FULTON – The youth of Oswego are counting the PATH (Teen Homelessness Program) and YES! (Youth Emergency Services) will enjoy a healthier, more active winter thanks to a mini grant from the Oswego City / County Youth Office and the Office of Children and Youth Services. NYS family.

The mini-grant provides a full one-year membership in the Fulton Family YMCA. Membership includes four passes to be used at a time for all youth who participate in OCO’s YES! or PATH programs.

Membership grants access to all Fulton YMCA facilities, including the swimming pool, fitness center, weight room and gym. In addition, young people will be able to participate in group exercise classes and special Y programs.

“We are extremely grateful that we have had the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase the YMCA membership,” said Phillip Lamb, OCO’s Homeless Services Program Director. “We are delighted to receive this grant and to be able to offer a wide variety of health and wellness activities to our youth.

“Exercising and participating in healthy activities can be a great remedy for the stress, depression and anxiety that many of our young people face every day,” Lamb continued. Whether it’s lifting weights or using the cardiovascular equipment in the fitness center, playing basketball in the gym, running, swimming or participating in the gym. one of the Fulton YMCA’s group fitness classes, there are a variety of opportunities for young people to explore this. will help promote a healthy lifestyle and minimize risky behavior.

“We have up to 20 youth each day who can use the passes,” added OCO Homeless Services Coordinator Jill Brzuszkiewicz. “Our youth have expressed their enthusiasm and eagerness to take advantage of the passes and we expect usage to increase as the weather continues to change.”

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