Community Engagement

Community Engagement


 Inspiring Oswego County!

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Linking character education in schools with the essential soft skills for employment and life skills for citizenship in our great country and the world, all through the power of stories. Our goal is to equip all of our children with a character-rich foundation needed for a meaningful life in school, community, and the workplace. 

We bringing Oswego County schools, community, and businesses together to prepare our children for the tests of life – so that they can stay in the county and change the story!

Inspiring Oswego County has grown out of a year-long initiative kicked off in September 2014 with a county-wide leadership level conference entitled “Inspire14!”

We currently have 4 districts – Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal, Sandy Creek – and CiTi (Oswego County BOCES) who use our wisdom stories, Stories to Light Our Way, and are part of our ongoing community engagement efforts to bring the community, businesses and educators together in regular discussions to support our children.

Community Strengths Institute –

CSI – Giving People a Voice Again

We convene a consortium of business and community leaders working with educators to bring hope to the rural and urban poor and inspire the leading students with the vision and resources so they can stay home, change their stories, and revitalize their communities.

The Institute fulfills our original goal of extending our leadership roundtables to grass roots communities. These home-grown leadership forums will also provide a direct bridge for students to participate in local efforts to support the positive changes they envision.

  • Purpose: To give “Voice” on issues identified by the participants, that they would like to address using the “Change the Story” program to frame topics. Topic is decided by group consensus.
  • Group is : Community members, parents, PTO members, senior citizen groups, service organizations, volunteer fire departments, Grange, HS Seniors, Elected representatives, businesses and Anyone who cares about positive change.
  • Length: 6 sessions , 1.5  to 2 hours, evenings or weekends, once a month
  • Starting in the Spring of 2016, Contact your School District Administrator to Let them know you would like to participate

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