Youth Programs

Genesee Valley Central School

Literacy West provides Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) activities to PreK3 and PreK4 students. *Must be a student at Genesee Valley Central School.

Belfast Central School, Fillmore Central School, and Friendship Central School

Literacy West, in partnership with Belfast Central School, Fillmore Central School, and Friendship Central School, located in Allegany County, provides an Extended School Day and School Violence Prevention program. Our mission is to enrich students’ lives via exploration of self, peers, & surroundings. Weekly clubs offering literacy enriched activities via hands-on programming (e.g., theatre, art, dance, STEM). The SVP program provides crisis-intervention counseling and support groups to target protective assets and risk factors, using research-based, effective programs.

Eligibility for Extended School Day program:

  • Belfast Central School District: Student in K-4th grade.
  • Fillmore Central School District: Student in 6-12th grade.
  • Friendship Central School District: Student in 6-12th grade.

Eligibility for School Violence Prevention program:

  • Belfast Central School District: Student in K-12th grade.
  • Fillmore Central School District: Student in K-12th grade.
  • Friendship Central School District: Student in K-12th grade.

Career
Exploration

Teaching students to gain valuable insight into potential careers, what skills are necessary and what routes they can take to reach their goals.

STEAM

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math helps young people develop a range of transferable skills required for future work such as communication, creativity, problem-solving, team working and resilience in learning.

College
Preparation

Supporting accessible, high-quality education that prepares our children for college, work, and citizenship by college tours and

Mindfulness Skills

The practice of mindfulness helps kids and teens learn how to manage stress, regulate their emotions, focus on the task at hand, and develop a positive outlook on life.

Bullying &
Suicide Prevention

Creating a safe, supportive school climate with positive interventions and supports, including Mental Health counseling services and home to school liaison resiliency coaches.