Youth & Family Services

2012 Summer Interns

2012 Summer Interns

Youth Leadership Program

A year-round program providing on-the-job, local work experience for teenagers 13-15 years of age as a way to increase their self-esteem, communication and leadership skills, and allow exposure to a work environment.

Parenting Education Center

Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a six-week program built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding. This approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood.

Love and Logic strategies and techniques help create calm and loving solutions. The “Love” means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits with sincere compassion and empathy. The “Logic” happens when we allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes, and experience the natural or logical consequences. When balanced with sincere empathy, they learn that the quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.

This on-going parenting program is held on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Girls Inc.® of Ulster & Dutchess Counties

The YWCA Ulster County is a full member affiliate member of Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through research-based programs and advocacy, and whose purpose is to enable girls to achieve their full potential and assert their rights. The YWCA uses the Girls Inc. curriculum to provide programs for schools, youth/community centers, and other not-for-profit organizations.

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