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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.

Youth in crisis can access help at our 24-hour line: (585) 271-7670, Toll-free crisis hotline: 
1-888-617-KIDS or go to a designated Safe Place site.

The Center for Youth is proud to announce the premiere of a short film entitled If These Walls Could Talk on February 8th, at 7 pm at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum.

The film is free and open to the public. 

Based on and inspired by actual events and featuring local talent, this film celebrates the resiliency and determination, the talent and the creativity of young men facing homelessness and living in a transitional living center. The film will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with the actors, director and the production team.

From its earliest inception, this film was intended to portray an accurate perspective of the challenges faced by youth and families suffering from trauma and abandonment as a result of homelessness while also capturing the positive energy and dreams that can still be realized through community understanding and support.

We extend our thanks to AT&T for their significant contribution and to the George Eastman Museum for hosting the film. 

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