The Center for Youth celebrates 50 Years!
In 2021 The Center for Youth celebrates 50 years of providing housing and supportive services to young people in the greater Rochester region.
In 1971 a vision was crafted that put youth voices first. This vision was more than a program, more than an agency and more than a group of people, and yet those who envisioned this work were pioneers. This period of time was an interesting one in our country and the work that emerged at The Center for Youth Services reflects this time. It was a time of advocacy and reclamation of youth leadership, a time of commitment to youth voice and energy, a time to respect and honor the investments of young people who believed that they had something special to offer.