Youth Bureau Overview

Mission StatementChemung County Youth Bureau

To provide advocacy and support toward youth service goals and positive recreational development for the children and families of Chemung County.


The Chemung County Youth Bureau was created in 1977. Its main purpose is to research the needs of the county's youth and to plan, coordinate, foster, and supplement the activities of public, private, and faith-based agencies devoted to the welfare and protection of youth. In the fall of 1993, the Chemung County Youth Bureau was merged with the County Recreation Department in an effort to streamline prevention and developmental services to youth and provide a more efficient mechanism of service delivery to youth and families in Chemung County. Today, the Youth Bureau administers over $1.2 million dollars from Chemung County and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services to provide preventive and recreational services to the children and families of Chemung County.


The Youth Bureau has become one of the largest sources for youth employment in Chemung County employing over 200 young people on a part time and seasonal basis each year. In addition to providing employment opportunities, the Youth Bureau also conducts extensive program orientation and training experiences for young people providing valuable exposure to employment skills, education, recreation, and human services. Working for Summer Cohesion, Summer Youth Employment, Super Saturday, or Spot Program, provides valuable experience in the fields of recreation, education, and human services. Apply here: Chemung County Youth Bureau Employment Application

Youth Bureau Brochure