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Smithtown Youth Bureau

Letter Writing Contest

Say "Thank You" to our
Emergency Responders


Please write a one page letter to an Emergency Responder who has made a difference in your life, or expressing appreciation and gratitude
 to all Emergency Responders.

Keep your message positive and thankful.

Please sign the letter with your first name ONLY.

Entries will be judged by the following categories: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 
Please see contest scoring guidelines

Winners will be recognized by the Town of Smithtown and will share their submissions at the Smithtown Youth Bureau’s Global Youth Service Day on April 22, 2017 

Kindly submit entry no later than February 24, 2017. Entries MUST include first and last name, grade, address, phone number and email on a cover sheet or in an email

or mail to:
Smithtown Youth Bureau
161 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787


News from the
Youth and Community Alliance of Smithtown:

The following Youth & Community Alliance of Smithtown special committees will be meeting in January to begin strategizing for town-wide projects and activities.  All meetings will be held at the Town of Smithtown Horizons Center, Community Room, 161 E. Main Street in Smithtown.



Substance Abuse Committee:  Monday, 1/23/17 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (RSVP by 1/17/17


SAVE THE DATE!  -  In addition to these three (3) Special Committee meetings, the Youth & Community Alliance of Smithtown’s quarterly general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Smithtown Library Main Building, 1 North Country Road in Smithtown, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by the dates noted above for each meeting – (631) 360-7578 or email Stacey Sanders (Smithtown Youth Bureau)  or Kelly DeVito (Horizons Counseling & Education Center) .

 For more information on the Alliance - please see the "Smithtown Youth and Community Alliance"  page.


Apply to become a volunteer with the Smithtown Youth Bureau Volunteer Corps. 

Complete and submit the online volunteer application by clicking on the link below.
Volunteer Application 

For further information, please see the "Volunteer Corner"


January 2017 Newsletter

December Newsletter

November Newsletter

Ongoing Programs and Events for 2017:

January 2017
  • Anger Management (see flyer)
  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying Presentation
  • The Body Project
  • Town Wide Letter Writing Contest
  • Babysitting Program
  • Parenting Classes
  • Positive Action
  • Reconnecting Youth

February 2017
  • Babysitting Program
  • Town Wide Letter Writing Contest
  • Anger Management
  • Positive Action - HHS
  • Reconnecting Youth 

March 2017
  • Babysitting Program
  • Middle School Employment Readiness
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Positive Action

April 2017
  • Global Youth Service Day!  April 22, 2017
  • Babysitting Program
  • Middle School Employment Readiness
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Positive Action

May 2017
  • Sticker Shock - Youth Empowerment Program
  • Babysitting Program
  • Positive Action
  • Reconnecting Youth

June 2017
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Positive Action

July 2017
  • Community Service/Pool Party Event - July 18th 6-8 p.m
  • Too Good For Drugs
  • Leadership in the Community (partnership with League for Women Voters of Smithtown)
  • Babysitting Program

Programs 2016:


  • Babysitting Program in Middle Schools
  • Reconnecting Youth in High School
  • Positive Action in High School


  • Babysitting Program
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Positive Action

  • Food Drive for The Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry
  • Babysitting Program
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Positive Action

  • Tender Years Treasury
  • Babysitting Program
  • Positive Action
  • Reconnecting Youth


Important Parent and Student Surveys

Coming soon!


The Smithtown Youth Bureau is responsible for planning and supporting programs and opportunities for young people and their families. Youth projects are researched and developed with the assistance of the Town Youth Board.

The Youth Bureau administers the Parent Resource Center, offering support and education to parents in addition to providing youth development programs and opportunities for students throughout the Town of Smithtown. These programs are funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the Suffolk County Youth Bureau, and the Town of Smithtown.

Join the Youth Advisory Board

We are currently seeking interested high school students and adults to join our active town- wide Youth Advisory Board. Some past projects the Youth Advisory Board have developed include: Global Youth Services Day and Safe Summer Nights.  Help to promote and provide youth enrichment programs in your community.  Please call the Youth Bureau at (631) 360-7595 for more information.

Stacey Sanders
Executive Director

161 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787
Ph: (631) 360-7595
Fax (631) 360-7687

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm and occasional evening hours

Summer Hours
(July 1 - August 31)
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm