During Barrett New York North’s 16 Hour Divisional Supervisor Training, employees engaged in a team-building activity that allowed them to solve problems while earning parts of a child’s bicycle. Whether it be through problem solving or bartering with the other teams, each team had to obtain all of the bicycle parts. Working together, each team then had to build a bicycle that was later donated to a local charity called Disabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO). With the involvement of the NYN employees, the region was able to donate 8 bicycles and helmets to directly benefit local children.
“This year it’s more fun to be able to contribute in a way that’s going to go right to the kids”
– Adam Powers, Barrett New York North Area Manager
DPAO is an organization that serves over 500 children, adults and their families. Within the organization, the staff specializes in providing quality and effective developmental services geared towards helping families overcome the stress of caring for their loved ones in the Jefferson and Lewis counties of Upstate New York.