Local Agencies to Host Youth Program Forum
September 22nd, 2014.
Oswego, NY ? Representatives from a number of Oswego County?s human services agencies will host an Oswego County Youth Program Forum on October 23 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.
Executive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cut line for photo: Members of the planning committee for Oswego County Youth Program Forum meet to finalize details for the event. Scheduled for October 23 at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Extension Site the informative program will highlight the many services and programs that are available to youth in Oswego County. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Seated from left are: Ali McGrath with United Way of Greater Oswego County; Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities; Melanie Trexler, executive director, United Way of Oswego County; and Heather Tebidor, Employment Specialist Oswego County Workforce NY. Standing from left are Jennifer Losurdo, Oswego City County Youth Bureau; Brian Chetney, executive director, Oswego City County Youth Bureau; and Karen Meyer with the Department of Social Services Youth Service Unit. Absent from the photo are committee members, Linda Brosch, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Kelly Otis, Oswego County.