South Side Achiever

Corcoran High School senior develops winning business plan Most girls never get a chance to design their perfect pair of shoes, but Corcoran High School senior Tracee Jennings has decided to pursue her dream beyond scribbling heels on a napkin. Her hard work has paid off. Read More »

South Side Achiever

Teen dances his way to Houston “An old soul,” “ambitious” and “hungry to learn” are all descriptions used to define traits of dancer Tevin Johnson, one of four recent winners of Syracuse’s ACT-SO competition. Johnson, a 10th-grader at Corcoran High School, will next move on to the national competition being held in Houston July 5 through 9. Read More »

Students Hone Writing Skills at 'Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme' Workshop

In the cafeteria of Bethany Baptist Church, more than 200 students, parents and teachers sang, danced and rapped all for the same purpose — to learn how to be better writers. The church, located at 149 Beattie St., was host to writing consultant Erik Cork. Cork, the founder of International Write Now, Inc., presented his high-energy, interactive workshop, “Rap, Rhythm ... Read More »

Connections Count

Mentoring programs collaborate to help young men get into college Justin Williams knows the value of making a simple connection. As an incoming freshman at George W. Fowler High School, Williams was academically apathetic and uninvolved in his community. One organization changed his perspective, and ultimately, his life. Read More »

SCSD High School Students Urged to Submit Work for Publication and Prize

Students currently attending ninth through 12th grades in the Syracuse City School District are eligible to submit entries in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual arts to the Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary published by University College of Syracuse University and sponsored by the Gifford Foundation. Read More »

Thirty-Two Students Awarded

Suits, dresses and boutineers were everywhere, but it wasn’t Prom. Outstanding students from middle school to graduating seniors were honored Saturday, June 11, at Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority’s 42nd annual Youth Achievement Awards Luncheon. Read More »

Event Provides Summer Reading for Local Youth

Books, bikes, and even a fire truck participated in the Sixth annual Light a Candle for Literacy parade on Saturday, June 4. Even spotty rain showers couldn’t keep the energy down, as students and community members chanted catchphrases like “Read a Book! Read a Book!” Read More »

Summer Camp Offerings

Valerie Hill, the director of community services at the Southwest Community Center at 401 South Ave., says that for her, summer programming doesn’t end when the leaves take on their bright autumn hues. “As soon as summer camp ends, I start working on summer camp,” Hill said. Read More »

Sewing Basics

Students start with sewing basics and then go on to create projects such as pillows, handbags Say Yes to Education recently started offering sewing classes to elementary school students on the South Side. Staffed by instructors from Peterson Sewing School, 920 Euclid Ave., the classes are for students at Elmwood Elementary and Roberts School. Students can enroll in a free, ... Read More »