Teen input sought for interest in after-school activities in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 May 2019 at 11:34 am

The Orleans County YMCA is seeking participation from teen-agers in Orleans County in a survey about afterschool programs in the county.

The survey is through the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, which has grants available for 8 counties in Western New York, including Orleans.

“If our voice is not heard as a county, I would be inclined to think we wouldn’t be considered for these funding opportunities, like a Teen Center,” said Greg Reed, Y director for Orleans County.

This is a three-stage survey and the Y has exceeded the benchmarks for the first two stages. This is the last stage of the survey. The deadline for participation is on Friday.

“Our goal in Orleans is to have at least 160 youth and 60 adults participate in this final activity,” Reed said.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Adults are also welcome to do the survey, which asks people to rate ideas or programs for youths in their county on a scale from 1-5. The survey can be completed on a Smartphone, computer or tablet.

The Wilson Foundation will be using the county level priorities that people indicate to help guide their future investments to support youth and families in the targeted regions.

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