Youth Services

The Youth Services Division’s mission is to advocate for and enhance the quality of life for youth and their families in Monroe County. We achieve this by providing services in the areas of education, health, leadership development, cultural enrichment and employment.

ASPIRA Mentoring Program

The ASPIRA Mentoring Program provides leadership development, community engagement projects, career information, referrals and long-term mentoring for middle school students at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School.

Family Services Assistance Program (FSA)

The Family Services Assistance Program (FSA) increases parent engagement in order to positively impact student attendance, behavior and suspension rates. Supports families of students at East High School, Monroe High School, School #17 and the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School by conducting home visits, setting goals, providing community referrals when needed, and holding a variety of parent workshops and trainings throughout the year.

Ibero staff help coordinate not just medical mental health and substance abuse services, but also the social service needs of the individual.


In partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) provide services for high school students and their parents to improve student GPA and take full advantage of college education opportunities.

ProjectoAyuda Outreach

ProjectoAyuda Outreach (PAO) provides both schoolbased and after-school substance abuse prevention, which includes one-on-one counseling and single session workshops for parents and youth. Funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Restorative Justice Mediation Program

Restorative Justice Mediation Program provides restorative conversations and support for students at Monroe High School to reduce conflicts and suspensions, which results in a peaceful and productive learning environment.

The Safe Zone Training Program

The Safe Zone Training Program helps participants to increase awareness and identify ways that participants and their organizations can achieve more safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ coworkers and clients. In partnership with Trillium Health, the Women of Color Program provides services for women that include testing and education for HIV/STD/HCV prevention and linkage to treatment.