2015 Spring Trumansburg-Ulysses Youth Activities Guide

2015-Trumansburg-Ulysses YOUTH EMPLOYMENT application

Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services is a program in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County to offer fun, educational opportunities, as well as a youth employment program, to youth who live in Trumansburg, the Town of Ulysses, or the Trumansburg school district. Most programs occur at school during lunch or immediately after school. In the summer, programs are offered at various community sites.

Youth Program Managers:

Anthony Ouckama - middle school Youth Program Mgr. e-mail
Mike Perry - high school  Youth Program Mgr.  e-mail

     Town Hall, 2nd Floor
     10 Elm Street


Shelley Lester
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY 14850

Current program listings:

Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services (T/UYS) is one of several programs offered through the Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Commission. T/UYS offers enjoyable educational and recreational experiences to students who live in Trumansburg, the Town of Ulysses, or the Trumansburg Central School district. All programs are designed to help youth build positive life skills.

T/UYS is staffed by two part-time Program Managers who are supervised by Cornell Cooperative Extension staff member Shelley Lester and frequently collaborate and share ideas with other youth Program Managers within Tompkins County. As Cornell employees, the Program Managers also have unlimited access to the latest research in youth development and timely workshops and trainings.

T/UYS operates as part of Rural Youth Services and is coordinated through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Town and Village activities are designed to complement services offered by schools, communities, and countywide agencies and operate under the guidance of volunteers serving on the Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Commission. 

Program Goals

  • Give rural students opportunities to take part in meaningful pastimes other than such mainstream activities as sports, music, or drama
  • Teach teens appropriate employment skills and give them first-time job experiences
  • Offer positive role models and mentors for young people to bond with
  • Reach out to both younger and older teens so they can find a place to belong in the programs
  • Provide “intentional programming” that teaches values and skills to students while engaging them in fun activities with adults and peers

Popular Programs

  • Big Friend/Little Friend
  • Earth Day Cleanup and other community service projects
  • Gifts Galore
  • Cooking Classes
  • Babysitter Training
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Job training - Employment and interview skills- Youth Employment Application

Most Rural Youth Services programs are free and occur immediately after school. Both transportation and supervision are provided. In the summer, programs are also available at various community sites.

Tompkins County Youth Services - Recreation Partnership website

This website is updated periodically but not regularly and routinely each day.
If you have questions please contact Carissa Parlato or call (607) 387-5767.

Mailing address: 10 Elm St., Trumansburg, NY 14886