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Youth Services Roundtable

The Youth Services Roundtable (YSR) is an unincorporated association of Franklin County/North Quabbin youth service agencies and professionals. The YSR  began meeting in 2002 and maintains a listserv youthserv@communityaction.us that has greatly enhanced communication and cooperation among youth-serving agencies. Other accomplishments to date of the Youth Services Roundtable include:

  • Engaged in efforts to bring new money for teen services into the area and to fight state budget cuts impacting youth and teens. (Spring 2002)

  • Successfully petitioned the Greenfield Select Board to reopen the Greenfield Teen Center. (November 2002)

  • Hosted a Youth Legislative Forum. (2003-2013)
  • Hosted the Healthy Teen Booth at the Franklin County Fair. (2002-2006)

  • Co-sponsored a Mayoral Candidates Forum. (May 2003)

  • Established a youth violence prevention committee (Summer 2004) and sponsored a vigil in response to youth violence. (Fall 2004)
  • Launched and produced a monthly teen page for The Recorder. (2004-2005)

  • Actively partcipated in the WestMost Coalition. (2004-2008)

  • Launched the NightOwl Teen Warming Center. (2005)

  • Co-sponsored with FHREB the First Annual Youth Services Summit. (2006)

  • Co-sponsored with DIAL/SELF the 2nd Annual Youth Services Summit. (2007)