The City of Longmont after school program, "The Neutral Zone" is located in the basement of the Children, Youth and Families building at 1050 Lashley St. It is a drop-in program for youth primarily in middle school for youth ages 11 to 17 years old that are enrolled in the St. Vrain Valley School District. This supervised program is open Monday through Friday during the school year from 2:30 pm to 7 pm and during the summer from 1 pm to 5 pm Our activities encourage involvement and build leadership skills, social skills, problem solving skills and communication and incorporate physical activity, expression through the arts, dance and movement, written and spoken word and exploration of new interests. For more information please visit our website.
Children, Youth and Families provides short-term counseling services to help youth and their families assess issues, set goals, improve communication, mediate conflicts and provide a direction for the future. Services include individual group and family counseling, assessment and referral follow up, and coordination of community and school services. Services can be accessed through the Children, Youth and Families facility as well as at select schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Bilingual services are provided. For more information please call contact Jamie Meurer at (303) 774-3758 or (303) 651-8580.
Children, Youth and Families General Information
The City of Longmont division of Children, Youth and Families provides programs and services from the Longmont Youth Center which is located at 1050 Lashley St. Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, however many of our programs are open in the evenings. Services are offered free to children, youth and their families who reside within the St. Vrain School District. Services include: short-term counseling, crisis intervention and family mediation; runaway and homeless youth intervention; youth leadership; youth recognition award programs; parent support and education courses; and youth specific information and referral. Bilingual services provided. For more information on any other programs offered by Children and Youth Resources please call (303) 651-8580.
GRIP - Gang Response and Intervention Program
The Gang Response and Intervention Program (GRIP). It is an inter-agency and community collaboration. The individuals who come together for GRIP are from different community agencies. They work with families, youth, or the school system to create positive youth opportunities that deter gang involvement. For more information on GRIP services, please contact one of our staff: Louie Lopez at (303) 774-3756, Ben Ready at (303) 774-3755, or Pattie Moreno at (303) 774-3754
Longmont Youth Council General Information
The Longmont Youth Council is a group of 15 youth that advise City Council and City staff on youth issues. One of their main roles is to represent the voice of youth in the Longmont community. Members are required to exhibit strong leadership skills and communicate regularly with youth and adults of diverse backgrounds on issues, needs, and concerns. This leadership position requires a high level of commitment and follow-through, while juggling all of the other priorities of a teenage life. For more information about Longmont Youth Council, please contact Christina Pacheco.