Oswego YMCA fundraising for new program

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OSWEGO, New York – The Oswego YMCA will be holding a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 21 to raise money for a new program, called Circle of Security.

Circle of Security is an international program designed to provide parents with methods and resources for creating strong relationships and attachment with their children.

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Kerrie Ann Webb, Executive Director of the Oswego YMCA, says that beginning this type of program within the Oswego community could potentially have great impacts.

“With Oswego County having such a high rate for child abuse, if there’s a way that we can be proactive and prevent some of those things from happening by giving parents tools, then this is what this class can offer,” said Webb.

Webb says the Oswego YMCA will be the first in the area to host Circle of Security classes, and if it proves successful, there is a potential to spread it to other local communities.

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Oswego YMCA Photo By: Victoria Love

The Pancake Breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday at Lake City Lodge in Oswego. Tickets cost $8 per person. Money raised from the Pancake Breakfast will be used to fund the Circle of Security program and train additional facilitators for the program.