'Buddy Project' helps students and their undergrad mentors weather pandemic

The St. Lawrence County People Project has developed a new program teaming area undergrads with K-12 students.

“The Buddy Project,” offers free, weekly mentoring, tutoring or specific skills training, such as language lessons, music lessons or yoga. A coalition of leaders and students, in collaboration with the county Youth Bureau, developed the plan to provide support to youths in a COVID-19 safe way.

The free program is open to all K-12 students within St. Lawrence County. Undergraduates from St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam are available to support local youth. Read more here.


The People Project

Local unions and community members working together to improve the lives of students and their families in Massena, NY.

Union Leads the Charge to Improve North Country Communities

The People Project, a union initiative, is leading the charge to improve both spirit and economy for all residents in this underserved area. Read the story.

What is The People Project?

The People Project is a growing coalition of educators, parents, community members, employers and government leaders in St. Lawrence County committed to:

 Vibrant grassroots community engagement

 High quality public education for all, and

 Creating a sustainable local economy that supports everyone