Rochester-Monroe County
Youth Bureau

 Monroe Community Hospital
435 E. Henrietta Rd. 3rd Floor, Faith East
Rochester, NY 14620
M-F 8am - 5pm 
Phone 585-753-6280

Executive Director - Tony Jordan   
[email protected]

Chief Youth Program Development Officer - 
Catherine Thomas 
[email protected] 

Senior Youth Engagement Specialist (vacant)
Youth Engagement Team - coming soon

COVID-19 Resources

Youth Bureau Overview

Since 1960, the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau has been a planning, funding, and coordinating agency which is dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive system of services for youth in the Rochester and Monroe County community. We believe youth and their families deserve the best services possible.

To make this happen, we:

  • Help plan and coordinate services for youth
  • Assess youth needs to determine funding priorities
  • Promote partnerships with agencies and community providers for comprehensive services
  • Provide funding to youth service agencies
  • Monitor and evaluate Youth Bureau funded programs to ensure quality services
  • Coordinate Runaway and Homeless services for youth
  • Study/examine different segments of the youth services system and issues that affect youth
  • Advocate for legislation, systems change, and funding to improve/assist the youth services system
  • Create mentoring opportunities for youth to interact with seniors, professionals, and community leaders


We promote a positive future for all youth.


To create a community that supports a comprehensive range of opportunities for positive youth development.

Community Resources

Scholarships & Awards

Search for Scholarships and Awards - Rochester Area Community Foundation (

Rochester Area Community Foundation’s scholarship program is open and accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can also browse opportunities in their printable PDF catalog of scholarships. If you have any questions, email [email protected].


Youth Leadership Awards

Photo of Youth Bureau Awards

2023 Awards Photo Gallery
(use password YA2023)

Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

Information coming Fall 2023

Fall clean up photo Fall clean up photo Fall clean up photo


Holiday Toy Drive

December 2023