Youth Programs

Through our Community Resource Department, a comprhensive range of services to youth are offered. Some of these services include:

  • Summer Youth Employment Program 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 and Dreams Program is designed to assist young people residing in the Adrean Terrace, N.D. Peters Manor, and Matt Apartments complex as well as other public 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 to ensure high school completion. Activities are conducted on year-round basis and are on-going.

Services include financial aid counseling sessions,career and job readiness workshops, youth advisory council meetings, recreational activities, tours of college campuses, career and motivational workshops, tutoring and homework help, and community service activities.

Volunteers are need to provide tutoring and mentoring help to our youth residents. Training is available.