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The Latest News from the Sheridan Youth Assistance Program

The Latest News from the Sheridan Youth Assistance Program

denim and lace

The Sheridan Youth Assistance Program’s (SYAP) annual fundraiser, Denim and Lace, was held at Lindley Farmstead on September 16, and was a huge success. The fundraiser was a fun evening of dinner, auction items, music and more – all with the aim of raising money for SYAP.

A total of 260 supporters attended the sold-out event, which included special guest Congresswoman Victoria Spartz. SYAP received $27,000 from the event.

In case you missed it this year, you’re invited watch this video It tells the story of a client family and the impact of SYAP in their lives.

career exploration day

In the past, SYAP has organized a large annual career fair for students from the region. This year, SYAP is taking a new, more focused approach to informing middle school and high school students about local careers available after high school.

SYAP is hosting four Career Exploration Days for Sheridan students in grades 7 through 12. Each Exploration Day focuses on a different job sector.

The first Career Exploration Day was about careers in construction, and nine local businesses and training programs came together to set up demonstrations and talk to students about all types of jobs in the construction industry. Students enjoyed engaging with representatives at each demonstration, and learning about trades and apprenticeships, programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Army Careers, and trying on some safety gear or using a power drill with ABC Prep Academy stayed to do

The next Career Exploration Day will focus on manufacturing careers, followed by Health Careers Day in February and Service Careers in March.

If your business or organization would like to participate in a future Career Day, please call Beth Sabelhaus at (317) 758-4431 ext. 4460 or email [email protected],

holiday aid donations are needed

Each year SYAP partners with local organizations helping needy families during the holiday season.

SYAP partnered with the Good Samaritan Network for Thanksgiving food boxes and MAMA’s Cupboards and with Sheridan First United Methodist Church for December holiday assistance, including Christmas gifts for families and Meijer food gift cards.

So far 118 families of the community have reached out for help. If you or your organization would like to make a donation or sponsor a family to help with the holidays, click here or call Lisa Samuels at (317) 758-4431 ext. 4400 or email [email protected],

Thank you for your generosity in ensuring that every family in the Sheridan community has a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season.

Learn more about all Hamilton County youth assistance programs youth assistance dot org,





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