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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Batavia Cheerleading Youth Camp

post by Sherri Bartz in batavia, cheerleading, youth


Open to all from ages 4-13


Level 1 – Ages 4-6

Level 2 – Ages 7-9

Level 3 – Ages 10-13

Batavia Cheerleading Boosters Program,

Coaching Staff & Basketball JV and Varsity Cheerleaders

*You do not have to be in the Batavia School District to participate! All are welcome! All camp sessions are held at Robert Morris gymnasium in Batavia



                   Friday, December 5     5:30pm-7:30pm

                   Friday, December 12   5:30pm-7:30pm

                   Friday, December 19   5:30pm-7:30pm

The Friday camp sessions are mandatory. You will be learning jumps, arm motions, cheers & chants, stunting, and a 1 minute routine for each age level.

All cheerleaders will perform the routine that was learned at camp with the Varsity cheerleaders at the GCC Christmas Tournament game on Tuesday, December 23rd. Game details and warm-up time TBA.

$20 early registration fee* (*If registered by November 13)

$25 registration fee if registering after November 13

Please contact Justine Briggs at jbonarigo11@gmail.com or Sherri Bartz at ebartz@rochester.rr.com or 585-993-1629 for more information.


Event Date and Time

December 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - December 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Tri-Town Varsity wins NOFA Championship

post by Rick D. Franclemont in alexander, football, sports, youth

The Tri-Town Varsity Trojans football team defeated the Oakfield/Elba Titans yesterday 39-37 to claim the Niagara Orleans Football Association championship. This was the Trojans first championship team in 36 years.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Genesee County Young Life - Annual Banquet - Capture the Moment

post by Marie Nettnin in Christian, fundraiser, teens, Young Life, youth

Event Date and Time

October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm - November 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Genesee County Young Life - Annual Banquet - Capture the Moment

post by Marie Nettnin in Christian, fundraiser, teens, Young Life, youth

Event Date and Time

October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm - November 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Local moms start group to help kids, families

post by Daniel Crofts in family, genesee county, youth

From left: Iris Hatcher, Jessica Polk, Jessica Simmons and Kenyetta Reese.

Leave it to a group of mothers to figure out what their community needs, and then to do something about it.

Pictured are the four founding members of "Mothers Supporting Children and Families" (MSCF), a new nonprofit designed to "provide inspirational support and positive direction to children of all ages" and "empower children and families" (per their mission statement.)

Polk, the WSCF president, said she conceived the idea during a dinner party at her Batavia home.

"There were a bunch of us mothers there," she said. "We got to talking -- Jessica (Simmons) had had the idea for a long time about doing something for the youth in the community to get them off the streets and doing something productive."

Polk and her friends were concerned about what appeared to be an increase in instances of local youth getting in trouble -- "and at a younger age" -- in recent years.

In order to help address this problem, she and her fellow MSCF moms are joining forces with Care-A-Van Ministries, a local Christian street ministry.

"They were extremely instrumental in giving us spiritual guidance from the very start," Polk said.  "They've taken us under their wing, and they've given us advice on how to start a nonprofit. We ask for their advice all the time."

Elsewhere in their mission statement, they name an important aspect of how they intend to address the problem of troubled youth: "MSCF lends a helping hand to the community so there are fewer children in unhealthy home dynamics."

Ways of positive self-expression, adult role models, and trusted adults that kids can come to with their concerns if, for whatever reason, they cannot go to their parents or legal guardians, are among what they seek to offer young people.

"And I hope that we, as an organization, will be able to show them the different resources available to them that they may not know of," Hatcher said." We want to guide them into whatever they need to relieve that pressure that is causing them to get into trouble."

But their mission is not limited to kids; rather, it is founded on "the concept of parents helping parents" and "promotes positive parenting, and healthy families."

MSCF is open to all families in Genesee County. Despite the group's name, Polk wanted to make it clear that men are welcome to be involved as well (they just cannot be official members).

Hatcher said that eventually, they would like to be able to arrange for situations in which families and children can get together for fun and socialization.

"We just have to get on our feet first and get our name out there," she said.

For more information on MSCF:

Web site: www.mscfmothers.wix.com/mscf-
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MSCFMOTHERS
Facebook: M.S.C.F. Mothers
Email: mscfmothers@yahoo.com

People can also contact Polk at 300-3804.

Photo submitted by Jessica Polk.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

React4Youth is opening a new Creative Youth Center in Batavia



React4Youth is opening a new Creative Youth Center at The Harvester Center, 56 Harvester Ave. in Batavia on Monday October 7th. The center’s mission is to offer young people interested in recording music, DJ'ing, producing music, acting, modeling, photography and video production an accessible creative outlet in the city.

React4Youth is for youth (ages 12-22) in the Batavia and surrounding areas with a goal of opening a space where youth can explore creative opportunities. The project has positively influenced teens through social media, art, outreach, advocacy and educational workshops. React4Youth hopes to achieve a higher profile in the community through initiatives such as the Creative Center that stress the engagement of youth in creative media. The center will provide young people with a safe space to create with adult supervision.

React4Youth also hosts workshops for teens which give them a platform to speak out about topics they are faced with in todays society.

For more information, please visit our website: www.react4youth.org or call 585-678-6948.
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Harvester Center, 56 Harvester Ave Batavia, NY 14020
Admission: FREE
More Info: www.react4youth.org


Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

Muckdogs announce youth baseball camp

post by Howard B. Owens in baseball, batavia, muckdogs, sports, youth

Press release:

Join us at Dwyer Stadium Aug. 6th, 7th and 8th for our youth baseball camp!

Kids ages 6-14 will receive two days of on-field instruction from the Muckdogs players and coaches on Aug. 6th & 7th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Children will learn from the pros in the areas of hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, base running and bunting.

Then on Aug. 8th, campers will be able to come back to Dwyer for a private autograph signing with the team 30 minutes before the gates open (5:30 p.m.) and then be recognized on the field prior to the Muckdogs game vs. the Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Rays affiliate).

Campers will also receive a special T-shirt not available in the team store, a camp photo, two tickets to the Aug. 8th game, as well as daily lunch, all for only $70. Registration forms are available at Dwyer Stadium and online at muckdogs.com. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Youth program offered at library and Salvation Army gym

post by Billie Owens in announcements, youth

A new youth program is being offered in the City of Batavia. It engages youth in various activities that have them using their skills and ideas while making an impact in their quest for a successful life.

This program is at the Richmond Memorial Library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and at the Salvation Army Gym from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

The library is located at 19 Ross St. and the gym is at 529 E. Main St.

For more info please call Wittnes Smith at 716-390-1274.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

React, The Salvation Army and local businesses are teaming up for Batavia youth!

React, The Salvation Army and local businesses are teaming up to give more to Batavia youth. "We are planning more teen and youth nights," says Major Patty (The Salvation Army). Game Players Unlimited has teamed up to sponsor a video game tournament for middle and high school students. This will take place on Thursday December 29th at 4PM at 529 E. Main St (The Salvation Army).

A few teachers from Attica middle school are volunteerting to help at our Youth Fun Night on December 27th at 6pm at 529 E, Main St (The Salvation Army). Jeff Morrow dresses up as a clown and does magic tricks along with animal balloons. Tressa Wilber-Smith will do face painting. Wittnes Smith says, "This is just a start of many to come, we're looking to do more fun events throughout the year for our youth."

REACT creates programs directed towards young people in middle and high school.The programs are geared to help them learn how to create and respond to positive change and being that positive change in their home, school and community. Young people are encouraged to find ways to counteract negative problems with creative, positive solutions.



Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

New youth program in Batavia hits big with Batavia Youth

post by Wittnes Smith in announcements, batavia, youth

There is a new after school program for youth ages 12 - 19 in Batavia. REACT  is helping youth find solutions to the situations they may face.The after school youth program takes place at the Richmond Memorial Library on Mondays from 3pm - 4pm and on Thursdays at the Salvation Army Gym from 4pm - 5:30pm. The youth in attendance are very excited about the programs and are showing lots of interest and enthusiasm. A special thanks goes out to Paula Haven (Richmond Memorial Library) and Captain Patty (Salvation Army) for their support and belief in the programs! 

REACT  is directed towards young people in middle and high school.The programs are geared  to help them learn  how to create and respond to positive change as well as how to help others who want to change; while being the positive change in their home, school and community. Young people are encouraged to talk about the issues that go on around them on a day to day basis while finding ways to counteract with creative, positive solutions.

Many topics of discussion will include:

· Drugs

· School

· Bullying

· Alcohol

· Employment/Careers

· Relationships

· Teen Parenting

· Crime and Prison

· Music

· Violence

· Social Networking

*We will also be hosting our first Teen Event on Saturday,  November 26th from 7pm-10pm.  The event will be a Teen Dance for high school students in grades 9-12 at the Salvation Army Gym in Batavia. The cost will be $5 to attend. Students from all area schools are encouraged to attend and meet others from the surrounding area. Hope to see you there! Please encourage your teenagers to attend this POSTIVE event!



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