Liberty Partnerships Program- Genesee Community College

A NYS Department of Education evidence-based, grant-funded college/career preparatory program for students in grades 6-12 in six school districts.

LIFE is what you make of make every minute count! Lead agency:Genesee Community College.

Mission: The Liberty Partnerships LIFE Program, administered through Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY provides career and college exploratory trips as well as enrichment experiences and tutorial assistance for students in grades 6-12 in the Alibion, Brockport and Medina Central School Districts.

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Liberty Scholars of Byron Bergen

Welcome back! Check out our latest newsletter created with updates for our Byron Bergen Liberty Scholars! Welcome back to the 2020-21 School Year! I am so happy to be back in school and ready to greet your smiling faces, in the same room as...

Cam from Brockport shares his Victory Garden. Dont forget that growth diaries are coming due. Contact your LPP teacher for further assistance. Great work Cam!

Take a mental health test

We live in challenging times. These free online tests can help you to determine if you may need help and gives you resources and options for treatment. Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

FREE GROUP COUNSELING FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19. Coping Circles are available to all New Yorkers, ages 18 and older. Coping Circles are also available in different languages.

Sessions for Coping Circles will be held by video or phone and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

We encourage participation from healthcare workers, first responders, COVID-19 survivors, those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, and those who have experienced COVID-19 related job loss. Specialized Coping Circles for these groups will be created pending demand and availability.
Coping Circles will be available throughout the summer through the end of August 2020.
New Yorkers interested in joining Coping Circles can register at NY.Gov/CopingCircles, a secure and HIPAA-compliant web platform.

Essence is growing some pretty great looking veggies. She says that water is very important with the humid weather.

How It Works

Stretch your food dollars with double ups! Stretch your food dollars with Double Up Food Bucks! Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP EBT Card dollars at participating farmers’ markets. It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks! For example, if you spend $10 from your SNAP EBT Card at a participating farmers market or mobile ...

Batavia schools free lunch information

The Summer Meals Program, or “Grab and Go” meal distribution for the summer months, will begin on Monday, June 29. Distribution will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m. at Jackson Primary and John Kennedy Intermediate Schools. The Jackson distribution site will be at the school’s Hutchins Street entrance; JK's will be in the main loop on Vine Street as it has been this spring. Each M-W-F distribution will include two days of breakfasts and two days of lunches for each child, age 18 and under. No enrollment is necessary, and there is no-cost for families.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program that was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Byron Bergen free lunch program for families

Please note these updates and clarifications. Pick up locations are at the High School bus loop on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Byron Community Park (Fireman's Park) every week day, and the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Bergen Village Office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Genesee County free food giveaways are listed below

Genesee County - please check out these opportunities.

Byron Bergen Liberty Scholars: SAVE THE DATE!

Hailey has been working hard on her vicotry garden . Be sure to use extra waterings in the morning and evening to keep your soil moist. Looking great Hailey!

Attached is the recipe for tomorrow's dessert- Flan! Come meet with Chef Nicole and finish strong with a great compliment to our pico de gallo, guac, and chicken tacos/burritos from the last 2 weeks. Class is Wednesday from 10:00 am-11:00 am.

Students that missed Class #1 of the Watercolors Google Classroom from last Thursday due to technical issues are invited to participate this evening from 7-8 pm at the following link: The class will resume as usual at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 9th.

Watercolor Class is going on RIGHT NOW!

More awesome Victory Garden pictures from the Lewis' and Zastrocky families. Post your garden pics for bonus points toward an LPP SUMMER SWAG BAG!

Cooking with Chef Nicole today was really terrific. Chicken tacos are super tasty! Thanks all for your great questions and we look forward to dessert next week, where we will be making flan!

Liberty Partnerships Program- Genesee Community College

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Mark Your Calendar: Free food giveaway next two Wednesdays at St. Anthony's parking lot The City Church is holding a drive-thru food distribution event at its St. Anthony’s site parking lot from 9 to 11 a.m. on the next two consecutive Wednesdays, July 1 and July 8. Everyone is welcome! St. Anthony's is located at 114 Liberty St. in the City of Batavia.

Essence from Batavia and Novalee from Bergen are busy with their Victory Gardens. How are your veggies fairing?

Thanks to Gabby (x2), Hailey, Victoria (x2), Kelsee, Lillian, Logan, Ella, Novalee, Sydney, Natalie, Kaelee, Miguel and Angel for participating in our cooking class today. Looking forward to our entree next week. Materials for next Wednesday will be delivered on Tuesday for weeks 2 and 3. Chicken burritos 🌯

Here are the recipes for the cooking class with Chef Nicole today. Pico di gallo and Guacamole. Delish!

As Chef Mirabella taught us, Mis en place... getting ready for our 10:00 cooking lesson with Chef Nicole.

Spending the morning delivering supplies victory gardens, watercolor class, and cooking supplies for ZOOM with Chef Nicole!

Victory Garden registration closes TODAY at 4:30pm. Only 10 spots left! Comment BELOW if you are interested.

Extra assistance in purchasing food is available on your EBT/SNAP card for children to have nutrition during the summer. The last day for picking up free school lunches is June 26th.


Community Action of Orleans & Genesee

FRIDAY, June 19th - Albion

Watercolor Class with Mrs. Valentine

Join Mrs. Valentine for a 7 week class on watercolor painting and color theory. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You must commit to attending all 7 sessions that will be held on THURSDAYS, starting on JULY 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm. You will need: computer, video/microphone as well as internet access to participate.  Week 1 --Introduction. ...

LPP Victory Garden

This summer, grow your own food and become more self-sufficient. Sign up BELOW! This will be open to the first 20 participants to sign up.  Students will receive seeds and/or plants, 3 bags of planting soil, and portable gardens on June 22-23, 2020. Each student is to notify LPP staff on the day they choose to plant their garden. One or more pictures should be sent showing th...

Cooking with Chef Nicole

Here's the link to sign up for our three week cooking course via ZOOM. Spaces are limited. Act QUICKLY! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You must commit to attending all 3 sessions that will be held on WEDNESDAYS, starting on JUNE 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm. You will need: computer, video/microphone as well as internet access to participate. Food for week one lesso...

Common App for College Success

Congratulations on the completion of another school year! Rising Seniors can sign up HERE for a kickstart on their college applications with this FREE information session with Anita Strollo, from AEOC at Genesee Community College to he held on July 22. Day and evening appointments are available. RISING SENIORS: Anita Strollo from AEOC will be walking you through the process of completing the Common Application for college admissions in a small group format. She will also be talking to you about the FSA ID and how to set your Senior year up for success. Use your summer wisely to begin lookin...

Village of Bergen

Bergen folks can find food distribution information here:

This week Wednesday, June 10, 2020, there will be a free food distribution by Food Link at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church from 3-5pm, until all the boxes are gone. It will be a drive through, and each car may pick up food for one family. Stay in your car and pop open your trunk – the food will be placed inside. This may include meat, dairy and produce as well as food staples. There is no registration required. They ask that there be no early birds, because there will be a large Food Link truck to maneuver in the parking lot, and much to unload in preparation for the food distribution.

Community Action of Orleans & Genesee

Reminder ....Tomorrow (Friday) is the day!!

FRIDAY, MAY 29TH .....
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to share that free USDA farmers-to-families food boxes are available for the public on Friday May 29. This is a first come, first served opportunity and there are no pre-orders or deliveries available.

DISTRIBUTION WILL BEGIN AT 10 A.M. AND WILL END WHEN ALL 1,200 BOXES HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT. Anyone is welcome to come and pick up a box — this is not limited to families with children.

PICK UP IS AT THE Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds at 12690 Rt. 31 in Albion. Please enter the fairgrounds using the Wood Road entrance on the east end of the grounds. For distribution we will be located in the pavilion where the stage is located. After pickup you will be able to leave by the exit on Rt 31 or Taylor Hill Road.

You will not need to leave your vehicle for drive through pickup, our staff and volunteers will load into your trunk for you. If you have questions please email [email protected] or call the Cooperative Extension at 585-798-4265 and leave a voice mail staff will monitor and respond.

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456 West Ave
Albion, NY

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
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