David Short, Director
The Youth Bureau is an agency of the City of Utica created to provide activities, programs and services to all youth under the age of 18. Collaboration with municipalities, agencies, schools, and the faith community results in a growing variety of activities: academic, governmental, musical, recreational, technological, volunteer, physical wellness and others.
Youth Bureau Service Components
Recreation Services: Our primary preventive component is designed to keep young people creatively active in programs of their choice.
Tutoring & Mentoring: Consistent with the initiation of higher educational standards by the New York State Education Department, the City of Utica Youth Bureau has developed solid collaborations with Utica school districts. This program serves as an adjunct to conventional education programs and helps prepare our children for future educational success.
Youth Advisory Board: Over twenty one members, from a variety of professional youth serving backgrounds work to advise the City of Utica Youth Bureau on a number of critical issues. Monthly meetings provide members with an opportunity to express their views and help youth bureau staff assess the needs of agencies, schools and the faith community.
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
David Short - Director
Lonnie Jenkins - Recreation Director
Chet LoConti - Assistant Director
Laverne Kemp - Receptionist
Parkway Recreation Center
220 Memorial Parkway
Utica, New York 13501
Phone (315)223-4320 Fax (315)223-4323