Youth Development


The SNCC’s focus on youth development provides dynamic, out-of-school programs for children and young adolescents, which provide them with meaningful opportunities to enrich themselves. Each of the integrated components in our out-of-school programming is designed to provide a consistent, safe, stable, and stimulating environment for at-risk children and teens.




SNCC programs for youth/teens include our:

  • After-school Programming, offering elementary and middle school students recreation and enrichment through partnerships with the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Open Hand Theater, and Syracuse University homework tutors;
  • Teen Programming, which offers neighborhood teens a safe and engaging environment, with access to positive adult role models and educational presentations (safe sex, healthy relationships, positive behavior), on weekday evenings;
  • Universal Pre-K, offered on-site by our component agency Catholic Charities;
  • Respite Programming and Life Skills Coaching, offered to youth with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges by our component agency Catholic Charities.

For more information, please call the city of Syracuse’s Department of Parks and Recreation at 315-473-4330