New Paltz Youth Center
Offering year-round educational, recreational and social opportunities for New Paltz Middle School and High School students since 1989. We are committed to helping teenagers achieve their goals.

Youth Center Hours

Fall 2023 Hours
Monday – Friday 2-7pm
We are a fully trained staff that includes a full time licensed social worker, mental health counselors, certified teacher, special ed graduate student, plus graduate and undergraduate college students from Fordham, Marist and SUNY New Paltz Human Services and Psychology Depts to assist with activities and supervision.
**We will no longer require masks for NPYP programs but will ask anyone showing symptoms to wear one of our masks. As usual please keep your kids home if they are sick for any reason**

Our COVID policy: If your child tests positive, they will not be allowed to return to the center until they test negative and no longer have symptoms.


Fall 2023

Info/Upcoming Events/Activities:

Special thanks to Andrew Mironchik and the VFW for raising over one thousand dollars for the NPYP that we will be using for offset the cost of field trips

So excited to announce that we are bringing the CAFE (Cafeteria Alternative For Everyone) program back to the high school after a three year COVID hiatus. We will be offering not only a comfortable, fun alternative to the cafeteria during lunch periods (think youth center at the high school), but also a supervised outdoor recreation time for kids who need to let out some energy. This program will be offered on M/W/F during lunch periods at the HIGH SCHOOL only, starting Sept 22.

Anyone needing community service hours for their health or participation in government classes, or just to volunteer (looks great on resume or college application) can have fun helping at one of our community events while getting hours. Just ask. We have many events in the next few months. See below

Sunday, September 17th: Recovery Fest at the Field of Dreams (UC Fairgrounds) from 12-4pm
Saturday, September 23rd: Kingston Hispanic Heritage Festival 11-6pm – 16 Cedar st 
Thursday, September 28th: “Red Vest Day” at the youth center, 9am – ?, Painting, building a gazebo and shed
Saturday, October 21st: “Carving for a Cause” fundraiser for the youth center – more info to come
October 30th and 31st: 29th Annual Haunted House – 6-9pm. Theme TBA soon.
Email us at newpaltzyp@gmail.com to get on our mailing list, which is crucial to know when trips are “on sale,” to get our weekly newsletter or for any questions. You can also text/call Jim at 845-325-2593

Dungeons and Dragons :
Tuesday, 9/12 5-7pm – CANCELLED
Saturday, 9/23 Noon


There will be a Running Club on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 5-6pm for 5th – 7th graders right behind the youth center starting Sept 11th.
Thanks to Matt Pilek for starting this up.


**We turned 34 years old on September 2nd!!

6th graders are required to stay at the center until they leave for the day.
7th graders are allowed to come and go with parents permission
8th-12th graders are free to come and go, unless a parent stipulates otherwise.


Counseling Services for young people and families – Times Vary. Click on the flyer to the right for more info!

Weekly Schedule (But, if your not interested in some of the activities/events/trips? No worries, still plenty of stuff to do at the youth center which is open Monday through Friday 2-7 pm) 
Subject to change.

Mohonk Mondays – Every Monday at 3:30 – we head up to the mountain house to feed the fish, hike if weather permits, and collect free food  for us to bring back to the center courtesy of Mohonk!

Taco Tuesdays – Well, burritos on the Foreman Grill. Meat and veggie options

Waffle Wednesdays – Every Wednesday at 3pm – Homemade Belgian Waffles made with the kids with tons of their favorite toppings!

Empanada Thursdays! – Made from scratch by Heaven with the kids

BBQ Fridays 330pm – Always our busiest day of the week! Burgers (meat and veggie) and Hot Dogs!!

Girl Talk 6pm – Alternating Fridays with..
BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People Of Color) Group 6pm

There are Narcan trainings being offered the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library. This is a short, essential training that can help save a life.

We always have bagels, yogurt, mac and cheese and a fully stocked vending machine ($) for snacks

Come hang out in a fun, safe, supervised environment!!


** Feel free to call or text Jim at 845-325-2593 for clarity**
Get on our mailing list!!

More Programs and Info
The C.A.F.E. (Cafeteria Alternative For Everyone) will return in the Fall of 2023. Offering an option for high school students during lunchtime at the “cozy corner” in the library and out side for some much needed rec time. These spaces will be open for the lunch blocks and provide areas to hang out with friends, listen to or play music, play games, get help with homework, or just relax in a supervised setting.
We Won!!
The NPYP won “Best Youth Program in the Hudson Valley” in Hudson Valley Magazine for 2018.
Tutoring!!! We tutor in up to 70 classes daily at the middle school. The largest such tutoring program in New York State!! We also tutor at the youth center after school! If you need help, we got it!!
The NPYP volunteers at many community events. If you need community service or are just looking to volunteer your time, please let us know.
Visit us on facebook, instagram or twitter or just give us a call at 255-5140
or email us at newpaltzyp@gmail.com
The New Paltz Youth Program has been serving the community since September 2nd, 1989.