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Support Services with Newburyport Youth Services


NYS is more than recreation.  As a positive youth development organization, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of youth and families.  We offer supports to families through our department as well as act as a liaison to numerous organizations in the surrounding communities. 

Please reach out to us if you need help or have an idea of something we could be offering. 

Click on the image below to learn about our mentoring partnership!

Newburyport Community Mentors
YOUTH OUTREACH: The purpose of our Outreach Program is to build relationships with young people who have reached out to us or have been referred by parents or schools.  By building relationships we can help connect individuals to programs, services and supports that they may need. Outreach is not counseling or therapy, but rather time spent between Youth Services staff and one participant.  The time spent together may include a recreational activity, having lunch, or just talking and getting to know one another. Outreach is totally voluntary and should be a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. 

SUPPORT PROGRAMS: NYS continues to offer a variety of prgrams to increase young peopole’s coping skills and healthy development. they can be found in our seasonal brochures. 

THRIVE: NYS partners with the Newburyport Learning Enrcichment Center to offer two clubs (young men nad young ladies) living in public housing.  The goals of THRIVE are to provide young people with experiences, activities and mentoring. 

Staying Connected with Your Teen:  NYS runs this multi week program for parents throughout the school year. Geared for parents of young adolescents, its focus is on communication and relationship building. 

Parent Support Groups:




NYS is proud to partner with the Newburyport PTO and the River Valley Charter School’s Parent Alliance to offer the Parent Years Speaker Series. 

Our CORE Services



Recreation Programs year round from Birth- 18 and Families! Visit our online registration page for updates and information (including the latest brochure). 



NYS is committed to empowering our young people.  The Newburyport Youth Council is a youth-led community engagement committee for grades 7-12.  Learn more about the Youth Council.



Newburyport Youth Services has chosen to develop its recreation, prevention and empowerment programming around the Positive Youth Development approach. Learn more about the 40 Assets and our “I Supoort YA” campaign.



NYS provides support to children and families in a number of ways.  From the Parent Speaker Series to crisis intervention, programs to mentoring.  Learn more about all that we offer!



NYS is committed to working with partners in the community to foster healthy youth development throughout the city! We are also passionate about enagaging young people in their own community.