What does Youth Services do?
Youth Services provides programs and services that promote the healthy development of local youth and families in Southeastern Vermont and help them gain the skills necessary to lead constructive lives within the community.
At the same time, our private, nonprofit agency is taking the lead on addressing some of the underlying conditions affecting youth in our area: a lack of transportation, a need for positive relationships with caring adults, places for youth to gather, housing and jobs for a more hopeful future.
People come to the Youth Services with problems and our team of professionals helps them find solutions and learn new life skills for the future. We also work proactively: doing prevention work in nearly all area schools, reaching out to youth in need of services through their peers, maintaining a on-line database of after-school and summer activities, teaching parenting skills and providing mentors for children as young as 6 and as old as 21.
We serve as a link to many other resources in the community for youth and families and play a leadership role in advocating for youth not only in our county, but in Vermont and the nation. We promote youth entrepreneurship and look to collaborate with businesses who would dedicate some of their profits to supporting our work.
Visit the topics listed here for information on the types of services and resources Youth Services routinely provides. If you do not find what you need, talk to one of our case managers to see how we might help or what other community resources we’d suggest (many resources are listed as links on these pages).
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“When a young person begins to run into trouble, Youth Services connects them with the appropriate resources, ranging from their family members to school programs and other community resources that will help get them back on track.”