Contracted Programs

Chemung County Cornell Cooperative Extension - 4-H Program
The four H's (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) represent four basic human needs: independence, belonging, generosity, and mastery. Research shows that youth whose basic needs are met positively will likely grow into active citizens and contributing members of their families and communities. 4-H helps children fulfill these needs. By combining project activities with opportunities to go camping, publicly show their work, travel, host international youth, and attend meetings and events at Cornell University, 4-H provides a framework on which young people can build self-confidence, responsibility, and generosity.
 Contact Information:
 Cornell Cooperative Extension - Chemung County
 425 Pennsylvania Ave
 Elmira, NY 14904
Phone: (607) 734-4453
The Chemung County SafeZones Program provides middle and high school students with a safe, empowering and non-judgmental environment to learn about LGBTQ+ history, culture, and relevant topics. SafeZones promotes diversity and encourages acceptance for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Southside Community Center – After School Programming
 A drop-in recreational youth center on Elmira’s southside provides a safe and supervised environment for 400+ youth annually. The Center serves ages 5-18, averaging 120 children daily. The Center provides appropriate positive youth development after-school programming focusing on decision-making skills, conflict resolution, healthy lifestyles, youth empowerment, and community involvement.
 Contact Information:
 Southside Community Center
 215 Partridge Street
 Elmira, NY 14904
Phone: (607) 734-9245

Youth Advocate Program
High-impact social justice nonprofit that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration congregate placements and neighborhood violence. YAP promotes divesting in facilities and investing in communities to create continuums of care capable of providing exactly what each person needs. YAP provides young people, adults, and their families with intensive support right from where they live, learn, work and play. YAP is making a positive difference in the lives of young people, families, and the systems that support them.
 Contact Information:
 147 W Gray St.
 Suite 210B
 Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 873-7283