Through our Community Resource Department, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of youth programs. Some of these services include:
- Summer Youth Program for employment referrals and placements
- After-school tutoring and homework
- Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
- Summer lunch and breakfast program
- Nutrition education
- Kids for Utica Program
- Teens & Dreams Program
- Kids N’ Coaches
- Youth Soccer
- Youth Baseball Program
- Young Scholars
- Youth Basketball League
Teens & Dreams Program
Funded by the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Teens & Dreams Program is designed to assist young people residing in the Adrean Terrace, N.D. Peters Manor, and F.X. Matt Apartments complex, as well as other low-income housing developments, to complete high school and enroll in college. The program targets middle school youth so it can provide long-term services to the same population in order to ensure high school completion. Activities are conducted on a year-round basis and are ongoing.
Services include financial aid counseling sessions, career and job readiness workshops, youth advisory council meetings, youth mentoring programs, recreational activities, tours of college campuses, career and motivational workshops, tutoring and homework help, and community service activities.
Volunteers are needed to provide tutoring and mentoring help to our youth residents, and training is available.