The Youth Development Center assists young people in reaching their highest potential by offering free positive opportunities and programs for youth.
Summer Youth Job Training Program
Youth ages 14 – 17 can enroll in this six-week summer employment program, and are paid minimum wage by the City to work for 20 hours/week at various businesses and organizations across the city. Applicants must receive free/reduced lunch or public assistance to qualify.
Applications are accepted Feb. 1 – 28 (must submit birth certificate, social security card & State or school-issued ID)
Applications will also be available at schools, libraries, community centers 498 Georgetown St. starting Feb. 1, 2019.
Monday, March 11, 2019
10 – 11:30 a.m.
101 E. Vine St.
Third-floor conference room.
Crisis intervention services
The Youth Development Center provides support and assistance to families when they have a child in a crisis situation involving their behavior, health, or involvement in the community. Services are based on individual needs and situation, and services are free.
A social worker is available to assist any parent/legal guardian who has an out of control child/youth (runaway, drugs and/or alcohol usage, defiant).
The 360 Change program serves teens ages 11 – 17 by providing substance abuse and mental health services. Services consist of individual, group and family counseling, and drug screens. Referrals are made to outside agencies as needed.
Family nurturing program
A family-based parenting education program that helps families establish a nurturing way of life. This is a free 12-week program for parents which is held in a group setting. An AAPI (Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory) assessment is administered to all participants.
Referrals & registrations are open-ended and accepted daily. Sessions are held Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The Black & Williams Center
498 Georgetown Street
Gainesway Community Center
Monday – Friday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Non-school days: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on holidays
The Gainesway Community Center offers after-school programs for residents of Gainesway and the surrounding neighborhoods.
- Homework assistance
- Community garden
- Karate class
- Camps during school breaks
The recreation room includes a basketball shot, table tennis, and various other activities.
Friday movies are from 3 – 7 p.m.