City of Binghamton, New York

Youth & Community Engagement

A message from Mayor Richard C. David

City Hall is more committed than ever to making sure Binghamton’s young people have the support and resources they need to grow and succeed.

It’s why we’ve partnered with community non-profits like the Boys & Girls Club to make after-school and summer programs accessible to more Binghamton children and teenagers, making sure our young people have safe and welcoming places to spend their evenings and school breaks. It’s why we’ve invested heavily in City parks and community centers, ensuring every child in Binghamton has access to fun and important recreational opportunities. And it’s why we’ve supported meaningful summer employment opportunities for teenagers through the Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program and collaborations with VINES, which promote critical workforce development skills.

In this administration, we recognize that few decisions have a greater affect on the future of our City than the decision to invest in our young people. The examples above represent just a few of the youth programs and initiatives offered and supported by the City of Binghamton. You can find more information by following the links on the right side of this page, which has been updated to connect young people, families, teachers and youth service providers with information about the opportunities and resources available to them.

It’s been said before, “Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not.” From the programs that directly serve, engage and support our youth to the ongoing investments we make in our neighborhoods and parks, much of what we do at City Hall is driven by a strong commitment to the next generation. When Binghamton’s young people thrive, so does Binghamton.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office at (607) 772-7001. 

Sincerely,

Mayor David