Dr. Iris Pagan, Executive DirectorThe Youth Bureau serves directly under the County Executive, Rob Astorino, and distributes New York State and local taxes to support several local youth programs and not for profit organizations. The latest research tells us that the best youth-directed programs are those that provide a physically and emotionally safe environment along with a caring, charismatic adult who can make a difference in a young person's life.

Our program monitors ensure that all of the funded programs are selected, monitored and evaluated based on their goal of helping youth build the skills, mindset and leadership needed to be successful in life.

Success in life is measured by the treasures you have inside of you and how much you are willing to improve yourself and assist others to do the same.


"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to

reach your full potential... these are the keys that

will unlock the door to personal excellence."