The Center for Youth is a Rochester-based organization that provides comprehensive programs and services from prevention education to counseling to emergency shelter to youth development opportunities with respect for and full participation of youth. In their partnership with RCSD and School #45, many Center for Youth staff work inside the school to deliver programs and services to students.
Prevention educators develop and deliver prevention education curricula and workshops, and child family therapists establish relationships with parents, guardians and caregivers to foster the success of their children. Additonally, staff organize and run the Alternative to Suspension (ATS) program, aimed at reducing the number of out of school suspensions and keep youth on track with their academics by providing socio-emotional support, teaching life-skills and positive coping mechanisms instead of sending students home.
For more information on the Center for Youth, and the many services they offer inside and outside school, please visit their website, www.centerforyouth.net.