United Way Kickoff Cookoff

Save the Kids needs your vote. Please come and support Save the Kids at the United Way Kickoff Cookoff.  We will be serving Chili with Jalepeno Cornbread and for dessert we will be providing our delicious Tropical Delights.

For more information on how you can support Save the Kids and the United Way, please contact Maria Miller, Director of Community Engagement, at 315-751-0840.



First Day at Work


Our Youth Giving Back to their Community

Major Thomas  (left) was caught on camera working diligently at the Mary Nelson Center.  He was counting backpacks for the Mary Nelson Backpack Giveaway.

Major enjoys working in his community and participating in events with Save the Kids.

For more information on Save the Kids Youth Mentoring Program, please contact Chris Petrilli at 315-849-6616.

Applebees Breakfast

Save the Kids Applebees breakfast was held on Sunday, July 31, 2011 and was a success.  I would like to thank everyone for their support and participation.  I would especially like to thank our servers they did an awesome job.  From left to right Ashley, Maria, Jahyda, Shante, Marquan and Major.

STK Fundraiser

Save The Kids Fundraiser don’t miss it!

July 31,2011

Applebee’s -Route 31  Liverpool, New York 13090

When -8:00am-10:00am

Save the Kids is  having a flapjack fundraiser on the Applebee’s on Route 31. The fundraiser will help alleviate costs for our growing programs. The funds raised will help our education, re-entry, mentoring, and advocacy initiatives. Come enjoy some good food for a good cause.

For informtion or tickets please contact Maria Miller at 315-751-0840

HIPP Training 4 Facilitators Graduation

From June 20 to 24, 7am to 4pm everyday, Save the Kids facilitated by Amazing Anthony and Nice Nick hosted the Training for Facilitators 45 hour HIPP workshop at Hillbrook Youth Detention Facility, Syracuse, NY.  There were seven amazing graduates.  These graduates will go back to their city to facilitate workshops for other people in group-building, conflict transformation and peace education through experiential educational. Training for Facilitators is offered twice a year by Save the Kids, where people from around the country come to be trained. The training is FREE always to support our work for economic justice. The workshop is capped at 15 participants.

STK at Juneteenth

Juneteenth in Syracuse this year was a great success for all. The music, food, and booths were wonderful!  We had an amazing table that Maria Miller, Vera Parsons and Anthony Nocella tabled at. We had more than 200 people come up to the table to talk about Save the Kids and transforming the juvenile justice system. One topic that everyone agreed with was kids are different than their actions that they take. For those that do not know what Juneteenth is, it is a national celebration held in many cities across the country, when people in Texas, who were enslaved found out they were free and slavery in the U.S. was over! Save the Kids were also interviewed for the news about Juneteenth, click here to see the news story.

Outdoor Empowerment Training

Tuesday June 7, 2011 Anthony Nocella facilitated a Eight hour Mini Outdoor Empowerment Training for Facilitators workshop at Hillbrook Youth Detention Facility including Amound Jones, a youth mentor of Save the Kids. In the last portion of the workshop the new facilitators led two workshops with kids through a low-level ropes course that promotes group-building, team building, and environmental awareness.

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HIPP Week Long Training for Facilitators Workshop

Are you wanting more skills at your work to manage conflicts? Are you a teacher or social worker and want to be more creative with the kids to work together? Are you a student wanting more experience and education? Are you a professor that wants to teach beyond simply lecturing? Are you a graduate student looking for a job in this very difficult market? Are you a social justice activist wanting to learn more ways to promote peace? Are you a pastor wanting to build closer your church? This training will help with all of these questions and types of people.

WHAT: Training for Facilitators 60 hour HIPP Workshop

JUNE 20 to 24, 2011 7AM to 3PM Save the Kids provides for FREE the internationally known and United Nations respected and recognized workshop – Help Increase the Peace Project (HIPP).

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Mentor Job Opening

Job Title: Mentor

Location: Central New York

Qualifications: One year experience working with at-risk or special needs youth. High School Diploma or GED required. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours. Reliable transportation a must. Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license, meet agency-driving standards and have a familiarity of the Syracuse community.

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