Rochester-Monroe County
Youth Bureau

 Monroe Community Hospital
451 E. Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY 14620
 M–F 8am–5pm 

 Phone: 585 753-6455
 Fax: 585 753-6281
 Brent Whitfield, Executive Director
 Rahsaan Pryor, Youth Engagement Specialist

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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.

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


Youth Leadership Awards

Information coming soon

Holiday Toy Drive

Information coming soon

Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

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