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Funded Youth Programs

The Youth Bureau currently funds the following youth programs.  Please contact them directly for specific information about each program and enrollment requirements.


Community Driver Safety Programs Alive @25:
National Driver Safety education for ages 16-20 targets attitudes, lifestyles, and decision making factors that put young drivers at risk, promotes safe driving and prevents vehicular accidents among teens.
Mandell Safer – (877)910-7843


Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) YARD:
Teens trained in dispute resolution act as peer mediators.
Jolynn Dunn - 794-3377

DRC also provides a toll-free family crisis hot-line at: 1-866-567-4612


Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Better Together
At –risk youth work with a trainer on skills in managing emotions/anger, listening and communication, and making good choices. 
Nancy Kanan 551-1451


Fallsburg Police Juvenile Assistance Program:
Teen and Police Service Organization, Cops & Kids Program, McGruff the Crime Dog Safety Program, and the Drugged and Distorted Drug Education Program.
SRO Officer Jason Edwards – 434-4422


Liberty Police Juvenile Aid Bureau:
Crime and drug prevention, bike safety and stranger danger workshops, and other community-safety outreach.
SRO Officer Devin Brust - 292-4422


Livingston Manor Free Library Manor Ink: Students write and produce a community newspaper and learn the skills associated with writing, journalism, photography and newspaper production.
Dan Laibstain - 439-5440


EPIC After School Drama Club
After school drama club/program in which students rehearse and perform scripted play, and learn stagecraft.
Jane Sorensen – 794-8830


Nesin Children’s Community Chorus:
Literacy based choral instruction; youth performances at various community events and locations.
Ellen Nesin – 794-6013


SC Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H:
Club and after-school activities, trips, participation in county fair and regional events and competitions.
Colleen Monaghan – 292-6180


CASA, Court-Appointed Special Advocates:
Trained volunteers advocate for abused or neglected children in family court, and work with others to ensure children receive all services they need.
CASA Staff – 791-3534


SC Head Start-I Am Moving, I Am Learning:
Education for children and families in wellness, nutrition, and physical activities, to offset or reduce obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.
Bertha Williams – 434-4164


YMCA:
Vacation Camp/School-Out, operating weekdays through the school year when school is not in session, offers youth a full range of recreation, arts and crafts, sports, games, outdoor education, and STEM, as well as family engagement, community involvement, special community events, and more.
Melinda Gwiozdowski – 344-9622 Ext. 401


Town of Bethel: Formal summer swim program.
Parks and Recreation - 583-5360


Town of Cochecton: Year-round special events, trips and activities.
Town Hall - 932-8360


Town of Fallsburg: Formal summer swim program and a series of seasonal events. 
Parks and Recreation - 434-5877  


Town of Forestburgh: Summer camp with swim program, arts and crafts, sports, theater, and trips.
Town Hall - 794-0611


Town of Highland: Summer camp with arts and crafts, science and nature, sports, outdoor fun, and trips. Youth Summer basketball program.
Town Hall - 557-6085  


Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Program: Basketball and baseball/softball clinics, canvas art painting classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and Mad Science assembly presentations.
James Guara - 292-7690


Town of Lumberland: Summer camp with arts and crafts, science and nature, sports, and trips.
Town Hall - 856-8600


Town of Mamakating: Year-round youth programs, trips and events, basketball program, 3D archery, Zumba, youth fitness program, etc.
Town Hall - 888-3013


Town of Neversink: Year-round trips, special events, activities, and educational workshops.
Parks and Recreation – 985-2262 Ext. 312


Town of Rockland: Ice skating, hockey, ice carnival, and field trips.
Town Hall - 439-5450


Town of Tusten: Year-round trips, special events and workshops.
Town Hall - 252-7146

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