Youth Outreach Umbrella Program
Act TWO is a teen theater troupe that uses short plays and skits to educate and inform the community about mental health and other issues that affect teens. Topics such as depression, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, relationships, and peer pressure, among others are addressed. Participants attend classes once a week on Thursday nights at the Hampton Bays Community Center. Performances are done in front of peer audiences on weekends or evenings.
Act Two is now accepting Registrations
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Amerikids offers a safe and structured environment for K through 4th grade children to participate in activities that support academics, teach stress mangement and develop social skills while having a great time. Offered weekly at the Drop Spot - Flanders Youth Center. For more information call the Youth Center at 702-2392 or the Youth Bureau at 702-2425.
Broader Horizons is a summer internship program for Southampton Town residents between the ages of 14 and 17. Interns work for six weeks in positions with various Town departments and community agencies or businesses. Students also participate in twelve hours of job readiness and basic skills training learning information such as creating bank accounts, resume writing, and interviewing skills. An annual Job Fair is held in May to help connect young people to their job opportunities in the communities as well. For more information call 702-2421.
Community Education Programs
The Southampton Youth Bureau offers educational opportunities for professionals including an annual violence prevention conference; for the community through civic groups and PTA's; and for youth including the Annual East End Youth Leadership Summit. For more information call 702-2417.
The Southampton Youth Bureau operates two youth centers: The Path, located at 1370a Majors Path in Southampton, and the Drop Spot at 655 Flanders Road in Riverhead. The Youth Bureau also provides support to the HUGS after school program at Westhampton Beach Middle School and YARD’s after school program at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. Youth centers are open to middle and high school age residents of Southampton Town. Students are welcome to come hang out and spend time with their peers in a supervised setting. Amenities include pool, ping-pong and foosball tables, television, movies, video games, computers and wifi, arts and crafts, and healthy eating projects. Organized activities, field trips, and getting outside for basketball and other games are offered as well. For more information call the Drop Spot at 702-2392, the Path at 283-6045 or the Youth Bureau at 702-2425.
Grandparents Raising Children is a support group coordinated through the Division of Senior Services and the Youth Bureau to provide an array of services to grandparents who are actively raising their grandchildren. Guest speakers, assistance on accessing financial support, referrals to community resources, case management services, support and recreational programs are offered. Please call to register or for more information contact 702-2421.
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Safe and structured after school activity for children in grades K to 4 and youth in grades 5 to 8, offered in partnership with SYS at the Town Recreation Center, Majors Path, North Sea. Elementary program runs from 3:30pm to 6:00pm and includes homework help, snack time, active recreation, arts and crafts, and access to the many SYS instructional programs. Transportation for Southampton School District students is provided to the program directly from Southampton Elementary School, or parents can drop off. Pick up is by 6:00 pm. $35 for a five day week; part time options available. Intermediate program runs from after school to 6:00pm, with transportation provided directly for Southampton school District students from Southampton Intermediate School to SYS on the 2:45 bus, or parents can drop off. Also includes homework help, snack time, active recreation, arts and crafts, and access to the many SYS instructional programs. $40 for a five day week; part time options available.
Kidz Club - After school club for K to 4th grade
Kidz Club - After school club for 5th to 8th grade
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Youth in grades 7-12 from across Southampton Town meet twice a month to provide the youth voice in Youth Bureau planning and programs. The YAC plans events, participates in community service projects, and provides the youth perspective on issues important to them. Meetings are held at the Flanders Community Center and The Southampton Town Recreation Center. Dinner and transportation are provided. For more information call 702-2425.
In December 2011 the Southampton Youth Bureau, with the cooperation of local school districts, conducted the Teen Assessment Project (TAP) survey, asking lifestyle questions of students in grades 8, 10 and 12. The resulting database supplies insight into the students’ lives, behaviors, and how to effectively support their healthy development. The final report of the findings of this survey is being prepared.
This program is designed to provide early intervention for youth who are experiencing problems at home or in school, or who may be at risk of getting involved in illegal activities with violence or gangs, substance or alcohol abuse, or mental health issues. Assessments are made to identify strengths and put together a plan that can help meet the needs of individuals and families. If you need information or a referral to a local agency for mental health issues, drug and alcohol services, domestic violence, financial resources, runaway or homeless, family or individual counseling, or you're just not sure where to go, we are here to help. Call 702-2424 for more information.
Youth Court is a national program in which youth offenders are sentenced by their peers for minor offenses or problem behaviors. In Youth Court, youth volunteers are responsible for conducting a real court case. They act as judge, prosecuting attorney, defending attorney, jury, and various other positions held in a court room. At the end of a hearing, the jury decides on an appropriate sentence for the offender.
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Youth Outreach Umbrella is a low cost counseling program for youth and their families. Trained professionals from Family Service League provide counseling for mental illness as well as all child, teen and family issues, in convenient locations throughout the town. Please call Family Service League at 723-2316.
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