Our Promise to Youth


The Center for Youth is the best organization to turn to for young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them - from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services - from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals - are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices.

The Center for Youth is associated with SafePlace and SafetyNet for Youth.


The Center for Youth, Monroe County Launch Youth Trafficking
Awareness Campaign

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The Center for Youth, in partnership with Monroe County’s Safe Harbour program, launched two videos to generate awareness of sex trafficking involving minors and to educate the public on local prevention and response efforts. Since May 2013, the Safe Harbour program has identified 29 minors of human trafficking and provided services such as housing and case management. Many more youth have been identified as at-risk or potential victims. 


Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joins Executive Director
Elaine Spaull at a press conference to launch the awareness videos. 


School Is Out, Summer Reading Fun Is In!

Thousands of K-2 students in the Rochester City School District are participating in our
Summer Reading Fun program to help them maintain or increase their reading levels during July and August.
Thank you to our community partners who make this program possible! 


Fashion Week of Rochester benefits The Center for Youth programs.