Glens Falls Area Youth Center offers a variety of recreation, programs and services for local teens.
Dance - Held monthly including a spring formal.
Holiday Meals – Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners.
Tournaments – Contests include: athletic events, pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, checkers, chess, shuffleboard, dominoes, etc. Winter and Summer Olympics give our participants a chance to win medals (1st, 2nd & 3rd places) every night during the months of January and August.
Activity Nights – Arts & Crafts sponsored once a week so everyone can show off their creative talents.
Movies – Currently released films with G or PG ratings are shown once a week at the Center.
Athletics – Leagues, Tournaments, and pick-up games in basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and football, as well as weight training and aerobic instruction.
Youth Services Programs
Food Fun – Meals are served Monday thru Friday at approximately 5:00 pm.
Counseling/Referrals – Informal counseling on a variety of topics including: drugs, alcohol, suicide, sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, AIDS, sexual promiscuity, personal hygiene and more. Referrals are made to agencies which can assist our youngsters with any of their problems.
Jobs Program – Assists young people with job seeking and keeping skills. Placements and follow-up checks are made to ensure the successful completion of any job.
Speakers Bureau – A variety of topics are presented by professionals, dealing with pertinent teenage issues.
Community Involvement – A merit program where our youngsters receive recognition and a small token of appreciation for volunteering their time to help at the Youth Center and those in need in the Greater Glens Falls region.
Tutoring – On an as-needed basis is provided to youngsters requiring academic assistance. Computers are also available to assist in this program.
Video from Tri-County United Way Campaign 2007