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
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 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 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