     7 to 8:30pm--HySOY Mentoring Training for mentors at Hyannis West Elementary School

Please email me back if you plan to attend any or all of these meetings. Everyone is always welcome and we'd love to add some new members to our core group this year!


Moira Bundschuh
HySOY, Inc Director

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Homework Help Program Volunteer Training Dates

Upcoming Training Dates:

High School Students:   Thursday, September 20th from 3:30-4:30PM 
at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Adults: Tuesday, September 25th from 4-6pm 
at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center

We will begin the Homework Help program again this year in October with Homework Help for students in grades 3-5. This year we have added third grade to help Hyannis West Elementary students in their transition from this school to the Grade 4/5 School. 

We will service 28 kids on Monday/Wednesdays and another 28 kids on Tuesday/Thursdays. In addition, we will have a recreation staff person assisting us with students in their recreational activities. We are currently seeking one volunteer per day to step up and be the "coordinator" for that day. That person will coordinate attendance, snacks, manage volunteer and student needs and check students out of the program.

Volunteers may choose different areas in which they would like to serve:
  • Homework Help--helping students with their daily assignments and projects
  • Skill Building--helping students to work on their English and Math Skills
  • Reading--helping students to complete at least 15 minutes of reading per session
  • Recreation--helping students be active and learn important skills like working in a team, turn taking and conflict resolution
The program will go from 3-5:30pm. Students will rotate through different areas of the program in groups of 8 (for 4 & 5th graders) and 10 (for 3rd graders). As a volunteer, if your day stays the same (such as volunteering on Wednesdays, etc) you will have the opportunity to forge a meaningful relationship with the children in your group. We noticed gains in academic achievement, peer relations and overall self-confidence with the young people that joined us last year. We will use the United Cultures Room, Shepley Room and various recreational areas. 

Please email if you plan to join us as a volunteer this year, your availability--days of the week, and the area in which you might like to volunteer. Also, please forward this post to any friends or relatives that you think may enjoy joining us in this program.

Upcoming Training Dates:

High School Students:   Thursday, September 20th from 3:30-4:30PM at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Adults: Tuesday, September 25th from 4-6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center