High school students in the College Discovery Program (CDP) took a trip to the Adirondacks this past summer, which included rafting the Ausable Chasm, visiting Howe Caverns, a dinner-cruise on a Steamboat on Lake George and a guided tour of SUNY Cobleskill. This great trip would not have been possible without the effort and dedication of the CDP Boosters, headed by retired Ithaca teacher Dave Bock.
Many CDP students also had their first jobs this summer either through the IYB’s Youth Employment Service or Work-Force NY. Students worked as gardeners, pre-school aides, summer camp staff, the Sciencenter and more. When they were working or traveling, the students gathered with CDP staff for bowling, mini-golf, kayaking, swimming, shopping and tubing. Some students also helped to plant and maintain flower gardens and planters around the IYB.