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Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau

 Monroe Community Hospital
435 E. Henrietta Rd.
Room 1FE16
Rochester, NY 14620

 Phone: 585 753-6455
 Fax: 585 753-6281

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

If you are in need of an emergency food supply box please call Foodlink at 211 or text 898-211

School Districts Meal Distribution Sites (click to open)

Brighton

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11AM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Brighton High School, Door 23.

Brockport

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 10AM- 11AM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Brockport High School (West Entrance)
  • Seldon Squares Apartments
  • Clarkson Hamling Townline Rd Plaza 
  • Clarkson Town Park
  • Harper Park
  • Hidden Creek

Churchville-Chili

COVID-19 Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Middle School, Door 24
  • Churchville Elementary, Door 6, off Park Road
  • Chestnut Ridge Elementary, Door 1

East Irondequoit

COVID-19 Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Eastridge High School
  • East Irondequoit Middle School
  • Laurelton Pardee Itermediate School
  • Durand-Eastman Intermediate School
  • Helendale Road Primary School
  • Ivan Green Primary School

Fairport

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30 PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Pines of Perinton
  • Perinton Police Department
  • Alpine Knoll
  • Knollwood Apartments
  • Jefferson Avenue Bus Loop
  • Fairport HS Bus Loop

Gates-Chili

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Gate Chili Middle School
  • Paul Road Elementary School
  • Walt Disney Elementary School

Greece

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Autumn Lane Elementary School
  • Lakeshore Elementary School
  • Longridge Elementary School
  • West Ridge Elementary School
  • Odyssey Academy

Hilton

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday - Friday
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Hilton High School
    10AM-1PM
  • Walker Bible Baptist Church
    11AM-1PM
  • Northwood Elementary School
    11AM-1PM
  • Cedar Terrace Townhomes - HCSD Red Van
    10:30AM-11AM
  • Hilton Village II Apartments - HCSD Red Van
    9:15AM-9:45AM

Honeoye Falls-Lima

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • HF-L High School at Church Street bus loop
  • Lima Primary School

Kendall

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 10AM-12PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Kendall Junior/Senior High School

Penfield

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11:30AM
Meals: Drive-thru breakfast & lunch
Penfield High School - Loading Dock

Pittsford

COVID-19 Info

Pittsford Food Cupboard
3800 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford Business Park, Suite 26
Tuesdays | 9:30AM-1:30PM
Fridays | 9:30AM-1:30PM
1st & 3rd Saturdays | 9:30AM-1:30PM

City of Rochester

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Frederick Douglass R-Center
    999 South Avenue
    8AM-8PM
  • Adams Street R-Center
    85 Adams St
    8AM-8PM
  • Flint Street R-Center
    271 Flint Street
    8AM-8PM
  • Clinton-Baden R-Center
    485 N. Clinton Ave
    8AM-8PM
  • Avenue  D R-Center
    200 Ave D
    8AM-8PM
  • Cater Street R-Center
    500 Carter Street
    8AM-8PM
  • Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center
    524 Campbell St.
    8AM-8PM
  • David  Gantt R-Center
    700 North St
    8AM-8PM
  • Thomas  Ryan R-Center
    530 Webster Ave
    8AM-8PM
  • John Williams School No. 5
    555 N. Plymouth Ave
    8AM-2:30PM
  • James  Monroe High School
    164 Alexander Street
    8AM-2:30PM
  • East Upper & Lower School
    1801 East Main Street
    8AM-2:30PM
  • Dr. Freddy Thomas Campus
    625 Scio St.
    8AM-2:30PM
  • Former Jefferson High School
    1 Edgerton Pk.
    8AM-2:30PM
  • Wilson Foundtion Academy
    200 Genesee St.
    8AM-2:30PM
  • School  #42
    3330 Lake Ave
    8AM-2:30PM
  • Maplewood YMCA
    25 Driving Park
    10AM-6PM

LUNCH ONLY:

  • ABC Site
    1772 Clifford Ave
    11AM-2PM
  • ABC Site
    30 Hart St
    11AM-2PM
  • ABC Site
    1150 Hudson Ave
    11AM-2PM
  • ABC Site
    640 Jefferson Ave
    11AM-2PM

Rush-Henrietta

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11AM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Henrietta Senior Center
  • Riverton Knolls
  • Stonewood Village Apartments
  • R-H Senior High School
  • Crane Elementary School

Spencerport

Meal Distribution Info

*Will need proof that youth is a student at Spencerport School District*
Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Munn Elementary School - Door 3
  • Terry Taylor Elementary School - Door 21
  • Cosgrove Middle School - Door 17

Webster

COVID-19 Info

Monday-Friday | 8AM-10AM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Webster-Schroeder High School - Back gym entrance

West Irondequoit

COVID-19 Info

Meal Distribution Info

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Locations:

  • Helmer Nature Center
  • Iroquois Middle School
  • Briarwood School
  • Dake Jr. High
  • Parkside Field
  • Brookview
  • Rogers

Wheatland-Chili

COVID-19 Info

Monday-Friday
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Middle/High School | 11AM-1PM

Deliveries to:

  • Robert Quigly Drive at 11AM
  • Ballantyne Road near ARC of Monroe at 11:30AM
  • Nathaniel Drive at 12PM
  • Bowerman Road Apartments 12:30PM

City of Rochester Meal Distribution Sites for Youth (Foodlink) 

Monroe County Coronavirus 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

Vision

We promote a positive future for all youth.

Mission

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

The 2020 Monroe County Legislative Youth Awards will be held on June 17th, 2020 at the MCC Auditorium

Nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, May 1st!

Beat the Winter Blues!

This event was held on Thursday, March 5th, from 10am - 2pm at Radio Social, Rochester's newest Social Club. Located in the historic Stromberg-Carlson Building at 20 Carlson Road, 252 seniors and youth came together for a day of friendship, mentorship, and positive youth development. Our seniors had the opportunity to bowl, play skiball, giant jenga, billiards, corn hole and other games with our community's youth. A boxed lunch was also provided to all of our participants. So much fun was had, that we are considering planning another date later this year!

Picture from Beat the Winter Blues event

Picture from Beat the Winter Blues event

The 2019 Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway

On Sunday, December 15th, 2018, over 5,000 children were invited to attend and receive a toy that was generously donated by Monroe County residents. Gary Smith, affectionately known in Monroe County as “Gary the Happy Pirate,” collects thousands of toys every year for the Pirate Toy Fund. Donated toys come primarily from generous County residents, and are then distributed to children in need. The Pirate Toy Fund was founded in 1995 by local children’s entertainer “Gary the Happy Pirate.” It collects donated toys and distributes them to children suffering from illness, tragedy or children with special needs. Since its inception, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed nearly 250,000 toys and continues to pursue new avenues to expand its mission. The Monroe County Department of Human Services (DHS) helped organize the toy giveaway, sending invitations to children who otherwise may not receive gifts this holiday season.

Picture from Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway event

Picture from Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway event

Picture from Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway event

Picture from Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway event

The 2019 Intergenerational Holiday Ball

On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019,almost 400 youth and seniors were welcomed to the Annual Monroe County Intergenerational Holiday Ball. This fun event brings our community's older adults and high school seniors together for a fun night of good food, music, dancing, and learning about each other. The students arrived early and served as hosts, helping the guests find their tables, and then they enjoyed some food and new found friendships. All of the participants enjoyed their conversation and learning about where each other come from.

Picture from 2019 Intergenerational Holiday Ball event

Picture from 2019 Intergenerational Holiday Ball event

The 2019 Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, Monroe County hosted the 9th Intergenerational Fall Clean Up. This annual event brings together youth from Monroe County's area high schools, colleges and universities to rake and sweep the properties of seniors in our community who could use the extra help with their fall chores. The IGL Fall Clean Up celebrates its 8th anniversary this, and once again, we had a BIG number of volunteers to help seniors in nearly 50 homes. Thank you to all who participated, and making this year's clean-up the best yet.

Picture from 2019 Intergenerational Fall Clean Up event

Picture from 2019 Intergenerational Fall Clean Up event

The 2018 Girls Sports Festival

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, the Monroe County Girls Sports Festival was held at Frontier Field. This FREE event provided young women ages 6-12 the opportunity to select four different sports from a variety of traditional, and up-and-coming, non-traditional sports which were coached by local teams and organizations. The Monroe County Girls Sports Festival was free for all attendees and featured accessible and inclusive sports for individuals with disabilities. Monroe County and Visit Rochester also worked with Rochester Accessible Adventures to ensure that any young athlete interested in attending the festival, regardless of ability, were able to experience and compete in their favorite sports.

Our thanks to the following organizations for leading our sports stations:

  • The Battery (Softball)
  • Finger Lakes Fury (Basketball)
  • Midtown Athletic Club (Tennis)
  • Breathe Yoga (Yoga and Opening/Closing Ceremonies)
  • the Girl Scouts (Archery)
  • Gymnastics Training Center (Gymnastics)
  • Relentless Hustle (Lacrosse)
  • Velocity Extreme Cheer (Cheerleading)
  • Master Kim's Taekwondo (Martial Arts/Taekondo)
  • Rochester City Recreation (Volleyball)
  • Empire United (Soccer)
  • Rochester Fencing Club (Fencing)
  • Youth Rugby Rochester (Rugby)

Picture from 2018 Girls Sports Festival event

Picture from 2018 Girls Sports Festival event

Picture from 2018 Girls Sports Festival event

Picture from 2018 Girls Sports Festival event

Picture from 2018 Girls Sports Festival event

2018 Safe Harbour Summit

On Tuesday, August 7th, RMCYB Executive Director Mike Barry presented at the 2018 NYS OCFS Anti-Trafficking Summit where he detailed Monroe County's success with the program. Along with Safe Harbour partners from the Center for Youth, they shared Monroe County's successful efforts to find and help youth who have been victumized by sex trafficking. Hundreds of county reprentatives from all over New York State gathered in Syracuse to hear from the piloting counties of this program. Monroe County was one of 5 pilot counties, and has now been confirmed as a Safe Harbour Graduate Community and has received extended funding due to its success.

Picture from 2018 Safe Harbour Summit event

Picture from 2018 Safe Harbour Summit event

Zoo's Clues 2018

On Friday, July 13th, 2018, "Zoo's Clues" was held at the Seneca Park Zoo. This FREE intergenerational event was open to youth ages 7-12 and seniors (aged 60 and over) in Monroe County. Teams of youth and seniors received an event passport and map which required participants to solve 12 clues while exploring the Seneca Park Zoo for prizes. Participants also received free lunches sponsored by the Youth Bureau and Monroe County Office for the Aging.

Picture from 2018 Zoo's Clues event

CHOICES Celebrates its 4th Year!

The end of the 2017-18 school year marks the 4th anniversary of the collaboration between the RMCYB and Specncerport School District for the CHOICES initiative which helps students develop skills for the transition from middle school to high school through peer leadership and assistance. This celebrated program is a joint effort between Spencerport High School, Cosgrove Middle School and the Youth Bureau and is available to any other district in Monroe County to participate.

Picture from CHOICES event

Picture from CHOICES event

Youth As Resources (YAR)

Youth As Resources seeks to empower and engage youth as partners with adults in creating positive community change and development. Youth and adult members govern the YAR board which provides mini grants to local youth in order to develop and carry out service projects that addresses a clear community need.

Find Out More About YAR

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