OEC Mission Statement

The mission of the OEC is to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment.


Hours of youth service


Youth hired so far in 2017


Trees planted in 2017


Gardens maintained

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OEC Needs Your Support!

While OEC has been successful in growing capacity through partnerships, grants and fee based work, much of the infrastructure and staff time necessary to provide youth with the support they need to successully complete our programs as well as to prepare them for future jobs or schooling is not covered by grant or fee based deliverables. OEC is rallying our support base to ensure a sustainable future for the youth of Syracuse and Central New York.