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Hearts for Youth participants were busy this week playing pickleball, kayaking, reading, crafting, and making cupcakes via ZOOM as part of our various summer programs. Mrs. Weldon’s ZOOM book club has moved from meeting virtually to a socially distanced gathering at Scenic View Park. The three young ladies who make up the group all love to read and share what they are reading. This week HFY will be playing pickleball, fishing, and kayaking in addition to book club and virtual story times.

Alexandria Central students, don’t forget to keep reading as part of our summer reading challenge. Record your books on the chart sent home with your report cards or use the punch card to tally what you have read. Keep them in a safe place and return them to HFY in September for a fun reading surprise. We are looking forward to seeing what books you have enjoyed over the summer months!

When you are shopping at the Big M, take some time to check out the artwork from the HFY ZOOM fine arts class which is displayed in the hallway. This class was made possible by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts which is administered by the St. Lawrence Arts Council.

Ms. Denise hosts a virtual story time each Tuesday morning at 9:30 am from various businesses in our community, and on Thursdays at 9:30am there is a ZOOM story time with a related craft. The theme August 6 will be Leo the Lightning Bug. The craft items needed are an empty clean peanut butter jar, bowl, tea light, Velcro, small rope, scissors, wax paper, and assorted small pieces of tissue paper. To prepare for the August 13 theme of The Relatives Came participants will need to collect a paper plate, green paint, black paint, pink tissue paper and clear contact paper.  If children would like to participate, they need to register to receive zoom code.

There is still room for families to participate in our kayaking programs. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets will be available for family kayaking 9am- 12:30pm on August 12 and 26. Families must register or call ahead to reserve kayaks. Advanced kayaking is held every Friday. Participants meet at ACS at 9am to caravan to the weekly kayaking spot. There is no carpooling this year.

The community gardens in front of the Macsherry library are growing and thriving. The community is welcome to stop by, weed and water and take what you need. Any help is greatly appreciated.

For more information about Hearts for Youth, be sure to check out our website at www.heartsforyouth.org or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. If  you have questions, please feel free to contact us at heartsforyouth@gmail.com or 315-783-3248.

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The Summer Brochure is Ready

Summer Brochure

Please go to Permission forms to sign up for summer Programs

Thursday Virtual Story and Craft (click to find out story and supplies needed

July 30- Lemonade Ripple-  Make cupcakes and share with others 

Ms. Denise will show you how to make cherry limeade cupcakes

 White cake mix

Instant vanilla pudding

Eggs maraschino cherry juice, cherries

Canola oil

Cherry 7up

Frosting unsalted butter

 Powdered sugar

Lime juice


Lime zest

Aug 6 Leo the Lightning Bug –empty clean peanut butter jar, bowl, tea light, Velcro, small rope, scissors, wax paper, assorted small pieces of tissue paper

Aug 13 The Relatives Came – watermelon craft paper plate, green paint, black paint, pink tissue paper and  clear contact paper

Aug 20 Fishing in the Air – fish craft, foil,  sharpie markers, cereal boxes, pattern, scissors

Brochures (click for more information

We offer 4 sessions of programs.

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring 2020 – cancelled due to Coronavirus

Summer 2020 – coming soon- programs start July 6

Summer 2020 Brochure is Ready

HFY is looking for your suggestions for other virtual programs, activities or events you would be interested in us hosting. If you have any ideas, please be sure to let us know. Meanwhile we are sharing other activities we find online. There are other new activities and challenges going up on our social media page often just like this, so be sure to check it out for the latest in HFY news and fun!

Weekly Programs (click for more information)

Tuesday 9:30 am – Facebook live storytime- Where’s Mrs. Haddock

Tuesday 10:00am – Zoom Book club with Mrs. Weldon

Tuesday 10:30am – Pickle Ball

Wednesday 9:00am – Family Fishing at Butterfield Lake

Thursday 9:30 am – Story and Craft with Mrs. Haddock

Friday 9:00am – Kayaking meet at ACS and Kayak with the Umsteads

St. Lawerence arts Grant (Click for more information)

With the help of St. Lawrence Art Council, Hearts for Youth hosts many programs. The following project are made possible with funds from the decentralization program, a regent program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

K- 3 Acrylic class – completed

Advanced Acrylic – completed

Sewing class – Fall 2020

Jewelry class – August 2020

Mosaics – Fall 2020

Theater class – Summer 2020

Fine Arts with Mrs. Hyde – July 13-17th