CYO Philosophy

Updated Thursday April 27, 2017 by St. Anthony CYO.

Saint Anthony’s

CYO Philosophy

These are the goals of St. Anthony’s CYO

 

 

  • To provide programs that fulfill the needs within our parish for our children.
  • To provide within such programs an atmosphere where all children, regardless of athletic ability can flourish and grow.  Where the emphasis is on learning, development skills, fostering friendship and enhancing self-esteem.  Where competition is friendly and winning is secondary.
  • To maintain a program that is manageable in size and non-threatening, so that each child can receive as much individual attention as possible and not get lost in a crowd.
  • To ensure that the adults in the program are committed to the virtues of patience, gentleness and understanding, and set an example of fairness and self-control at all times.
  • To encourage parents and relatives to support the programs both physically—by volunteering to work in the individual programs—and emotionally—by their presence and positive reinforcement at these activities.
  • To provide programs not just limited to sports but other experiences both social and spiritual to enable children to discover and develop their persons in a friendly, spiritual and joyful atmosphere.
  • To, above all else, represent Christ to our children, to their parents and to one another and to incorporate fully Christian ideals into every facet of St. Anthony’s CYO program.