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November 17 • 04:44 PM
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Parenting Program Receives Grant from Charitable Foundation


04/06/2012 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) was the recipient of a $2,000 grant Monday, March 12, 2012 from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation (USCF) of Kingston, NY.

The grant was presented by USCF's, Executive Director, Michael Kelley and USCF Comptroller, Kristen Cronin and accepted by CCEUC's, Executive Director, Lydia Reidy, RAPP Coordinator, Jennifer M. Patterson and RAPP Youth Educator, Allison Reidy at the CCEUC Education Center located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston.

RAPP, a parenting program for grandparents and other relatives who are raising the child of a relative is a program of CCEUC's Family and Consumer Sciences division.

RAPP provides education and training to learn new parenting and coping skills, and offers mutual peer support groups, referrals and access to appropriate community based services and resources. The program also offers practical nutrition education through hands-on activities that include snack ideas, easy recipes and shopping tips that meet individual family's needs. Other benefits of RAPP are individual financial management education programs that work with participants to set financial goals and develop spending plans. All this is available in a setting designed to promote sharing, caring and mutual respect. In addition to assistance and guidance for adults, RAPP also offers programs for young people including groups like RAPP it up Kids Club!

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org . Follow us on www.facebook.com. CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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