The Youth Clubhouse is a safe and welcoming gathering place for youth ages 12-17 years of age. The Clubhouse utilizes our community resources for opportunities that engage youth and support recovery.
Youth are encouraged to bring their thoughts and ideas to the table to help guide the options that would be most supportive to their goals, with an emphasis on:
- career building
- and recovery.
Clubhouse members have both shared ownership and shared responsibility for the group’s success. The Clubhouse is operationally advised through an advisory committee that is composed of youth and families who have a vested interest in supporting youth to maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle. Youth Clubhouse sites are located in central areas in Ontario County and partners with several other agencies to provide enriching options that support and build youth.
What the Youth Clubhouse does…
The Youth Clubhouse is open to all teens in Ontario County. We offer a place to recreate, relax, and enjoy activities that include preventive and recovery support. Members will help plan events as they strive to improve their life and wellness. It is the vision of the clubhouse to have youth participate in life skills groups, pro-social activities, educational supports, career development, and more. Currently, members can attend Youth Clubhouse Monday – Thursday from 6pm -8pm and Saturdays from 3:30pm-8:30pm at the Geneva community Center located at 160 Carter Road Geneva.
Why it matters…
Youth often find themselves at crossroads when coming to an age where more independence and opportunities present themselves. The Partnership for Ontario County strives to provide options that support healthy decisions. Youth clubhouse is one of these choices. Youth Clubhouse is a way to support youth in having options beyond a clinical setting for those in recovery, and as a safe and welcoming environment for those wanting to maintain a healthy drug and alcohol free environment. Youth Clubhouse can provide this alternative where the teens themselves can have a voice and an investment in creating what matters most.
These clubhouses seek to help all youth, including those in recovery to develop social skills that promote prevention, long-term health, wellness, recovery and a drug-free lifestyle. With this, the desire is to produce safe and welcoming environments where youth can make friends, include family, and involve themselves in the community.
For more information on Youth Clubhouse you can contact:
Kelli Gage, Youth Clubhouse Director
585 396-4554 or