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CYO Pool House Demolition Happening Soon!
Sometime the week of September 16th this building will be knocked down and a new pool house constructed on the same site for the Summer of 2020! Former / current staff members, CYO friends, neighbors, etc. are welcome to come to the Yardville CYO to observe the demolition. The contractor will give us notice a day or two beforehand. Check back for updates!
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR NEW YARDVILLE CYO POOL HOUSE!
The CYO has announced their next major facility improvement project - to build a new pool house at our Yardville Branch!
YARDVILLE CYO POOL HOUSE GRANTS
The CYO recently received two $5,000 grants to kick start the fundraising of the New Pool House Project! Pictured from left to right at the check presentation is Cecilee Abney from the Roma Bank Community Foundation, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director holding a rendering of the Pool House, and Linda Martin employees of Investor Bank.
The 22nd CYO Golf Classic will be held Thursday, October. 10, 2019 at Mountainview Golf Course. This year , we are honoring Dr. Katherine Soss Prihoda as CYO Woman of the Year!
To read the Trentonian News paper article on the CYO Woman of the Year Dr. Katherine Soss Prihoda click here.
More information to follow. For questions contact Patrick Hardiman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Investors Grant Presentation
from left, Cecilee Abney from Investors presents a check to CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz for $2,500
Rutgers University‒Camden Nursing Students Learn While Teaching Preschool Children About Healthy Living : Rutgers-Camden Campus News click here to read article
Pictured above are some of the volunteers from Lake Catholic High School in the Cleveland (Mentor), Ohio area along with Lake staff member Marty Gibbons and CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz.These students performed two days of community service at the CYO Yardville facility-helping to prepare the grounds for the upcoming camp season.Another Catholic Lake staff member, Jillian Zaczyk brought a different group of students to the CYO this week as well. These students and staff spent their Easter Break on this Mew Jersey Immersion Trip sponsored / coordinated by the Center for Faith Justice. Besides the CYO Yardville, students also worked at TASK and the Visitation Home. The CYO was grateful for two very productive days performed by this group of stellar high school students.
CYO RECEIVESD GRANT FROM CHRISTINE’S HOPE FOR KIDS - CYO recently received a $5,000 grant from Christine’s Hope For Kids to support CYO’s pre-school, after school, and summer programming. Pictured above is John Gianacaci (second from left) from Christine’s Hope For Kids, CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz (second from right), Program Director, John Soss, and Grant Writer Nancy Podeszwa, all surrounded by the CYO South Broad St. preschoolers.
CYO RECEIVES GRANT FROM BERKSHIRE BANK The CYO South Broad St. recently received a grant from Berkshire Bank for the After School's Tutoring Program. Pictured from left to right at the check presentation is John Soss, After School Program Director, Christine Spinelli and Bambina Szarka from Berkshire Bank, and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director.
CYO YARDVILLE PRE-SCHOOL GAINS NAEYC RE-ACCREDIATION
The CYO Yardville Pre-School recently achieved the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) re-accreditation in August, therefore keeping the Pre-School accredited with NAEYC through August, 2023.
NAEYC accredited programs have demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality program for young children and their families. Scoring categories include health and safety, staffing, staff qualifications, physical environment, administration, and the nature of the child experience.
Pictured left to right is Patrick Hardiman, CYO Yardville Director, four Pre-School students, Kate Monroe, Pre-School Supervisor, and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director.
The CYO continues its commitment serving the City of Trenton as it has for the past 66 years! We are tackling enhancements projects this Summer! Photo with heavy equipment and stacked materials is ready to install a new roof at our East State St. Center. The other photo shows the clearing of a dilapidated garage the CYO recently purchased at a City auction. This location is directly behind our South Broad St. Center. It will be a fenced, secure parking area for CYO bus and van.
Support our fundraising efforts by going to www.cyomercer.org or calling the CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz at 609-396-8383 ext. 15. Help us help the community!
Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission honors the CYO. Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede and the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission recently honored the CYO with a Community Service Award at their 42nd Annual Hamilton Township Economic Development Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration on October 27.
From left to right, CYO Board Members Ed Petranto, Kathy Prihoda, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede, CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz, Hamilton Township Economic Development Director, Marty Flynn, CYO Board member Scott Krasny and his wife Michelle, CYO Grant Writer Nancy Podeszwa, and CYO Board member Tom Griffith and his wife Danielle.
Basketball League 2017-2018
Opening Day Mass Saturday November 4 at 9:00 AM at the CYO Yardville located at 453 Yardville-Allentown Rd. All basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, family members, school faculty, clergy, and friends are strongly encouraged to attend.
Ewing CYO Pre-School is Back!
We will re-open Monday, September 11 and our building has been totally renovated. All classrooms are air conditioned!
The CYO of Mercer County has announced a new partnership with Jazzercise! This popular exercise program will now be offered four times per week at the Yardville CYO location. For more information contact Eileen Garretson at (609) 658-8473 or via e-mail at email@example.com
"Sister Joanne Dress, D.C and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director pose for a picture at the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute. Tom was presented with the Hamilton Township Dr. King Spirit of the Community Service Award.
To view the photo gallery of the Monitor Newspaper pictures of the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute click here.
To read the Monitors Opening Day Mass story, and view the photo gallery of the Mass, and Opening Day Games, click here.
To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Day Camp Talent Show click here.
CYO students and staff pose for a picture in front of the new 2015, 29 passenger school bus. Thank you to the major bus donors that made this purchase possible: James Kerney Foundation, Mercer Fund of the Community Fund of NJ, and Mary Owen Borden Foundation. In addition, we appreciate the numerous individuals and organizations who supported this fund-raining effort!
$15,000 Grant to the CYO from Investors Bank.
The CYO received a $15,000 grant from Investor Bank for the Monsignor Toomey Annex in Yardville.
Thanks Investors for your generous support!
To see photos from the Cross Country Meet click here.
To view the photo gallery of the CYO Basketball Hall of Fame Dine and Awards Banquet click here.
To read about the 2014-2015 CYO opening day mass and games stories from the monitor click here.
To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Yardville Monsignor Toomey Grand Opening click here
CYO YARDVILLE MONSIGNOR TOOMEY ANNEX NOW OPEN
The 4,600 square foot air conditioned indoor play space in now complete and the children are enjoying it! Camp, Pre-School, After School and basketball programs will be enhanced by it. New programming will be formed, staff training sessions, parent nights, and so much more to take advantage of in this great space!
To read the Trenton Times article from 3/28/14 about the High School All Star Game click here.
To view photos and read the story about the 2013-2014 CYO basketball Championships click here
To learn more about the CYO South Broad St. computer lab upgrade and grant click here
To read the Hamilton Pulse article about the Venom softball team putting on a Winter Holiday Carnival for the students at CYO East State Street Center click here
To read a story from the Monitor Newspaper on the Monsignor Toomey Annex addition click here.
Monsignor Toomey Annex Construction has begun!
The CYO has begun construction on a 4600 square foot addition at the Yardville Branch being named the Monsignor Toomey Annex after our late, great, Founder, and first Director, Monsignor Leonard Toomey. The addition will include a large open space with a divider, sections of bleachers, portable baskets, and bathroom facilities. It will provide space for play on hot and/or inclement weather days, performances, graduation ceremonies, staff development workshops, community gatherings, as well as indoor venues for physical education. To find out more about this project and to help support the CYO and make a donation visit our website at www.cyomercer.org and go to our donations page.
CYO Yardville Pre-School gains NAEYC Accreditation!
CYO Pleased to Announce East State Street Center!
Starting in the September the CYO will operate the East State Street Center (formerly Martin House) at 794 East State Street. Programs will include a Pre-School and After School Program. To find out more about the CYO East State Street Center click here to read a recent Monitor Newspaper article.
East State Street Center ribbon cutting ceremony
The CYO of Mercer County is proud to announce the celebration of our organizations 60th Anniversary.
Since 1952 we have been serving the youth of Mercer County!
CYO Partners With Hamilton Township Schools for Before and After School Programs!
The CYO is proud to announce the partnership with Greenwood and Klockner Schools in Hamilton Township the on site Before and After School Program providers for the 2011-2012 school year. The Before and After School Program begins at 7:30AM and runs until 8:45AM and the After School Program is from 3:35PM until 6:00PM. The CYO previously provided service, and will continue to do so at Wilson and Lalor Schools. For more information contact Patrick Hardiman at (609) 585-4280 x 102 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Wilson School Before and After School Program staff member pose for a picture. From left to right, Katie Stevenson, Wilson School Before School staff member, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director, Barbara Panfilli, Principal, Wilson School, Patrick Hardiman, CYO Yardville Director, and Beverly Taylor, "
CYO expands services to Ewing Township!