We are excited about the amazing opportunities for the youth of Gary that are evolving as a result of the new look Gary Youth Services Bureau.

It all started this summer with the Mayor officially launching our new and improved

summer food service and recreation program. To date we have served over 7800 meals and are well on our way to serving over 20,000 meals to children this summer. Our summer program provides recreation, nutritious meals and snacks to children, 18 years and under, in low-income areas during the summer school vacation. This program is absolutely free.

This is just the beginning of much more to come. Our newly defined mission is to equip youth with the tools to maximize their life’s potential, empower them to lead and give them a platform to make an impact in their city and the world. Our vision is to be a national leader in creating and sustaining youth programming that results in positive outcomes for youth.

Our programmatic priorities are:

  • Youth Development
  • Delinquency Prevention
  • Employment, Education and Career Development
  • Safety, Nutrition, Fitness
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Juvenile Diversion and Restorative Justice
  • Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention

The Gary Youth Services Bureau and the City of Gary is currently looking for youth grades -12, that are interested serving on the City’s Youth Council. Please contact our office for more information and/or an application.

Let’s Move Afterschool program is available for youth ages 5-18
M-TH 3:30-6pm
839 Broadway 1st floor
Pick up from schools is available
Please call our office for more information and/or an application

Interested in the Environment?
Check out what GYSB’s Environmental Summit!

2013 Accomplishments:

  • Began the Gary Youth Leadership Council
  • Trained over 300 youth in job readiness
  • Hosted over 1100 youth at the 1st annual Gary Youth Job Opportunities Fair
  • Developed key community partnerships with youth serving organizations


For more information on the new and improved Youth Services Bureau, download the brochure here.

GREEN GARY 2018 YSB Summer Program

Youth Service Summer Program 2018

Kayanna Dilosa
City of Gary
Youth Services Bureau
839 Broadway, S202
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 881-5270 (O)
(219) 881-0008 (F)

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