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800 Oak Avenue
Wyoming, Ohio 45215
(513) 821.2428 Telephone
(513) 821.3707 Fax
Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended service hours may be available upon request.
For all service learning opportunities check out our newsletter.
February 2013 newsletter
February Calendar 2015
Kimberly Hauser, MA, MSW, LISW-S
Meghan Shelton, MSW, LSW
After School Program Coordinator:
Service Learning Coordinator:
Angie Reichert-Hester, MA, ATR
WYS Annual Report
Annual Report 2014
Save the Date! Join the Wyoming Alcohol Task Force for "Hidden in Plain Sight" on Tuesday, February 24th, at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming (334 Burns Avenue), 7pm.
"Hidden in Plain Sight" is an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager's bedroom, containing 150+ items which may be indicative of dangerous risky behaviors. This event is sponsored by the Wyoming Alcohol Task Force, Wyoming Youth Services, Wyoming PSA, Wyoming Police and Fire Departments, Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and Wyoming City Schools.
The Wyoming Alcohol Task Force is a committee of school district administrators, representatives from Wyoming Youth Services, parents, and the City of Wyoming Police Department, who are focused on developing educational programs that help students make smart choices.
Hidden In Plain Sight presentation
Wyoming Alcohol Task Force Needs Your Input!
The Wyoming Alcohol Task Force is a committee of school district administrators, representatives from Wyoming Youth Services, parents, and the City of Wyoming Police Department, who are focused on developing educational programs that help students make smart choices. The group holds an annual parent engagement session and is responsible for activities surrounding Red Ribbon Week in October. The Alcohol Task Force would like your input on programming and information that parents and students should receive. Please complete the survey by the end of January. Your input is greatly appreciated.
Wyoming Youth Services is dedicated to making our community a better place to live through meaningful programs and services that address real needs among the children and families in Wyoming. In order to ensure that we are continuing to offer the highest quality services, and that we are targeting the most important needs in our community, we actively solicit feedback from Wyoming residents like you. We would very much appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to respond to the brief survey accessible through the link below. Your input is critical to ensuring that our organization continues to offer the best programs and services to address the needs of our community.
Wyoming Youth Services reports program strengths
Wyoming Youth Services continues to strengthen its connection with students through daily tutoring and intervention services, according to the agency’s administrator. READ MORE!
Wyoming Youth Services Summer Program
Did you know we offer a FREE Summer Program for young people entering 5th through 8th grades for the 2014-2015 school year? This program runs from June 9th to August 7th with sessions from noon to 2pm (unless otherwise specified) Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
This year award winning photojournalist and author Miki Turner (Journey to the Woman I’ve Come to Love and Tomorrow) will be offering a two week intensive mini-camp designed to help participants improve their photography skills. We will also have sports clinics in Football, Karate, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Yoga, Hip Hop Dance, and Candlepin Bowling. We will have three very exciting outings including a trip to the Retro Arcade for unlimited video game playing, a day of fun playing in the creek at Cincinnati Nature Center and a day of zip lining at Dagaz Acres. We will participate in the city wide scavenger hunt and will go swimming once a week a the Wyoming Family Aquatic Center. wimming once a week for free at the Family Aquatic Center. Registration packets are available at the schools & online at www.wyomingyouthservices.com. Completed packets are due TUESDAY, JUNE 3rd. Space is limited!
Service Learning Opportunities with Wyoming Youth Services
If you are entering 9th through 12th grades for the 2014-15 school year and enjoy working with younger kids, please consider volunteering with us in our Summer Program. Forms are available in the main rotunda or on our website at www.wyomingyouthservices.com. You can volunteer for just one day or the whole summer. We need help Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 9th to August 7th from 11:45am-2:15pm (unless otherwise specified). Most activities are held at the Oak Gym. This is a great way to earn your President's Volunteer Service award or build up a resume for job or college while having fun!
Summer Program Application Packet
SUMMER PROGRAM 2014 VOLUNTEER FORM
Welcome to wyomingyouthservices.com. We hope that this website will prove to be a valuable resource to your family, with details of upcoming activities, parenting programs, and outings for youth. We also feature articles related to parenting and links to other parenting websites and resources. We welcome your feedback and any suggestions to improve this site.
Wyoming Youth Services is organized as a non-profit social service agency, and represents a unique partnership between the City of Wyoming, Wyoming Board of Education, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Junior Woman's Club of Wyoming, Wyoming PSA, and dedicated members of our community. Wyoming Youth Services organizes, collaborates, facilitates and leads this partnership to strengthen the community, its youth and their families. Our mission is to strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.
We are a unique organization, serving “at-risk” youth and providing growth and enrichment opportunities for all youth in Wyoming. Programs and services we provide free of charge to Wyoming residents include counseling (group, individual and family), after-school tutoring and mentoring, crisis intervention, Juvelie Court representation, school break programs, life skills education, and service learning opportunities for both middle school and high school students.
Wyoming Youth Services…
We strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.
How We Help Strengthen… Prevention
Opportunity to Get Involved:
Wyoming Youth Services, a non-profit organization jointly funded by the City and the School District, as well as through general financial support from the community, is seeking new Board members. Wyoming Youth Services currently serves community youth through a variety of programs and services, including after school and school break programs for middle school youth, service learning, mentoring programs, counseling, and crisis intervention. A strong interest in helping young people and our community is required. Applicants must be willing to attend monthly Board meetings that are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:15 a.m., to actively participate on at least one of the Board’s standing committees, and to assist with fundraising events. The Wyoming Youth Services Board of Trustees is a governing board, which includes community members with widely varied interests and backgrounds.
Letters of interest should be submitted electronically to James Allsop, WYS Board President, at Allsop@fuse.net
Make It Happen Clubs
Wyoming Youth Services wishes to thank WMS student Vishnu Paranandi for his moving video about the “Make it Happen” clubs service project with the Freestore/Foodbank
View the video
Grounded in scientific research conducted by The Search Institute, Developmental Assets® are considered the essential building blocks of healthy development. Think of assets as the "good stuff" our young people need to help them grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible citizens.
The following is a list of The 40 Developmental Assets® used by Wyoming Youth Services in our mission to strengthen every child in OUR community… through Prevention, Support and Volunteerism.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Family life provides high levels of love and support.
POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION: The young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively and the young person is willing to seek advice from parents.
OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS: The young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
CARING NEIGHBORHOOD: The young person experiences caring neighbors.
CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE: School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLING: Parent(s) are actively involved in helping the young person succeed in school.
COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH: The young person feels that adults in the community value youth.
YOUTH AS RESOURCES: Young people are given useful roles in the community.
SERVICE TO OTHERS: The young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.
SAFETY: The young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood.
BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS
FAMILY BOUNDARIES: Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person's whereabouts.
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: School provides clear rules and consequences.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES: Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people's behavior.
ADULT ROLE MODELS: Parent(s) and other adults model positive behavior.
POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE: The young person's best friends model responsible behavior.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.
CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: The young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.
YOUTH PROGRAMS: The young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community.
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY: The young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.
TIME AT HOME: The young person is out with friends "with nothing special to do" two or fewer nights per week.
COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION: The young person is motivated to do well in school.
SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT: The yung person is actively engaged in learning.
HOMEWORK: The young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.
BONDING TO SCHOOL: The young person cares about her or his school.
READING FOR PLEASURE: The young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.
CARING: The young person places high value on helping other people.
EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: The young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
INTEGRITY: The young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.
HONESTY: The young person "tells the truth even when it is not easy".
RESPONSIBILITY: The young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
RESTRAINT: The young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.
PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING: The young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE: The young person has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.
CULTURAL COMPETENCE: The young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
RESISTANCE SKILLS: The young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: The young person seeks to resolve conflict non-violently.
PERSONAL POWER: The young person feels he or she has control over "things that happen to me".
SELF-ESTEEM: The young person reports having a high self-esteem.
SENSE OF PURPOSE: The young person reports that "My life has a purpose".
POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE: The young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.
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