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Mission Statement

Growing brighter futures by providing quality service, education, and access to resources and opportunities.


Empowering youth and families to realize their full potential and be the driving force of a thriving community.


Diversity and Equity
Compassion and Empathy

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Latest News

  • Community Conversation Table

    Continuing the Community Conversation

    The voices of youth and the adults who care about them are vital to implementing the Youth Master Plan and ensuring a difference is made in our community. The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Outreach and Community Programming Division recently held three community conversations at Palm ...

  • Ike Powell, Sen. Rubio's Staff

    Youth Services Program Specialist Attends National Mentoring Summit

    Ike Powell III, senior program specialist with the Youth Services Department, attended the 2020 National Mentoring Summit in Washington D.C., January 29-31. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, of Houston, Texas delivered the summit's opening address during Capitol Hill Day. ...

  • Elise Powell, John Harre, Tanya Tibby

    YSD Staffers Earn Youth Mental Health First-Aid Instructor Certification

    Youth Services Department staff members Elise Powell, LMHC, Youth and Family Counseling, South County and John Harre, BSW, Residential Youth counselor, Highridge Family Center recently completed a three-day Youth Mental Health First-Aid (YMHFA) instructor certification program. ...

  • Nancy, Tammy and Dorritt

    Youth Services Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    The Youth Services Department celebrated its fifth anniversary during an employee recognition celebration on January 6 at the Highridge Family Center. Director Tammy K. Fields thanked all of the employees for their compassionate services to the youth of Palm Beach County and acknowledged the Board ...

  • Presentation

    Youth Services Department Launches Cross Division Teams

    ​The Youth Services Department (YSD) teamed up with Strategic Planning and Performance Management to roll out its new vision, mission, core values, and goals for three cross-division strategic teams: Impactful Services, Equity and Diversity, and Community Collaboration. These new teams are all abou ...

  • Tony Spaniol

    Youth Services Bids Farewell to Dr. Tony Spaniol

    Employees from the Youth Services Department along with a few special guests gathered recently to say good-bye to Dr. Tony Spaniol, director of Residential Treatment and Family Counseling. Tony is entering into retirement after 23 years of dedicated service to the residents of Palm Beach County. We ...

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    Youth Services Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

    On October 31, the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department held its second annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest benefiting United Way of Palm Beach County. United Way representatives Tatum Kelley and Melissa Wise served as judges. The contest raised $600 for the United Way. A bake sale hosted by t ...

  • Mosaic Table

    Highridge Residents Create Mosaic Tabletop Art Installation

    In partnership with the Norton Museum of Art’s afterschool outreach program, residents from the Highridge Family Center were chosen to participate in creating a mosaic tabletop installation. ...

Continuing the Community Conversation Flyer

The third annual Birth to 22 Business Breakfast scheduled for April 17 is rescheduled for September 18, 2020. For more information, please click here.
As a result, the nomination period for the Business Champion Awards has been extended to August 1, 2020. For nomination information, click here.

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Tammy Fields

Tammy Fields
Youth Services Director

“Every child dreams of success – it’s our job to provide the tools and resources to make those dreams come true.”

50 S Military Trail
 Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33415


Outreach & Community Programming

Geeta Loach-Jacobson, Director


Residential Treatment & Family Counseling

Twila Taylor, Director


Finance, Contracting & Administrative Services

Michelle Liska, Director


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