New Positive Parenting

From free books, brief Primary Care sessions to help you with parenting problems to a series of seminars which deal with the most common parenting issues we all face.  See Help for Parents tab to access these services.

Mini Grants

​CYC funding is available to all youth-driven community driven projects in the form of mini grants, which will typically range from $150 - $500. 



Youth Centers

​Our communities  have vibrant youth centers. It is our mission to continue to support these invaluable safe places for our youth to gather. 

Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock is designed to reach adults who might purchase alcohol legally and provide it to minors. Stickers warning about the penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors are placed on all multi-packs of beer, alco-pops, and other alcohol products that might appeal to underage drinkers. 


CYC Leadership Club

Continuing this year, in addition to our middle/high school group we continue an elementary group. CYC Board Member Jason Leon and DeAnna Brown are leading 5th grader CYC Club to help them understand that they can be change agents at their school.


Student After Hours Program


Our goal is to provide a safe place for students to gather to use library resources or to form a study group.  Tutors are also provided on various topics.  


Youth Leadership

In our efforts to work to engage leadership we continue to bring youth to National Youth Leadership Institutes.  This past summer, five students attended CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America) in Indianapolis with two on the beginning track and two taking advanced learning and planning. 

Community Forums

CYC remains committed to bringing the members of Lake Placid and Wilmington communities up to date information about issues of importance.  Here is a photo of Dr. Kolodney who came and discussed the issue of Opiod and Heroin Addiction in a community forum in November 2016.



From 12/2012 through 12/2016 CYC launched a quarterly publication. The free magazine was designed to deliver prevention information to Adirondack families in an easy-to-read format.