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
Delaware Youth Center:
Summer program of fine art, crafts, sports, drama, dance, theatre, educational presentations and more.
Youth Center Staff - 887-5155
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:
Junior Police Academy, Teen and Police Service Organization, Cops & Kids Program and McGruff the Crime Dog Safety 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
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
NACL Theatre, Artist in the Schools Residency Program:
Theatre exercises, creative writing, music, and dramatic presentations.
Tannis Kowalchuk – 557-0694
Nesin Children’s Community Chorus:
Literacy based choral instruction; youth performances at various community events and locations.
Ellen Nesin – 794-6013
Monticello Housing Authority:
After school program; recreational activities, games, sports, cooking, homework help, special events, and community service projects.
Anne Cahill Johansen - 794-6855
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
SC Soap Box Derby:
Youth ages 7-19 build Soap Box Derby cars, learn construction techniques, and participate in formal racing practices, and race their cars.
Carol VanDenberg – 292-5770
WJFF Youth Radio Project:
County youth develop technical and creative skills to produce and air a radio program.
Andrea Eddings - 482-4141
School-Out camp, arts and crafts, sports, games, hiking, boating, prevention education, leadership development, conflict resolution, family engagement, community involvement, special community events and more.
Melinda Gwiozdowski – 344-9622 Ext. 401
Town of Bethel: Summer swim program and family Halloween event.
Parks and Recreation - 583-5360
Town of Cochecton: Year-round special events, trips and activities.
Town Hall - 932-8360
Town of Fallsburg: 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 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, etc.
Town Hall - 888-3013
Town of Neversink: Year-round trips, special events and activities.
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