Youth Development Prevention (YDP) supports programs that provide opportunities for youth to gain important life skills and core competencies, and that allow youth to have meaningful roles in their communities. Youth development initiatives benefit young people in their homes and neighborhoods, in schools, as well as in foster care and residential treatment. The goal is for all New York State youth to reach their full potential and become healthy, productive adults. No local match is required to receive YDP funds.
The Bureau contracts with agencies and municipalities to provide prevention, intervention and recreation programming. Prevention programs are designed to reach the general youth population and address general developmental needs of all youth. This is a top priority as the goal is to prevent delinquent acts from occurring. Programs foster positive involvement and attachment of youth to family, school and positive peer groups, recognizing such commitments reduce the likelihood of delinquent behavior.
Intervention programs are designed to deal with youth at risk of substance abuse, truancy, illegal activity and school dysfunction or who are already engaging in these behaviors. The goal of these programs is still to keep youth connected with family and community and decrease risk-taking behavior.
Current Youth Bureau contract programs are Orleans Juvenile Adjustment Services, ARC Camp Rainbow, Hoag Library and the LIFE Program.
Youth recreation programs serve our youth year round or during the summer months through drop in programs and structured sports. The programs that receive state funds are Albion, Holley, Kendall and Medina Recreation Programs.
Recreation provides structured and positive use of leisure time including skill development and increased social skills.
ARC Camp Rainbow
ARC Camp Rainbow
Orleans Juvenile Adjustment Services
- 2023 Eileen Heye Adult Volunteer Nomination Form
- 2023 Helen Brinsmaid Adult Worker Nomination Form
- 2023 Youth Nomination Form