Mentor & Tutor Program- FUN and EFFECTIVE!

Did you know…?   A few fun facts about the Mentor & Tutor Program:   * The summer program boasts student average daily attendance of 94%. * At least 60% of students made measurable progress. * All students learned organization and study skills. * The summer program students enjoyed art lessons and a field trip to the Everson Museum, as well as  three afternoons of interactive science projects from The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). * Students are engaged

Mentor & Tutor Program Celebration Speaker: Rep. John Katko

“As Central New York’s Representative in Congress, I’ve made it a priority to raise awareness and focus on finding solutions to the devastating rate of poverty in our community,” said Rep. John Katko Since taking office, Rep. Katko has prioritized poverty and education in our community, noting that Syracuse has one of the highest child poverty rates of any major upstate New York city, with a graduation rate in Syracuse city schools below 50 percent. “Poverty hurts all of Central New

St. Patrick’s Day Remembrance of Father Joe

Hard to believe 8 years ago we were walking in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade honoring Father Champlin. I remember how grateful Father Joe was to be asked to be one of the 2008 Grand Marshalls. Although, the community was sad he was not with us, we did feel his presence as he watched us from above and the crowd gave a standing ovation. Good friend, Bishop Costello rode down Salina Street in his yellow Ford Focus holding a picture

A Success Story: Meet Melanie George

In 1997, Father Champlin started the Guardian Angel Society to raise funds for tuition assistance to allow children to attend Cathedral School and then Bishop Grimes, Bishop Ludden and Christian Brothers Academy. He also knew that, in order for these children to experience success in school, they needed to build relationships with mentors. Guardian Angel Society has been blessed to provide those things to children for the last 19 years. Now, meet one of the first kids to experience the success

Being Lost, Confused and Vulnerable by Father Champlin

In the wake of today’s tragic news, it may help those of us struggling to make sense of it all, to read some of Father Champlin’s own words. Pray with us that those among us who are filled with hopelessness find strength to ask for help from a loving God, and community, who care. From Father’s book, entitled Take 5, here are Father’s thoughts from “Being Lost, Confused and Vulnerable”. “I recently drove to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester to

The Original Wise Guys Return…that’s no joke!

It ain’t no joke! On April 1, 2016, Bruno Schirripa is bringing THE ORIGINAL WISE GUYS back!!! Tom Anzalone, Jim Dailakis and Moody McCarthy star in this monster show. All proceeds benefit Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. Tickets are $25 and are available at 315-422-7218 for more information.

Sweet Cabaret 2016 is SOLD OUT!

Father’s kids thank you for your support!

A real champion for Father Champlin’s kids, Paul Kline, forever in our hearts

We are informing the community with an extremely heavy heart that one of Father Champlin’s original Advisory Committee Members and founding Board Member since 2010, Paul Kline passed away on Wednesday night. Father Champlin’s kids had no greater champion than Paul. We are unable to put the magnitude of his loss into words. Please pray for his wife, LeeAnn, Paul’s children and grandchildren.…

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. That is the goal for Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. ‪#‎DestinationGraduation‬