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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

Latest News

  • 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 ...

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    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. ...

  • Lorenz Small

    Youth Services Intern Becomes Hip-Hop Artist’s Book Editor

    Lorenz Small, a student intern with the Youth Services Department was introduced to Ramon “Absoloot” Robinson while attending the My Brother’s Keeper Race to Equity Summit earlier this year. Lorenz attended a presentation the hip-hop artist and author was giving about how young people can shape the ...

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    Catch Palm Beach County’s Newest Youth-Centered Talk Show, “The VoiceBox” on PBC-TV Channel 20

    Tune in for a high-energy, educational and entertaining conversation between community leaders and some of Palm Beach County's most engaging youth. The VoiceBox is a new program that focuses on local youth, the issues that impact their community, and the steps they take toward success. ...

  • Go Green for Mental Health

    What to Do If You Notice Someone Who May Need Mental Health Intervention

    How do you know what someone is thinking or feeling? To make assumptions is usually wrong. However, you might notice when someone’s behavior is a bit out of the ordinary. ...

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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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