Local Agencies to Host Youth Program Forum

October 25th, 2013

114Oswego, NY ? Representatives from a number of Oswego County?s human services agencies will host an Oswego County Youth Program Forum on Friday, November 15th at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Extension Site. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Open to anyone interested in learning about the many services and programs that are available to youth in Oswego County, the Youth Program Forum will provide youth service providers with an opportunity to share information on their programs while learning about other youth programs that exist in Oswego County. ?The Youth Forum is an excellent example of our human services agencies working together to help achieve a common good?helping our youth and their families. This kind of collaboration truly demonstrates the Live United concept that we are all connected,? said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler. Interim Director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Brian Chetney, co-chairperson of the event?s planning committee, explained that the format of the forum would allow for participants to select from a series of workshops where agency representatives will present a synopsis of their program. The different workshops will touch on a number of the youth services that are available. Additionally, there will be an information area where attendees may learn more about many of the other youth services offered in Oswego County.

?The Oswego County Youth Program Forum is an excellent opportunity for youth agencies to come together and discuss the different services they offer to youth and families in Oswego County. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to network and ask questions,? added Chetney. For more information on the Oswego County Youth Program Forum you may contact Melanie Trexler at the United Way of Greater Oswego County 593-1900 ext.201 or at melanieunitedway@windstream.net.

Cut line for photo: Members of the planning committee for Oswego County Youth Program Forum meet to finalize details for the event. Scheduled for Friday, November 15th, the informative program will highlight the many services and programs that are available to youth in Oswego County. From left are: Heather Tebidor, Employment Specialist Oswego County Workforce NY; Jennifer Losurdo, Oswego City County Youth Bureau; Brian Chetney, interim director, Oswego City County Youth Bureau; Melanie Trexler, executive director, United Way of Oswego County; Karen Meyer, Senior Caseworker, Os. Co. Department of Social Services Youth Service Unit; and Gail Cooper, supervisor, Catholic Charities Children’s Mental Health Services.

Absent from the photo are committee members, Linda Brosch, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Gloria Weeks, Oswego County Opportunities; Christine Weaver, Workforce Development; and Kelly Otis, Oswego County.