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Buffalo Youth Services

77 Goodell Street
Buffalo NY 14203
(716) 856-5627

The Buffalo Employment and Training Services - Youth Services Office is responsible for providing youth with the preparation needed to find gainful employment in today's workplace. To successfully provide these services, youth are afforded the opportunities to participate in various employment and training programs. During the year, nearly 2,000 youth participate in the departments programs. Many programs include Individual Assessment, Career Guidance, Job Readiness Training and Work Experience Opportunities. Programs are offered to youth that are City of Buffalo residents. Listed below are two of the largest programs currently offered by the department.

City of Buffalo - Summer Youth Employment and Training Program

This federally funded program is responsible for the training and employment of nearly 1,600 youth per year, who reside in the City of Buffalo. Prior to job placement, youth are involved in self-assessment, career guidance and job readiness activities. Youth are placed in various occupations during the summer including; office, clerical, computer, health service, child care, senior care, community service, parks and recreation, and building maintenance. The program also includes an extensive Educational Component, which offers youth an opportunity to participate in academic enrichment activities along with gaining valuable work experience. Program applications are generally available starting in early February. The program is available to youth ages 14-21 who are residents of the City of Buffalo. For more information contact (716) 856-8139 x3102 or click here to e-mail us.

Year-Round Out-Of-School Youth Services

This program is available to youth ages 14-21 who are currently out-of-school. Youth enrolled for these services are involved in personal assessment, advisement, and case management activities. Occupational/Vocational training opportunities may be available for qualified youth. Individuals are also provided with educational remediation and job placement services. For more information contact (716) 856-8139 x3102 or click here to e-mail us

During the year, other youth programs may be available depending on funding availability. For information contact the Buffalo Employment and Training Services - Youth Services Office at (716) 856-8139 x3102 or click here to e-mail us

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Byron W. Brown

County Executive:
Mark C. Poloncarz