Mentoring Program Facilitates Bullying Education

Submitted by Diane Ryan

(Oct. 2012) On a warm fall evening in October, many young people and adults in their lives crowded into Community Action Partnership’s community room to view, and participate in, the one-man play about Bullying Prevention: Standing By, Standing Up.

The play, written and presented by Tim Collins (originally of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill […]

Girls go Back to School in Style

From left, Faith Redmond (Chittenango), Ashley Darling (Chittenango), Brittany LaShure (Oneida), Katrina Cook (Oneida), Hannah Smith (Canastota) and Carol Kolodzizjski (Mentor Chittenango) take a first time ride in a limo, as a final treat at the end of the night.

(Oneida, NY – Aug. 2012) This Aug. 30 in Oneida, 25 young ladies from the […]

CORE Grants Awarded


The photo is of the group reps who shared in the total $3,250 of grant money.

Front row from left are Cindy McCall, CazCares Literacy Program; Lacy Westcott, MECS LEO’s Club; Diane Ryan, Community Action Program and Linda Cazer, Hamilton Baptist Food Pantry. Second Row from left are Chuck Fox, Community Bikes; Carla […]

Mentoring Holiday Party a Great Success


Pictured in the front row from left are mentees Jeanna Pittman of Morrisville, Emily Smith of Canastota, Jeremy Domena of Canastota, Serenity Ali of Canastota, Ciara Runice of Oneida and Connie Grimsley of Oneida, as the group digs into cookie decorating. Pictured in the back row from left are mentors Carla Fitzgerald of […]

Panel Presentation a Success, Free Parent Workshops to Follow


Marla Velky-Reger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Laurie Ann Ross, Assistant Director of Alternative Education at Madison-Oneida BOCES listen intently as Michele Ryan,YouthLibrarian at the Oneida Public Library, shares her perspective at the panel presentation on social networking and youth held Nov. 2.

Madison County Youth Bureau news

(Nov. 2011) The Madison County […]

Are Kids Ready to be Online?

Social Networking in the Lives of Elementary Youth

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 2011) Elementary parents and caregivers are invited to join a panel presentation on the importance of being aware of what children have access to on social networking sites. The panel presentation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, starting at 7 p.m. at the […]

Girls Night Out CAP Mentoring Event a Success


Pictured from left are Connie Grimsley, 9, of Oneida; Serenity Ali, 11, of Canastota; Kaitlyn Campbell, 10, of Morrisville; and Emily Smith, 9, of Canastota, pause for a quick photo during the CAP Mentoring Program’s Girls Night Out Event, where the young ladies of the program enjoyed a fun and self-esteem building evening, complete […]

Jumping Tour Pays Visit


Mark Rothstein of the national World of Rope Jumping tour visited Canastota High School’s Laidlaw Gym on May 19 to show young attendees the value of physical fitness and good character.

Hosted by CAP’s Mentoring Program

(Canastota, NY – May 2011) On May 19 Canastota High School’s Laidlaw gym played host to Mark […]

CAP Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Sue Ryan of Cazenovia (right), featured here with mentee Adrianne Baker of DeRuyter, was one of more than 30 mentors honored for their service at the CAP Mentoring Program’s Appreciation Dinner this January as part of National Mentoring Month.

Community Action Partnership News

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2011) The Community Action Partnership Mentoring Program celebrated […]