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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

  • SFSP

    Summer Food Service Program Starts June 1

    Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will transition from pre-summer feeding at eight locations to the full Summer Food Service Program feeding schedule. Beginning June 1, 43 sites throughout the county, including 16 Palm Beach County Library locations, w ...

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    Summer Camp Scholarship Program Provider Directory Updates

    ​Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Camp Scholarship Program has updated its summer camp provider directory to reflect the 2020 summer camp changes associated with state, county, and CDC guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

  • Pre Summer Feeding Memorial Day

    Pre-Summer Food Service Program Closed on Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the pre-summer food service program will not be distributing meal kits on Monday, May 25, at Highridge Family Center, Palm Beach County Main Library, and the Greenacres Branch Library. Instead, those locations will distribute meals the following day, Tuesd ...

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    2020 Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Friends of Youth Services and Palm Beach County, Inc. has announced this year's Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship recipients. The scholarship provides $1,000 per year, distributed over two semesters to each recipient and is renewable for up to four years, depending on degree or certificate progr ...

  • Pre-summer feeding expanded

    Pre-Summer Food Service Program Expands

    The Pre-Summer Food Service Program operated by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department in partnership with the Library System has added two new locations. In addition to distribution sites in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, beginning May 12, meals will be a ...

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    Parenting Tips for Social Isolation and Distance Learning

    With schools and places for social gatherings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roles that parents and caregivers must play in the lives of their children have significantly changed. Many parents are forced to now juggle teleworking and homeschooling. Meanwhile, other caregivers struggle to ...

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    Whole Health Begins with Mental Health

    The outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19 has been extremely stressful for many people. During this unprecedented time, we have experienced drastic changes as we face very real threats to our physical safety, abrupt changes to our routines and schedules, and social distancing from those around us. ...

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    Summer Food Service Program to Open Early to Feed Children Impacted by COVID-19

    On April 27, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, will begin pre-summer feeding at six sites throughout Palm Beach County. Sites will distribute seven days' worth of meals to each eligible child. ...

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


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Michelle Liska, Director


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