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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 Moira Bundschuh, director, at hysoytaskforce@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Summer Reading Tuesdays at the Hyannis Public Library

Hyannis Supporting Our Youth, Inc. will be providing summer reading support for students in grades 3-7 on Tuesdays, July 16th to August 13th from 11am-12pm at the Hyannis Public Library in the Children's Room. 

Any students entering grades 3-7 can join in for help in reading and completing the Barnstable Public School's summer reading worksheets.


Interested in signing up a student? 

Email:

hysoytaskforce@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Last Days of Homework Help May 22nd and May 23rd

Homework Help at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center will finish up for the year on Wednesday, May 22nd for students in the Monday/Wednesday group and Thursday, May 23rd for the Tuesday/Thursday group. Families are invited to attend for all or part of the time. We will have snacks and goodies provided and will have the students enjoy recreational activities during this time!


Program Overview


Hyannis Supporting Our Youth, Inc.
~building positive community with our youth~
(508) 258-9111

Organization Information & Services

Mission:

To build positive community with our youth.

Overview:

Supporting Our Youth, Inc. (HySOY) is a charitable organization created from the large 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 and homework assistance, 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 have joined subcommittees (Mentoring, Homework Help, Early Literacy Initiative and Childhood Enrichment Opportunities) to work on various areas to support our youth. We currently meet every Tuesday following the Barnstable School calendar at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room. New members and interested parties are always welcome. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, director, at hysoytaskforce@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Initiatives:

MENTORING & HOMEWORK HELP

The mentoring and homework help committees support youth in the following ways:
·   Provide adult/child mentoring at Hyannis West Elementary School. Mentors begin working with students in Kindergarten and follow the students for a minimum of four years.
·   Provide free homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00-5:30pm for students in grades 3-5.
·   Promote positive interactions between Hyannis West graduates and current students.

The purpose of this committee is to empower youth to make right choices. Our goal is to help them to reach to become the best they can be, achieve their potential and discover their strengths and build their self-esteem by knowing that their community cares about them. Currently, the committees focus on the Hyannis West Elementary School mentoring program and Homework Help at the HYCC. We rely on our fantastic volunteers for both programs. Mentoring volunteers begin in the fall of each year and Homework Help volunteers are trained on an as-needed basis throughout the school year.

EARLY LITERACY INITIATIVE

Understanding the connections between early reading skills and future academic success, this committee supports two ways of promoting books with children. The early literacy initiative strives to provide books to children in the Hyannis area. We accept donations of new or like-new books from individuals and businesses on an on-going basis. Volunteers deliver books to children as well as read to students at Hyannis West Elementary School. In addition, volunteers provide summer reading support for students in grades 3 through 7 for one month during the summer at the Hyannis Public Library.


CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The purpose of the Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO) committee is to partner with individuals, businesses, organizations, and like-focused groups in identifying the community’s enrichment opportunities in the areas of education, recreation and cultural programs and to provide sponsorships to enhance the lives of the youth in Hyannis. The committee is actively recruiting camps, sports, arts and music providers to provide free, reduced-cost or donor-sponsored options for Hyannis children to attend these activities. In addition, we accept monetary donations for full or partial sponsorships from businesses and individuals. Currently, donations provided for programs at the YMCA of Cape Cod are fully tax-deductible.

To obtain a sponsorship, parents of students in one of our programs fill out a simple form and the CEO board reviews the applications and matches children to available activities with full or partial sponsorships as funds are available.

For the last two years, two organizations donated spots for students to attend their programs: Faith Assembly of God in Hyannis gave 10 weeks of Kiddie Kollege camp for students looking for a day camp experience and The Harbor Hawks Youth Baseball Academy gave six week-long spots for children interested in developing baseball skills.


Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
A variety of opportunities exist to help support youth in the Hyannis community:
Mentoring:
A dedicated relationship between a caring adult and child at Hyannis West Elementary School. A minimum four-year commitment is necessary for this program. Volunteers begin in the fall of each year.
Homework Help:
Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00-5:30pm during the school year at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. For students in 3-7. New volunteers always welcome.
Summer Reading Program:
Provide summer reading support for students in grades 3-7 one day per week for one month in the summer at the Hyannis Public Library.
Early Literacy Initiative:
Provides new or like-new books for children in Hyannis. Volunteers provide books at Hyannis West Elementary School and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Donations are always welcome.
Sponsorships:
Provides full and partial sponsorships for youth to take part in extracurricular activities. Organizations can donate a space or reduced-rate membership for a child at their camp program, music, sport or art activity. Individuals and business can sponsor a child to participate in an extracurricular activity.
For more information about any of the programs, volunteer or donation opportunities, please contact Hyannis Supporting Our Youth, Inc. at hysoytaskforce@gmail.com or (508) 258-9111
or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HyannisSupportingOurYouth