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Employers needed!

The Ossining Youth Bureau seeks local business owners and companies to provide career and work readiness opportunities for Ossining youth. Be that business that introduces youth to new and dynamic experiences – You could spark the interest of a future entrepreneur! Collaborate with the Ossining Youth Bureau to introduce our youth to the world of WORKING and CAREERS.

 

Contact Michael Garcia, Youth Bureau Director. mgarcia@villageofossining.org

Ossining's Youth Advisory Board Application

The Mission of the Youth Bureau is to connect youth to positive services and programs that will help promote education, physical and emotional health, civic engagement, economic security, healthy choices, and a sense of belonging to the community.

 

The Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) focus is to meet local youth needs through advocacy and recommendations on policies and plans to promote positive youth development.

 

Visit the Youth Bureau’s website to apply!

Ossining Youth Bureau (OYB) 2020 t-shirts celebrate Ossining's Summer Youth Leadership Program.

Ossining's Summer Youth Leadership Program

Operated by the newly developing Ossining Youth Bureau, the first annual Summer Youth Leadership Program provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to develop and utilize leadership skills. The approach is youth-driven, adult-guided and included opportunities for teens to explore and share their ideas on racial equity.

Open Door Family Medical Center offers quality, affordable, accessible healthcare to build healthier communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties..

Open Door

Open Door Family Medical Center’s mission has remained consistent since 1972: to provide high-quality healthcare that’s affordable, accessible, and efficient to build healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees our primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester and Putnam Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.opendoormedical.org.

Rising Above Boundaries

Confidence with persistence is a “game changer”, according to Jerald L Hoover, who partnered with Ossining’s RAB Program this past summer. The mentoring program is dedicated for fostering positive behavioral, academic and mental health outcomes in young people.

Ossining Communities That Care Supports Positive Youth Development & Substance Use Prevention

We Gather the Facts

Our Ossining Communities That Care Youth Survey assesses substance use in middle and high school students in Ossining. Our annual report includes a list of factors that may increase or decrease the likelihood of teen substance use so we know how to direct our efforts.

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We Listen to the Experts

We’re not alone in this. National, state, and local agencies provide a wealth of information, experience, and support for community coalitions dedicated to prevention and health promotion—just like OCTC. We work with these organizations to bring tried and true approaches right here to Ossining to promote the prevention of substance abuse and create healthy, happy communities.

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We All Work Together

Our community partners are stronger together. Through collaboration and partnership, we deliver a greater impact for our community to influence the future of Ossining and our own organizations. Every coalition partner matters in Ossining Communities That Care.

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NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE?

If you’re seeing signs of substance abuse in your teen, a friend, or yourself and would like to speak to a professional, find a reputable, professional hotline or support system here.

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Please join us TONIGHT for Research on Marijuana and Lessons Learned After Legalizaton: Implications for Youth and the Powerful Role of Parents & Caregivers with Jason Kilmer, PhD on Wednesday, December 8th, at 7:00pm via Zoom. You can preregister at this link: www.know2prevent.org/speaker-series ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join us next week for Research on Marijuana and Lessons Learned After Legalizaton: Implications for Youth and the Powerful Role of Parents & Caregivers with Jason Kilmer, PhD on Wednesday, December 8th, at 7:00pm via Zoom. You can preregister at this link: www.know2prevent.org/speaker-series ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you had "the talk" with your teen? Check out the new Grown Ups Show Up campaign filled with resources to help parents have the talk at this link:https://ossiningctc.org/gusu/ ... See MoreSee Less
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