Our purpose is to serve the needs of Wayne County youth. The Dept. of Aging and Youth believes in encouraging a positive future for all young people. We establish and maintain collaborations with other youth serving agencies to ensure that Wayne County provides the best services available. We advocate for legislation and funding for youth services in the county and for all of New York State.

The Youth bureau system embodies the definition of youth development as an ongoing process in which children and adolescents seek ways to meet their personal and social need, building skills and competencies that allow them to be successful and function effectively in their daily lives. Youth development recognizes the potential which young people possess and builds upon their strengths.

  • Wayne County Dept. of Aging and Youth:Youth Department

  • PROMOTES POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
  • ADVANCES YOUTH PARTICIPATION
  • DEVELOPS LOCAL STRATEGIES
  • PLANS AND COORDINATES SERVICES
  • ASSESSES YOUTH NEEDS
  • DETERMINES FUNDING PRIORITIES
  • PROMOTES PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKING
  • ALLOCATES RESOURCES
  • MONITORS AND EVALUATES
  • ADVOCATES FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE AND RESOURCES