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Youth Services Newsletter for July

We are excited about the amazing opportunities for the youth of Gary that are evolving as a result of the new look Gary Youth Services Bureau.

It all started this summer with the Mayor officially launching our new and improved summer food service and recreation program. To date we have served over 7800 meals and are well on our way to serving over 20,000 meals to children this summer. Our summer program provides recreation, nutritious meals and snacks to children, 18 years and under, in low-income areas during the summer school vacation. This program is absolutely free.

This is just the beginning of much more to come. Our newly defined mission is to equip youth with the tools to maximize their life's potential, empower them to lead and give them a platform to make an impact in their city and the world. Our vision is to be a national leader in creating and sustaining youth programming that results in positive outcomes for youth.

Our programmatic priorities are:

  • Youth Development
  • Delinquency Prevention
  • Employment, Education and Career Development
  • Safety, Nutrition, Fitness
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Juvenile Diversion and Restorative Justice
  • Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention
2013 Accomplishments:
  • Began the Gary Youth Leadership Council
  • Trained over 300 youth in job readiness
  • Hosted over 1100 youth at the 1st annual Gary Youth Job Opportunities Fair
  • Developed key community partnerships with youth serving organizations


July 11, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Auditions for the Grand Finale Youth Talent Showcase and Fashion Show (All Talent and Models)
839 Broadway, S202

July 27, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Youth Rally for Change At the IUN Savannah Center, IU Northwest 3400 Broadway

July 29 - August 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Daily
Free Youth Empowerment Week Camp at the IUN Savannah Center
IU Northwest 3400 Broadway

August 2, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ELEVATE - 1st Annual Day of Mentoring and Grand Finale Youth Talent and Fashion Showcase
IUN Savannah Center, IU Northwest 3400 Broadway

August 7, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Serving Our Community 1st Annual Citywide Community Service Project

For more information on the new and improved Youth Services Bureau, download the brochure here.

Ken Patrick Barry, MBA. MMHEA
City of Gary
Youth Services Bureau
839 Broadway, S202
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 881-5270 (O)
(219) 886-7099 x. 6513 (Parks)
(219) 881-0008 (F)

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