Annual Cut-A-Thon

Local boys received haircuts in time for the upcoming Christmas holiday during the Southwest Community Center’s annual Christmas Cut-A-Thon. Local Barbers donated their time and talents Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Read More »

Writing it Out

Writing program encourages young people to take action, express themselves with words Nearly 100 middle school and high school students turned out on a recent Saturday for a free writing class — the latest effort by Marcelle Haddix, an education professor who has led youth-centered writing programs for the past five years at the Beauchamp Library and the Dunbar Community ... Read More »

Can You Spell I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y?

University College of Syracuse University was one of a dozen companies and organizations in Syracuse to participate in the Corporate Volunteer Council’s annual dictionary day held recently. Every third-grade student in the Syracuse City School District received a dictionary as part of the annual initiative. Read More »

Competition Kindles Engineering Passions Among Area Students

As the research associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Syracuse University, Peter W. Plumley often asked his freshmen class why they decided to take on an engineering path. In response, he often hears back “because I was in an engineering design competition in sixth grade.” Those answers became the biggest driving force for Plumley, along with ... Read More »

Young And Talented

Parents make a difference by getting involved with dance program For Akilah Cage, a former South Side resident who runs a dance program for youth citywide, support from the parents of her young students has made all the difference in the success of her work. “With parental involvement, it allows the kids to feel just as good as they do ... Read More »

ACT-SO Program to Hold Kick-Off

The Onondaga branch of the NAACP will hold a special event for local high school students with the goal of bringing them into an academic program that would link them with adult mentors in a specific field of their choosing. The meeting will be held on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the South Side Communication ... Read More »

Young volunteers learn about business at Tucker Church

Eight workers at the Kidz Cafe each Sunday master customer service Good manners is good business. It starts with a smile at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, where parishioners entering the Kidz Cafe any Sunday are greeted by young volunteers with an enthusiasm that rivals the voice of the pastor booming on the loudspeaker. Friendliness is one of the main qualities ... Read More »

Local Youth Compete at National ACT-SO Competition

Most people haven’t been able to pursue their dreams on a national scale, but two teenagers from Syracuse’s South Side have done just that. Corcoran High School junior Tevin Johnson and graduated senior Tracee Jennings participated in the annual national ACT-SO competition earlier this month. Johnson competed in the category of dance; Jennings, in the category of entrepreneurship. They were ... Read More »

Four Recognized by Syracuse Peace Action

Thursday, June 14, Syracuse Peace Action celebrated four area youth with a recognition dinner and awards for their projects and organizations focused toward youth activism. The youth: Rydell Davis, Eddie Mitchell, Jacob Reeder and Vivian Ho were honored at ArtRage gallery on 505 Hawley Ave. and their families were invited to dine with members of Syracuse Peace Action interested in ... Read More »