Office of Youth Development

The Office of Youth Development serves as a resource and advocacy voice for the community on information about youth programs, training opportunities for people who work with youth and funding and/or current reports that have a connection to the youth in our community.

OUR MISSION
The mission of the Office of Youth Development is to transform systems that prevent young people from living equitable healthy and happy lives.

OUR VISION
The vision of the Office of Youth Development is to build a world that centers youth voice, agency, safety, and liberation.

OUR VALUES
The Office of Youth Development values youth voice, equity, social justice, transformational change, advocacy, and community building.


The Office of Youth Development is a founding partner in BLOCS.  For more information about BLOCS, click here.

Mayor's Summer 2022 Blast Programming Opportunity
In collaboration with Mayor Greg Fischer, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is partnering with Louisville Parks and Recreation to provide free youth programming this summer!

Do you have an idea for engaging, fun programming for youth ages 10 to 18, but lack the space to offer it? Do you want to expand current programming through the summer, but need additional funding to do so? Please fill out an application to be considered for this initiative.

What We Want: Agencies and individuals with youth programming ideas.

What We Have: Funding and space at neighborhood community centers for youth programming.

How You Can Join Us: Submit a proposal to us with a funding request for $20,000 or less that includes details on who, what and where this program will target. A link to the application can be found here. Applications will close on Wednesday, May 4th at 6 pm.

The Logistics: We are currently focused on efforts in the Smoketown, Russell, Park Hill, Shawnee, Portland, and Newburg neighborhoods, but this opportunity is not limited to those areas. 

For more information, contact (502) 574-5696.

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