Today, the Youth Bureau offers a full range of youth development programs and activities including: after school, employment, leadership and counseling, substance abuse prevention and community building. A variety of youth development programs prepare youth for academic and personal success, higher education, summer jobs, and career development. Youth Bureau programs – from chess to boxing to lacrosse – provide skills, fun, and character development. Art, dance, and music help youngsters discover new skills…and, of course, have more fun. Youth are exposed to science, business and technology in our computer labs, environmental programs, media labs and field trips to centers of commerce and learning. Mentoring programs, along with intergenerational activities for youth and seniors, strengthen everyone’s appreciation of time, life and community.