About Our Youth Center
Address: 250 Athens Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14223 - Please park in lot on Oakvale and enter door 3
Phone: 768-3077
Youth, Parks & Recreation office: 831-1001
Fax: 831-1006
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Youth Bureau Director: Nicole Ruberto, 831-1001 x2227, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Programs at Jefferson
Summer Camp
Kids Club
Funland Preschool Play
Start Smart
YES Enrichment Programs
& more!

Important COVID-19 Changes & Updates
Updated 8/31/21

  • Masks will be required indoors for all students, staff, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Acceptable masks are cloth-based or surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose. Bandanas, gators, and clear face shields are not considered acceptable face coverings.
  • Masking is not required outdoors but is recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet when indoors will be prioritized to the greatest extent possible. When in the lounge, one child per piece of furniture. When in the art room or cafeteria, one child seated at each end of the table for a maximum of two children per table.
  • Students, staff, and visitors will be required to complete the daily health screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken upon entry. Students, staff, and visitors must stay home when sick. Students/staff observed to be demonstrating symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be isolated and sent home.
  • Students will be assigned to a group. Groups are not to mingle. Groups must stick to their assigned schedule. This will allow for contact tracing, if needed.
  • We will continue the extensive daily cleaning/disinfecting protocols including the use of electrostatic disinfectant sprayers in each building. Cleaning will be completed daily as per CDC guidance by our custodial staff.
  • To allow for better ventilation: During times of warmer weather, opening windows will be encouraged in classrooms and on school buses.
  • If we go on a field trip: Masks shall be required for all riders while on transportation. Assigned seating will be utilized. During times of warmer weather, windows will be encouraged to be opened.

Return to Kids Club protocols for students (same as school):
If your child cannot attend school, they cannot attend the youth center

  • If sick, regardless of vaccination status: A negative COVID PCR test (at-home tests are not eligible), OR a note from a doctor, OR 10 days since the onset of symptoms.
  • If tested positive: At least 10 days since the 1st positive test, AND fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND symptoms are improving