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Youth Empowerment

Families Together in Albany County Peer-Empowerment-Project is a peer led, peer driven support program that provides opportunities for youth that may have experience with the mental health system, criminal justice system, special education system, and/or residential care/foster care system.

"The Youth Empowerment Project has given me an opportunity to have a great and exciting time on our social outings."
- Aaron
"This program always has something new and exciting for me."
- Kayla
"I have new opportunities to interact with people I don't know."
- Julie

For More Information Contact:

Youth Empowerment Project Staff:
Tricia Muller, Youth Coordinator
518.432.0333 ext. 16 or email

Robert William Ciamplillo, Asst. Youth Coordinator


Families Together in Albany County

Youth Empowerment Project

Albany Family Center

747 Madison Avenue • Albany, NY 12208
518.436.KIDS (5437), Fax 518.436.5440

Colonie Family Center

1639 Central Avenue • Colonie, NY 12205
518.218.1030 • Fax: 518.218.1051

Hilltowns Family Center

P.O. Box 297 • East Berne, NY 12059
518.872.1460 • Fax 518.872.1465

Peer Support

  • Support Groups
  • Self Advocacy Training/Support
  • Outreach
  • Leadership


  • Meeting new Youth
  • Recreational activities; movies, sporting events, trips, and hanging out in a supportive environment

Youth Led and Youth Driven…

  • With a helping hand Youth will move to the forefront of the decision making processes of their very own programs.
  • The Youth will gain valuable teambuilding and leadership skills to help them make the decisions in the programs that they will be taking part in.

Empowering Youth through…

  • Wide range of recreational activities
  • Peer led Support Groups
  • Peer/Self Advocacy Training
  • Educational and Vocational Development
  • Through these activities Youth will be able to gain the knowledge to enter adulthood with a positive outlook on their futures

After School Activities

Join other youth in after school social and support activities.

Youth Forums

Join other youth to discuss the topics that effect today's youth.

Youth Advisory Board

Youth will have the ability to give input on the services that youth in the system receive.

Drop in Services

A safe place for youth to meet other youth and participate in education/ referral, recreation, and support groups.

Case Management

Youth who need help with education, employment, and having their basic needs met are supported by caring staff that will help youth gain resources.

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