Greetings from the 21st Century After School Program!
March has been amazing here at CCS! Clubs have been keeping our afterschool program busy and bustling with creative activities, ideas and as always, loads of fun!
Speaking of incredible events! On March 21st, Canaseraga students had the opportunity to work with Marsha Van Vlack from the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Participants got to work one on one with Marsha weaving their own creative works of art from recycled t-shirts. On March 19th, Students traveled to Alfred University to participate in a life size game of Monopoly! Using academic knowledge from the classroom, teams earned points and monopoly cash to buy up property and be the reigning game champs. A wonderful time was had by all including a few new high school mentors donating their time to be mentors and leaders.
Mentoring and leadership isn’t just happening in program, on March 13th, our CCS Teen Advisory Board representatives and 25 enthusiastic Canaseraga students attended the 2013 Allegany County Youth Summit. Held at Alfred University, this fantastic event is planned by youth for youth and gave students in several Allegany school districts a chance to give back and make a difference with activities ranging from Thank a Soldier to creating meals for local community kitchens and shelters. This year’s Summit started off with a heartfelt keynote address presented by Kayla W, a senior from Belfast Central School. Her message of hope, leadership, gratefulness and meeting ones potential was incredible and gave the over 200 attending students a new view of who they are and what they stand for. Congratulations to the Canaseraga members of the Teen Advisory Board, Dillon Swain, Hannah Young, Rachel Terry and Shawn Serra for helping create an incredible and successful experience! Congratulations are also in order for Madeline Bancroft and Shawn Serra for being named recipients of the 2013 Allegany County Youth Bureau Awards. These stellar youths were 2 of the 4 students recognized on April 24th at a special dinner and awards ceremony held at the Angelica American Hotel. Superintendent Kelly Houck as well as Mrs. Lefler and parents were there to watch as they recieved their awards and brought a sense of great pride to our community...AMAZING!
May’s clubs and events promise to be every bit as fun and exciting! This month we welcome clubs Kinect 360, Cake Boss, Scrapbooking and Medieval Times. CCS students will also be traveling to Alfred University to attend the Saxon Challenge and we will announce the final 5 students who will be attending the end of the year CYLI and AU Picnic! Also, we will be continuing the 2013 Flag Football Season with some awesome games!
Canaseraga School District Lead Youth Worker
*Katherine Lefler *Stacy Kozlowski
Lead Youth Worker 21st CCLC Manager
(607) 769-0056 (585) 268-7605 ext. 1225
AFTERSCHOOL TRANSPROTATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Monday-Thursday @ 4:45pm, 21st CCLC Program and Canaseraga Central School will be providing a bus to transport children home. ASAP, Sports Practice, ACCORD Afterschool Clubs...you name it, your child will now be able to participate and you can breathe easy knowing that they wil have safe reliable transportation home. Contact Katherine Lefler with questions or for more information!