Broome-Tioga BOCES with Broome and Tioga DSS create youth summer work projects

Binghamton For over 20 years, Broome-Tioga BOCES and the Broome and Tioga county departments of social services have partnered to operate the Summer Youth Employment Program, a grant-funded program promoting career exploration and work experience for youths ages 14-20. Each summer, 200-250 youth work with an average of 40 different worksites to gain employment skills while supporting their communities. 

“This year BOCES is excited to partner with Synergy Athletics on a community beautification project—an external building mural on their Front Street location,” said SYEP administrator Nicole Tryt.

Synergy President Joe Hashey said, “We’re thrilled to partner with BOCES on the project because it gives our local youth an opportunity to make their community a brighter place, while also emphasizing the importance of gaining employment skills.”

The mural project site is Synergy’s 1427 Upper Front Street Binghamton location. Broome-Tioga BOCES students are currently working on the garage doors facing the parking lot. When the garage door portion of the project is complete, the students will work on beautifying the front of the building that faces the road. They hope the words and designs will inspire local community members as they pass by or visit Synergy for a workout.

Students will be working on the Synergy Binghamton beautification project through August 12. 

Synergy provides busy people with guided, meaningful workouts they can use to stay healthy and renew their energy.