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Youth in Progress Regional Associates

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Youth in Progress (YIP)


Youth in Progress has regional teams in six different areas of New York State. These teams are comprised of youth in care in New York State that promote positive youth development and support adult/youth partnerships and adolescents in achieving successful outcomes.

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Target Audience

Youth Only

Contact Information/Service Locations

Stand Up 4 Youth


Melissa Crocetta, Regional Youth Associate
(518) 442-6515

Peter Padilla, Regional Youth Associate
(716) 847-4663

County(ies) Served:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Voices United and North County Youth Leadership Team


Michelle McKenzie, Regional Youth Associate
(518) 442-6536

Paul Piersma, Regional Youth Associate
(315) 423-3952

County(ies) Served:

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Tompkins

Youth 4 Progress (Y4P) and North Country Youth Leadership Team


Michelle Ray, Regional Youth Associate
(518) 442-6546

Elizabeth Relyea, Regional Youth Associate
(518) 474-1168

County(ies) Served:

Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

Youth in Progress


Claudia Tracy, Regional Youth Associate
(6310 444-3693

Jenette Allen-McCoombs, Regional Youth Associate
(631) 444-7615

Pamela Brown, Regional Youth Associate
(212) 383-1797

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Youth of Mid-Hudson (YOMH) and Adolescent Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT)


Claudia Tracy, Regional Youth Associate
(631) 444-3693

Nelson Lopes, Regional Youth Associate
(845) 708-2449

County(ies) Served:

Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Youth on the Move


Hasanai Badar, Regional Youth Associate
(518) 442-6504

Lydia Dzus, Regional Youth Associate
(585) 238-8127

County(ies) Served:

Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates


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