questions about youth programs 503-538-8023
YOUTH HELPLINE: 1-866-538-8023
We believe our program of services and activities listed below not only improve the quality of life for our youth and their families, but also improve their safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, while assisting in making permanent connections in very measurable ways.
By creative community partnering, and leveraging with a variety of agencies throughout the county, our program provides the following services free of charge:
- Mentoring, Tutoring and “Study Hall”
- Creative afterschool and evening enrichment activities
- Short-term emergency youth shelter, ages 11-17
- Long-term youth transitional living program, ages 16-21
- Best Practices Peer Skills and Support Groups for youth
- County-wide Street Outreach to community at-risk youth
- Survival aid for youth in crisis
- Case management/ family support services
- Needs assessments, evaluations, and referrals for counseling and family mediation services
- Youth employment and educational supports
- Comprehensive summer programming
- Summer youth entrepreneurial program – The Blueberry Project
- Youth leadership development opportunities – including youth volunteerism
- Alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs & activities
- Evening “Drop-In” youth recreational and support services center in Newberg
Our youth services are provided throughout all of Yamhill County and are under the leadership of the Adult and Youth Service department of YCAP.
Our main office is located in Newberg at 719 E. First Street. Our operating hours are 9 am – 9 pm Monday through Friday year round. All of our services are free. If you have questions, call 503-538-8023.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
“Nothing about Us, Without Us.” Out Teen Center, Youth Outreach, has a fully functioning Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The Youth Advisory Council consists of a diversified group of middle and high school youth to age 21, representing a number of communities in our county. Former runaways, homeless and street youth, culturally and racially diverse youth, gifted and below-average academically achieving youth, and representatives of every socio-economic levels of the community are members of YAC.
The Youth Advisory Council was initially formed with the goal of receiving crucial input in our program development and start-up, but grew to the beginnings of a group that could be a “living” function in the further development, operation and evaluation of a quality youth services program. Today, YAC assists in community education – speaking on behalf of the Youth Services department to a variety of community groups – advocacy; in the development, operations, and evaluation of our Teen Center; peer mentoring and outreach; planning activities, and local community service projects. It has become a youth leadership model to other service agencies, schools, and organizations throughout Yamhill County.
To learn more information about this program contact a Youth Advisor at 503-538-8023.