8th Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up

The multiple award-winning 8th Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care, Oneida County colleges, school districts, and youth organizations had the largest ever 850 youth volunteers deliver general yard clean-up services to 115 senior citizen locations county-wide.

“The success of our Annual Intergenerational Spring and Fall Clean-Ups is a direct result of our dedicated, committed, and hardworking youth volunteers and their mentors,” Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said. Picente added, “Our Oneida County senior citizens, who no longer can physically do the work or financially afford to have the work done for them, have benefitted tremendously from this initiative and its volunteers' efforts. They continue to remind us that there is good in our youth, in our world and Oneida County is a special place to live.”

The 850 remarkable youth volunteers were representatives of the following Oneida County colleges, school districtsand youth organizations.

  • Hamilton College: Men’s Basketball Team, Women’s Ice Hockey Team
  • Utica College: Pre-Health Professional Society, Theta Phi Alpha, Men’s Basketball, Asian Student Union, WIND, Softball, Baseball, Organization of Justice Studies, Men’s Soccer Team, Aging 101 Class, Woman’s Lacrosse, Young Scholars, and Swimming/Diving/Water Polo
  • Mohawk Valley Community College: Phi Theta Kappa, and Welders Among Communities
  • Notre Dame High School: NJROTC
  • Proctor High School: NJROTC, Boys Varsity Basketball, Key Club, and Young Scholars Program
  • Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School: Interact Club, and National Honor Society
  • Utica Academy of Science Charter School
  • New Hartford Central High School: Project Purple
  • New York Mills High School: Student Council
  • Sauquoit Valley Central High School: National Honor Society
  • Remsen Central High School
  • Kids Oneida:  Work Program
  • The House of the Good Shepherd
  • Boy Scout Troop 21
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy Utica, and Rome Campuses
  • Slavic Pentecostal Youth Organization
  • Waterville Central School District: Student Council
  • Utica Housing Authority
  • Birnie Bus

“With the outpouring of support given by our youth and the high number of youth volunteers represented these kids see the big picture,” Director of the Youth Bureau Kevin Green said.  Green added, “compassion for those in need, caring enough to do the work, and bringing joy to others are three characteristics these 850 youth volunteers brought to Oneida Counties senior citizen population.”

The 9th Annual 2017 Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd, and the 9th Annual 2017 Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd. Any Oneida County colleges, school districts, and youth organizations interested in volunteering should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at (315) 798-5027. Any senior citizen interested in having their yard cleaned should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at (315) 798-5456.

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