Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes prevention education and safe, healthy activities for the youth in our community. Our ongoing purpose is to prevent drug and alcohol use and other risky behaviors among young people residing in the Town of Bethlehem or attending school in the Bethlehem Central School District.
To help meet these goals, BOU awards grants for a wide variety of initiatives targeting students, parents, younger children and the community. BOU also collaborates with other organizations such as Student Senate and Bethlehem Parks and Recreation to promote healthy youth development.
To see a list of recent grants and activities, click here.
Individual donations, sales of "Memo to School" pads and fundraising events support BOU efforts. "Memo to School" pads can be purchased in school offices or at any BOU event.
To learn more about BOU or join our Board, please contact Jayne Deane-White. Donations can be made by check payable to "BOU" and mailed to BOU, PO Box 492, Delmar NY 12054. BOU is a 501(c) (3) organization.
A Chance to Make H-I-S-T-O-R-Y!
*Rescheduled for March 27, 2013
Not to "bee" outdone by a snowstorm, the Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited's (BOU) Community Spelling Bee at the Bethlehem Central Middle
School Auditorium is back on track! The event will now be held on Wednesday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m.
BOU is expecting a talented line-up of Eagle, Slingerlands, and Glenmont teachers, Middle and High School teachers, students teams and community teams for the event.There is still time to get a team together or sponsor a team! Register by March 20!
READ MORE & GET REGISTRATION/SPONSORSHIP FORMS »
2012 Grants and Activities
• Life after BC Student Panel
• Panel Discussion on Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
• Annual BC Basketball Classic
• Student Wellness And Training: SWAT for BCMS
• Graduation Celebration BCHS
• 5th Grade Survivor Day
• BCMS Halloween Ball
Memo to School Pads for Sale
"Memo to School Pads" are for sale for $3 in the main offices of all BC schools to benefit the BOU's youth activities and prevention education programs.
How to apply for funding
Anyone can apply for funding. Most applications are developed by parent organizations, collaborations of District staff, or community groups.
Grant application forms can be obtained by clicking here, or in the main office of each school. Submit completed grant applications to Mike Whitely. Applications are reviewed by the BOU Board for consistency with goals, cost-effectiveness, and available alternative funding.
Previous grants and activities