Student Led Organizations

Mentor Oswego

Mentor Oswego connects college students with local children and adolescents in the Oswego Community. SUNY Oswego students act as positive role-models, while providing fun activities, programs and companionship to local youth. In the past year, we have significantly expanded Mentor Oswego to help address unmet needs of the community and the local school district. There are now a variety of different programs incorporated  under the Mentor Oswego umbrella.

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After School Programs:

After school programs are held at the Salvation Army and Fitzhugh Park Elementary.  Volunteers spend time with children ranging from five to fifteen, working on anything from homework to kickball.

Group Mentoring:

Volunteers work with students at Granby Elementary, Kenney Middle School and Fulton Junior High in a smaller group setting, some activities inlclude:  teacher assistance, leading group activites and helping with academic tasks.

One-on-One Mentoring:

A mentor is a caring, adult volunteer who is willing to spend time helping students succeed in school and gain life skills. Together, they work on activities addressing such areas as time management, organizational skills, study tactics, and building self esteem.

SUNY Oswego volunteers and service learning students are paired in a mentoring relationship with a child or adolescent from Fitzhugh Park Elementary, Oswego Middle School or Kenney Middle School. The mentor meets with their mentee at least once per week throughout the semester to build a trusting and lasting relationship.

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Lunch Groups:

Currently, we have one lunch group that meets bi-weekly at Kenney Middle School. SUNY Oswego mentors plan and facilitate social skills lunch groups at the middle  school. Groups target at risk youth who are in need of direction in specific areas. The lesson plan is designed around the needs of the children in the group.

Homework Clubs:

We facilitate an after school homework club at the Oswego Middle School . College volunteers will attend sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week to help children with subjects they are struggling in while providing positive influences and encouragement.

Students in all programs are required to commit to the program for at least one semester and an application

 

Office Hours in The Point, Marano 131 Campus Center

Sarah Hill (Coordinator & Group Leader)
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm & Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm

Christie Cockayne (Coordinator)
Tuesday 9am-10am, Thursday 9am-10am & Friday 2pm-4pm