The Youth and Family Services in College Park has turned 40.
YFS provides management and oversight of department activities, promotes community outreach and enhanced family functioning and advises Mayor & Council on family-related issues. Program responsibilities include: outreach to community leaders to assess community needs and develop strategies to address those needs; conduct assessment and planning meetings with school principals on family issues; conduct training as requested; administer Halloween Thing and Spring Egg Hunt programs, Municipal Government Month activities; staff support for the City’s Education Advisory Committee (EAC), disseminate client surveys to families who have concluded counseling; co-administer the Lakeland STARS tutoring/mentoring program; community outreach and participate in family-related issues at county and state level.
The YFS will celebrate its 40 years of establishments today at its office in north College Park. They have fun activities planned for the day.