Youth Services Bureau

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These are online resources for children at home.

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We are excited about the amazing opportunities for the youth of Gary that are evolving as a result of the new look Gary Youth Services Bureau.

It all started this summer with the Mayor officially launching our new and improved

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summer food service and recreation program.

To date we have served over 7800 meals and are well on our way to serving over 20,000 meals to children this summer. Our summer program provides recreation, nutritious meals and snacks to children, 18 years and under, in low-income areas during the summer school vacation. This program is absolutely free.

This is just the beginning of much more to come. Our newly defined mission is to equip youth with the tools to maximize their life's potential, empower them to lead and give them a platform to make an impact in their city and the world. Our vision is to be a national leader in creating and sustaining youth programming that results in positive outcomes for youth.

Our programmatic priorities are: