Youth, Family, & Recreation Division
The NYFR Mission:
To promote the social, emotional, and physical health of our community through recreation, workforce development, education, and engagement.
How do we achieve our Mission?
- Positive Youth Development and Leadership Opportunities
- Juvenile Justice Diversion
- Family Involvement
- Mental Health Services
- Community Outreach
- Workforce Development
- Recreational Activities
We have several videos on our Tik Tok, providing information about underage drinking and coping strategies for youth and adults!
We have many videos for parents and youth on managing challenges, virtual touch-a-truck videos, self-care techniques, wellness, and our staff Story Time readings!
We post updates, resources, and information on our Facebook page regularly!
We post updates, resources, and information on our Instagram page regularly!
Youth Trauma and Resilience in Contexts of Poverty, a Webinar with the Institute for Research on Poverty
A growing body of research has begun to change understandings of how toxic environments can affect young people, particularly African American boys and young men. In this webinar, we hear from Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden, Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee, and Dr. Alvin Thomas about risk and protective factors for youth exposed to poverty, racism, and violence, and about how research, policy, and practice can incorporate these lessons.