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Youth Services Division

The Youth Services Division helps to prepare young people to meet the challenges of adulthood by providing structured programs, caring adult mentors, and safe environments that assist youth in achieving their full potential as caring and productive citizens.

Youth Services staff accomplish their goal by working to build on-going partnerships with multiple organizations whose common goal is to provide opportunities for all youth to succeed.

Programs and events include:
  • Avondale Youth Advisory Commission - AYAC
  • Summer Teen Employment Program - Next STEP
  • Wednesday After School Program - iSYNC
  • Teen Community Service Event - Global Youth Service Day
  • Teen Leadership Conference - Voice of Youth Teen Summit


Kids at Hope LogoKids at Hope provides the City of Avondale with a framework for creating a positive and supportive environment to assist youth in achieving their full potential as caring and productive citizens.  All programs and services offered by the Neighborhood and Family Services Department, Youth Services Division incorporate Kids at Hope principles and practices. 

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!