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Little Things Matter - Demonstrating character while parenting

Little Things Matter - Demonstrating character while parenting

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director January 24, 2017 As parents we measure success in many ways. Did my daughter make the team? Does my son have friends? How did my child score on that last test? These are easy to assess, more so than our children’s character. We can help our children with homework,...
The Quiltmaker’s Gifts Warm Cornerstone Kids

The Quiltmaker’s Gifts Warm Cornerstone Kids

Nancy Wiersum, Chief Advancement Officer January 5, 2017 Happy 2017 everyone! As we begin a bright new year, I am still savoring some of my favorite memories of 2016. Most of them have to do with the kind and thoughtful gestures from wonderful people for our 360 clients. The Oswego quilting club...
With Gratitude

With Gratitude

Nancy Wiersum, Chief Advancement Officer December 19, 2016 At this magical time of year, all of us at 360 Youth Services are astounded by the many acts of generosity directed toward our kids and families. How can we ever thank you?! I’ve been savoring the thoughts of the kind gifts we have...
What parents say snowball meant for their teen

What parents say snowball meant for their teen

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director September 26, 2016 Well-run, relaxed but structured atmosphere where kids open up to each other to see the world through each other’s eyes. It’s touching. It’s a great time, a true experience they will always remember. My daughter dealt with a lot of hard stuff in a positive, loving...
Why would I tell my friends to come to snowball weekend?

Why would I tell my friends to come to snowball weekend?

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director September 12, 2016 “Sometimes the best way to find out who you are is to go to the place where you don’t have to be anything different.” —Snow teen ‘06 What teens say who attended Operation Snowball retreats over the years says it all. “I will always be grateful for...