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CAP is excited to announce a 10-week coaching program to help Madison County youth succeed in the workplace.  The program will begin on April 17th and run through June 20th, 2019, at our Canastota office.

This project will address the need of low-income youth lacking soft skills that are increasingly important in the changing economy to find and retain jobs.  Youth and young adults (High school or GED graduates, or training program experience) will be eligible to participate in coaching activities such as:

  • Developing a professional attitude, time management skills, customer service skills, and awareness of work place expectations
  • Improving self-confidence, how to work as a team with co-workers, and accepting and learning from feedback
  • Improving public speaking skills and communication skills

Participants will receive aid for class/workshops attended.

CAP will utilize the popular “Getting Ahead: A Collaborative Approach to Resolving Poverty” deeply rooted in Ruby Payne’s “Bridges out of Poverty” program.  This curriculum has been successfully used across the nation and in Central New York.  We will also supplement the curriculum with the Department of Labor’s handbook, “Skills to Pay the Bills”.

CAP will begin their recruiting process in February 2019.  If you know of anyone who is motivated and interested in obtaining and sustaining long-term employment and will be able to attend 1 class per week in Canastota from April 17 to June 20, 2019 (Wednesdays), please contact Diane Ryan via e-mail at  If you have any questions regarding this new program, please call 315-697-3588 Ext. 10 or e-mail