Agency Program Requirements

Leadership training increases young people's knowledge of community institutions and prepares them to assume greater responsibilities in community life. Each agency receiving funds from the Nassau County Youth Board must incorporate the following priorities into their programs:

  • Youth participation in the design and carrying out of programs
  • Special attention to the concerns of limited English speaking populations
  • Issues of concern regarding runaway and homeless youth
  • Teen pregnancy, HIV / AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention
  • Collaborations
  • Youth employment
  • Violence prevention / intervention


In addition to the aforementioned, the network of contract agencies also provide, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advocacy Services
  • Community / School Partnerships
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Education Programs
  • Individual / Group / Family Counseling
  • Juvenile Justice Services
  • Leisure Time Activities
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Outreach Services
  • Parenting Skills
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Summer Lunch
  • Youth Leadership Programs

Information and referral services, as well as the development of a three-year Comprehensive Plan, complete the Youth Board picture.