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NSEF Celebrates 20 Years of Giving - Grant Focus: Books for Counseling

As the North Syracuse Education Foundation (NSEF) celebrates 20 years of giving this year, the NSCSD is helping highlight some of the outstanding programs that have been made available because of their grants. The NSEF serves a simple, but comprehensive purpose: to ensure that North Syracuse Central School District students benefit from a quality education to maintain and enhance the level of excellence in North Syracuse schools. With the unfortunate reality of diminishing local and federal funding, the NSEF has filled the desperate need of stretching budgets by funding projects and materials to enhance students’ education.
In its 20 years of existence, the NSEF has funded more than $200,000 worth of programs that have directly benefited all students from grades pre-k through 12. The group’s mission is to sponsor activities and projects intended to enhance the education and cultural enrichment of students of the NSCSD. Programs and materials provided through the NSEF supplement those typically funded by the regular school budget.
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May Grant Highlight
Kerry Delduchetto is a counselor at Roxboro Road Elementary School. Her grant consisted of a selection of books to help her have a successful outcome when she interacts with students.  The books have been an avenue for children to express their emotions and to identify with stories that show they are not alone in their emotions or situations.
Example:  Ruby Finds a Worry is about a child whose worry keeps getting bigger until she talks about it.  This book was a metaphor for counseling; they are doing just what the character in the book does (talking)
The Good Egg is about a selfless egg who realizes the importance of self-care.