Programs

The following is a preview/view of YT’s Programs:

Social Action

Hudson Valley Food Bank

Upsilon Tau Chapter and family members help alleviate hunger together in the Hudson Valley region

Recycled Smiles Initiative

Providing smiles to the residents of Dutchess Assisted Living Center in Poughkeepsie, NY during Christmas.  

Adopt-A-Highway

By adopting a highway, the brothers of Upsilon Tau Chapter hope to improve the cleanliness and appearance of the City of Newburgh and make an impact on the community. The section of roadway is from Plank Rd to Water St (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) 

 

Beulah Baptist Church Soup Kitchen

The Brothers have partnered with the Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie, NY to provide service during the of Summer 2017. Upsilon Tau volunteer their services in serving people in need.

The men of Upsilon Tau Chapter support a wonderful little league team full of perseverance in Middletown, NY

Omega Mentoring

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset. We are assisting several mentoring programs in the area to ensure they succeed.

Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive

Blood Drive – Every year the Brothers of YT donate not only their sweat but their blood to the New York Blood Center in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region.

Health Initiatives

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Although prostate cancer is common, it is not often discussed. Many men are hesitant about screening for prostate cancer or are unsure of what they need to know related to detecting cancer and talking with their health care team about screening. Similarly, there may be issues related to the treatment of prostate cancer that can be difficult to discuss. For instance, the side effects of prostate cancer treatment may include erectile dysfunction, incontinence and other side effects that affect a man’s identity and self-esteem.

Moreover, one in seven men will become diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. Prostate health affects all men and their loved ones.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

March 12th of each year chapters conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.

2020 Census, Voter Registration, Education & Mobilization

Voter Registration

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Purpose of the Census-

The census is required by the Constitution, which has called for an "actual enumeration" once a decade since 1790. The 2020 population numbers will shape how political power and federal tax dollars are shared in the U.S over the next 10 years.

The results of the 2020 census will determine the number of seats for each state in the House of Representatives, which mirrors the number of delegates for each state in the Electoral College, for elections in 2022 to 2030.

Achievement Week

Achievement Week

The Achievement Week is observed each November and is designed to recognize those individuals in our community who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week.

Talent Hunt Program

Talent Hunt Program

The Talent Hunt Program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships.

Reclamation and Retention

Reclamation and Retention

A concerted effort in our local area to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status.

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