Orchard Park Community Youth Council
Hello and Welcome to the Orchard Park Community Youth Council (OPCYC) Website
The Orchard Park Community Youth Council helps build assets and promotes youth involvement within the community.
Assets are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power, during critical adolescent years, to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
The OPCYC is made up of many concerned adults and youth members who represent various areas of our community. Find out more about what we are doing for our youth by attending a meeting:
All are welcome to attend !
OPCYC consists of: middle and high school students, judges, police, parents and families, the Orchard Park Recreation Department, youth groups, sports associations, public schools, PTO, community members, town board, and religious organizations.
Asset Survey Information
To find out what the 40 Developmental Assets are, click here and visit the Search Institute site for the complete listing and the details of the Search Institute survey. [In case the link does not work, the web site is www.search-institute.org/assets.]
Check out the following informational pieces regarding the survey: a color coded document that provides a "quick look" at the results plus the PowerPoint that was presented to the OP Community Tri- Board on January 19, 2010.
If you have any questions or if you would like to find out more about the OPCYC, contact Detective John Payne @ 662-6475, ext.4015
Asset #11 Family Boundaries
At Home - Know your family's boundaries. How late can you stay out, where can you go and with whom, and what behaviors are okay. Boundaries must be clear and consistent.
In your Community - Look out for younger kids; if you see them doing something out of bounds tell their parents.
With your friends - Respect even other families' boundaries. Share your experiences and learn from each other.