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YouthPOWER! Regional Teams

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

Youth Power (YP)


YOUTH POWER! wants to make sure that youth from all over the state have the same access to opportunities to get involved! That’s why they have five Regional Teams scattered throughout the state, one in each of the five regions: Long Island, NYC, Hudson River, Central, and Western!

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Age Eligibility

Teen and Older

Target Audience

Youth Only

Contact Information/Service Locations

Youth POWER! Central NY Regional Team



Mica Gonzalez, Central NY Regional Youth Partner

County(ies) Served:

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence

Youth POWER! Hudson River Regional Team



Brennan Williams, Hudson River Regional Team Leader

County(ies) Served:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester

Youth POWER! New York City Regional Team



Denzel "DJ" Wilkerson, New York City Regional Youth Partner

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Youth POWER! Western NY Regional Team



Azaria Wittekind, Western NY Regional Youth Partner

County(ies) Served:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

YouthPOWER! Long Island Regional Team



Alexander Frisina, Long Island Regional Team Leader

County(ies) Served:

Nassau, Suffolk


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