Upcoming Events – Academic Year 2018-2019
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator Visits*
- Fallsburg CSD: Dec 6 & 20, 2018; Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21, Mar 7 & 21, Apr 4 & 25, May 9 & 21, 2019
- Liberty CSD: Dec 13, 2018; Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, and May 16, 2019
- Monticello CSD: Jan 3 & 31, Feb 28, and Mar 28, 2019-2020*
*All dates subject to change
Recent Events – Academic Year 2018-2019
Bethel Woods Dia Beacon Sculpture Park, November 15, 2018
Utica Empire Promise Youth Summit, April 25-27, 2019
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, April 26, 2019
Cortland College, November 6, 2018
Marist College, November 12, 2018
New Paltz College, April 11, 2019
Utica College, April 26, 2019
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, April 26, 2019
Students get to know each other during opening day activities:
Master Farmer Jon-Jon introduces students to the SUNY Sullivan Farm and LPP Community Garden:
Program Dates and Times
July 8 – August 1, Mon-Thurs
The following activities will be provided:
- Expression through dance
- Fun & Fitness
- Drumming circle
- Crafts workshop
- Personal Development
- Intro to leadership and self-advocacy
- Leadership in arts – confidence through drama, social awareness
- Career Spotlight – find your passion, college conversations
- A Healthier You – health, wellness and happiness
- Skills prep for August Regents testing
- Optional college level course, 3 credits
- Outdoor activities
- Health, Sustainability and Farm-to-table
- Hands-on experience with farming and sustainability. Tend the SUNY Sullivan farm and LPP community garden; learn about farming, farm equipment, and the science behind farming. The program will include an introduction to green technology, and will provide access to SUNY Sullivan culinary facilities for learning how to prepare and enjoy the students’ harvest. This program will work in tandem with classroom sessions about “health, wellness & happiness.”
Academic Year 2018-2019 Brighter Futures LPP Events
Fallsburg and Liberty students ROCK IT at the LPP Empire Promise Summit in Utica!
Four Brighter Futures LPP HS students from the Fallsburg and Liberty districts were selected to attend the LPP Empire Promise Summit in Utica, April 25-27, 2019. They got to attend some fabulous workshops about career & college choices and study skills, visited the SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, viewed the SUNY Utica Campus and historic downtown district, and had some great fun with approximately 200 students from 47 LPP programs around the state. Congrats Gianna, Kailie, Itzel and Kathleen!
Congratulations to Kathleen H!
Kathleen, a Brighter Futures LPP student from the Fallsburg HS, recently had won first place from her piece of art featured for the 25th
Annual Prevention Poster Contest at Catholic Charities. Having to use the quote above; “Nothing to Lose; When You Choose to be: Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, and Drug Free.” Great work Kathleen!
Click here to check out a recent article in the Sullivan County Democrat about LPP’s partner program, My Brother’s Keeper!
MBK/LPP COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS DAY AT FCSD:
On April 3rd, 2018, Fallsburg Central School District’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative and SUNY Sullivan’s Liberty Partnership Program hosted a series of College, Career, and Job Readiness Workshops.
During the first half of the day MBK and Brighter Futures LPP students heard from Lyle Mincheff from Sullivan County Workforce Development, who gave a presentation on Career Readiness, and SUNY Sullivan Career Placement and Transfer Advisor Klu Padu, who discussed career options and corresponding majors. During the second half of the day students heard from SUNY Sullivan Director of Financial Aid, Keri Whitehead, who provided detailed information on how to apply for and secure scholarships and financial aid, and Steve Alhona, SUNY Sullivan’s Director of Recruiting and Admissions, who offered advice on college selection and the application process.
The event was organized by Aleta Lymon, Fallsburg’s Family & Community Liaison, and Ruta Cole, Director of the SUNY Sullivan Liberty Partnerships Program.
Academic Year 2018-2019 Brighter Futures LPP Field Trips
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator
Students from the Brighter Futures LPP Sullivan County BOCES Reading Enhancement Program enjoyed an exciting visit at the Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator designing unique key fobs that were laser burned in wood and lunching across the street at Nardi’s!
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator Laser Cut Cell Phone Holder Project:
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator Clay Project:
LPP Regional Computer Gaming Hackathon:
On February 9th, 2018 Brighter Future LPP students from SUNY Sullivan, and sister LPP schools Marist and Iona participated in an Regional Computer Gaming Hackathon. This event consisted of several sessions. The first was the Game Jam and Hackathon session where students learned about game design and worked in teams to see what games design is all about. The second session was an Hour of Coding, that showed the students what the basic components of computer coding are. The final session was the Computer Activities Information session. This final part of the trip helped teachers and parents gain an understanding of the curriculum resources available for the classroom as well as available after school activities and projects. During this event each team got to build their own game, present that game, and then have their game judged by a panel. The winning team walked away with a cool prize.
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator Green Screen Project:
Hurleyville THINC Technology Hub and Incubator 3D Printer Project:
Iona College Visit:
Brighter Futures LPP students of Liberty HS toured the Iona college campus on January 14th, saw an Iona vs. Rider college basketball game, and met students from sister LPP schools.