Youth-Serving Organizations

Hope Buffalo and the Role of

youth-serving organizations

Youth-serving organizations play an important role in supporting the HOPE Buffalo mission, vision and goals. Each year, our community’s youth-serving organizations provide assistance to thousands of adolescents and their families. It is essential that we work together—as social service and health professionals, education and community leaders, and beyond—to establish a coordinated system of care that is responsive to the needs of adolescents and their families.

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

–Henry Adams

what can you do?

You are essential partners. Youth-serving organizations have already invested time and resources in the communities where they work. Through this initiative, we can work together to improve outcomes for our youth by:

  • Implementing evidence-based interventions within our organizations
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for teens
  • Provide a sense of purpose and hope for teens
  • Provide services that help youth succeed in school. Encourage adolescents to learn about their health and put in place systems to identify, refer and link youth to youth-affirming reproductive healthcare providers
  • Increase opportunities for economic development and employment for teen

RESOURCES

TAKE THE PLEDGE

As a member of the Buffalo community, I commit to the aspirations of the HOPE Buffalo initiative to help our teens grow into the adults they want to be. Collectively, we can build a promising future for the City of Buffalo!

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This publication was made possible by Grant number 6 TP1AH000106-03-01 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.

CAI in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to focus on improving the lives and opportunities for adolescents by facilitating and resourcing a community-driven response to reduce teen pregnancy in nine selected zip codes in Buffalo.

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