Thursday, March 29, 2007


Are you looking for something to keep you busy this summer and earn a little extra money? The Cambridge Youth Commission is looking for interested people to teach summer enrichment classes. This is a paid position and runs for two full weeks Monday through Friday from 9:00– 11:00 a.m. We are attempting to have enrichment during our ten week program therefore we are willing to try and work around your schedule.

This enrichment program is new this year and we will run as many courses as possible with our limited funding. We anticipate a large return on applications and may not be able to fund them all this year. So with that in mind please fill your application out quickly and completely and mail back to the address listed. Also please note if you are interested in teaching more than one class you will need to fill out an application for each one.

Enrichment ideas are suggested as follows but not limited to: cooking, science, theatre, paper folding, yoga, sports, photography, sewing, scrap booking, fishing and nature. Team teaching is also an option as well as a one week program. We will work with you to fit your needs.

The Cambridge Youth Commission believes this is a unique and wonderful opportunity for our youth to experience quality enrichment and important life skills. We are always happy to take course teachers on a volunteer basis as well. Thank you in advance for your support and interest.

To request an application and have questions answered contact CYC Director, Meaghan Wilkins at:

About the Cambridge Youth Commission

The Cambridge Youth Commission was organized over 30 years ago. For most of the CYC's history, its focus has been on providing a summer recreation program. Swimming lessons and arts & crafts have been part of the program since the beginning. Over the years, other activities, such as sport clinics, drama programs, field trips, and most recently a martial arts program has been added.

The CYC also runs an after school program, monthly open gym and movie nights during the school year and various community activities such as the annual Halloween Costume Parade, a Parents Get-Away Day and an Easter Egg Coloring Party. In 2006 we put on the first annual Skate Jam with the United States National Guard Counter Drug Task Force. We estimate that approximately 650 children ages 4-18 participate in at least one CYC program per year.

The CYC is funded by the Village of Cambridge, the Towns of White Creek, Jackson and Cambridge and the State through the Washington County Youth Bureau. CYC is also supported annually by the Cambridge District United Fund and The Eagle Newspaper and has also received support from the American Legion, Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Lion's Club and the St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus. A handful of other businesses and organizations in the area have also provided support. fundraisers are also put together and small fees are charged when necessary, however the majority of our programs are free. Cambridge Central School has also been a big part of our success by accommodating our needs.

The Cambridge Youth Commission is anticipating that 2007 will be a year of phenomenal growth. While maintaining our current programs we plan to expand by providing more enrichment opportunities in both our summer and after school programs, adding a free lunch program during the summer and offering more activities for children in sixth grade and up.

We know that without the support of our community businesses, church, organizations and citizens these plans cannot become a reality for out children. We hope that many more organizations will support us financially and that many more individuals in the community volunteer their time and expertise at our events.

Again if you would like to learn more about CYC or if you are interested in helping us meet the needs of the families and children in the community please email Meaghan Wilkins, Director, at:


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