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Youth Bureau

Dana Boylan

Executive Director


P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788

 (631) 853-8270
Fax: (631) 853-8271

Our Mission

The mission of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau is to successfully meet the needs of Suffolk County Youth, under the age of 21, by ensuring effective countywide planning, thoughtful development, and efficiency in the management of resources necessary to sustain the County’s youth service system.


The Youth Bureau is a leader with an active voice and the cornerstone for youth development in Suffolk County.

Our goals are:

  • To be an active network of Youth Agencies
  • To be dedicated to the principles of positive and effective youth development
  • To provide training and resources to ensure quality and core competencies for youth development.


  • All youth, 21 years old or younger, will grow up in a healthy, substance abuse free environment. Youth will be productive members of society and crime-free. They will achieve high academic status and be physically/mentally fit. Youth will be culturally sound.
  • Every youth should be educated and able to meet the skills required to be a member in the 21st century workforce.
  • Services must be provided for all youth and must be based upon assessment of particular youth needs.
  • Decisions made based on the assessment of particular youth needs shall be decided and designed by Suffolk County to help our youth be happy healthy members of our community.
  • Equity in funding ensures equal representation due to population-based funding. All agencies with diverse populations should receive equal funding.
  • Full community participation, as well as youth participation helps to ensure quality programming.
  • The safety of youth is the utmost concern of the Bureau. Youth should have safe, supervised places they can go to in times of need.
  • Agencies should be diverse and be able to provide a vast amount of services to youth.

COVID-19: Guidance for Youth Programs

Our goals are:

  • Take everyday preventive actions
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

The health and safety of our children are of the utmost concern. We urge you to review your disaster management/business continuity plans and make sure all staff understand these documents as well as review the links and attachments provided with resources available with information:

County Executive Bellone Announces New Funding for Youth Sports Programs

Suffolk County Youth Bureau Accepting Applications from Community Based Organizations to Support Underserved Youth; Deadline for Applications is December 11

Application Can Be Found Here.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today the Suffolk County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications from nonprofit, community-based organizations to fund programs that provide Youth Team Sports (YTS) in Suffolk County. YTS is a new funding stream created in the New York State Fiscal Year 2024 budget that appropriated funds to support team sports for underserved youth.

“In Suffolk County, we are committed to providing quality programming that ensures equal opportunities and full participation for all students,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “This new grant funding helps to ensure that vital programs that provide our youth with opportunities to further develop life-skills through collaboration and teamwork continue in our communities."

Applications for the Suffolk County Team Sports Grant program may not exceed $25,000 and must be received by December 11, 2023. Funding will be provided by the Suffolk County Youth Bureau via the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

A new fund was created under the OCFS in the state fiscal year 2023-2024 budget to provide awards to support youth team sports programs for underserved youth under age 18. The funding supports youth development through team sports programs. The funding, which will be allocated to the municipal youth bureaus, must be awarded to local community-based organizations and nonprofits.

The Suffolk County Youth Bureau will review and evaluate each proposal for cost-effectiveness, impact, and measurable outcomes. Funding decisions and awards will be based on guidelines established by New York State.

The bureau will also look to ensure each project serves a cross-section of youth from different age groups, including but not limited to, youth that are differently abled, youth from historically under-resourced communities or geographic areas in Suffolk County.

Youth Team Sports funding awards will be guided by the following principles:

  • Educational Connection and Achievement
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Community Cohesion

Organizations are encouraged to review the FAQs available on the Suffolk County Youth Bureau web page. In addition, applicants are also encouraged to register and attend a Q and A session scheduled for December 7, 2023 at:

For more information on the Suffolk County Team Sports Grant program, contact the Suffolk County Youth Bureau at or call 631-853-3268.

Click here for the PDF Flyer

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