STK Holiday Party



STK would like to thank Best Buy and Toys for Tots for making our Holiday Giveaway a success by providing a gift for our youth. STK staff and youth were able to have a nice discussion regarding goals that were met this year and also goals that we would like to accomplish for next year.  Our youth also had an opportunity to wrap a gift for their sibling or give a gift to someone that may not receive anything for the holidays.  The youth were very thankful and appreciative for all that was done. STK would also like to thank Sardo’s Pizza, for giving us a discount on pizza and wings.


STK Holiday Get Together

Please join Save the Kids for their holiday giveaway.  It will be hosted on December 20, 2011 from 5-8pm at 504 E. Genesee Street.   Best Buy and Toys for Tots have donated gifts for our youth.  Each youth will have the opportunity to keep a gift and provide a gift for their sibling, or family member.  Staff will be assisting the youth wrap gifts.  STK will be providing pizza, refreshments and cookies.  Please attend and enjoy this holiday with STK. We are inviting all of our STK Board, staff and youth to attend. This is a great event for all. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

STK Collaborate with SU Food Giveaway

 On Friday, November 11, 2011 Save the Kids collaborated with Syracuse University to put together Holiday packages for the community.  Save the Kids also helped create a card for each family who will receive the holiday package.  This was a great event collaborating with SU and our youth giving back to the community.  These packages went to 3 different organizations.

Save the Kids “The Interrupters”

Save the Kids would like to thank everyone that joined us for the viewing of the Documentary Film “The Interrupters”.  The event was successful and very informative. We would also like to thank Jus Mike & Kenneth Lloyd Dees of Power 620am, Reith on WSYR, News Channel 9, Bridge Street, and also Eva Mckend who covered the story.  We are grateful and appreciate all of your support.

SU vs W. Virginia

STK will be attending the Syracuse vs West Virginia game on October 21, 2011.  STK has received 25 tickets to the game on Friday night against West Virginia.  We are taking the kids out to dinner and then to the game, so please feel free to join us (we ask that adults pay $10 for their tickets and their own meals).  This is a great way to see the game and meet the kids who are involved in the program.

STK attending National Conference in Washington

Save the Kids will be sending two staff and two youth to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinguency Prevention (OJJDP) National Conference in Washington D.C. on October 12, 2011.  Not only will they attend sessions, but the staff and youth will be one of the sessions and will be speaking on how to get youth engaged in programming.  In addition, the two youth (Damar and Dean) will also be in a focus group of 40 youth from across the country who will meet and talk with national OJJDP staff and the Attorney General regarding issues related to delinquency in youth.  Save the Kids is excited about  the conference.  The conference is attended by more than 1,000 juvenile justice workers throughout the country.

Laser Tag

Save the Kids and Best Buy will be treating the youth who have continued to work with their plans and programmng to a night of free laser tag and food for the evening.  Best Buy staff will also be involved and volunteering with the kids in this fun activitiy.  Save the Kids has also invited CCA’s Youth Board to join them as guests for the this fun event.  Our goal is to support our youth in the community with a fun opportunity.

STK Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Save the Kids is having its Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7th at the Orchard Vali Golf Course in Lafayette. The Golf Tournament is a Captain and Crew Best Ball Tournament and costs $50. Your donation gets you 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, 2 Drink Tickets, Lunch at the Turn and there will be prizes for 1st-3rd Place, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.  There will be raffles and some giveaways so please join us.  For registration information, please feel free to let me contact me at 315-530-8210 or at
Thank you for your support.  Hope to see you there. 
Proceeds support Save The Kids, a local non profit that advocates for alternatives to incarceration that are peace oriented services for youth through education, mentorship, re-entry programming and community engagement.
Thank you,
James Czarniak 


United Way – Kickoff Cookoff was a blast

United Way Kick off Cook off was a riot.   Save The Kids hosted 2 tables.  Above we have the luau theme going on and served delicious Tropical Delights. Sandy, Vera and Maria served over 400 participants.

Below we  have Syeisha, James, Mike and Jim serving Texas Hot Chili and Jalepeno bread.  This was a delicious combo.  Great Job guys.

Save The Kids BBQ a Success!!

On Saturday September 10th STK  had  a mentee BBQ to help our youth get focused for school and life. STK provided six of our clients with fully stocked back packs with school supplies. We  also provided hygiene products and gift cards for purchasing  back to school clothing.

Along with the many giveaways the youth participated in HIPP games and were treated to an introduction and discussion about how they can set up their own bank accounts and establish sound financial reasoning skills. Many thanks to Kira Crawford from Syracuse Federal Coop Credit Union, G&L Davis Meat Co., Hofmann Sausage Co., Inc., Sams Club, Kinney Drugs, Arion Systems, Inc., Coca Cola, Friehofers, Walmart, Target, Carol Perry, Deborah Wright, Paul Bland, and Kevin Tucker in helping make this event a success.

Many children signed up for our next activities (SU game)and services and they will be the  driving force in planning our next activity.

Thank you to all who attended and all who helped make it a special day!!