Youth Services


Youth Services

Youth Services focus on the holistic development of toddlers, children, and young adults in areas of education, workforce, personal, social, and emotional development. The wide range of age-appropriate services and programs promotes preparedness for the next phases of life. To ready our youth for the competitive world, we help set a firm foundation for future success in college, career, and life.

Programs and services include:


Our Early Childhood services give young children the advantages they need to succeed in school. We provide them and their day care providers with the tools and resources necessary for positive growth and development.

teacher talking with a group of children at a school

Programs and services include:

  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), at 500 Carter Street, provides free all day academic, social-emotional and preparation for kindergarten for children aged 4 (by December 1st) – 5. Our structured and safe program settings allows for children to actively participate in learning, fun, and developmental activities. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided and bus passes, if necessary.
  • The Family Daycare Program recruits, trains, and reimburses home family daycare providers for nutritious meals and snacks. Home daycare providers receive great benefits from multiple training opportunities and technical support for providers offering daycare services in their homes.

For enrollment in any Early Childhood and Youth programs, email or call to speak to a CPGR Youth Champion.


Children & Youth Programs

  • Located at 71 Parkway 
  • Neighborhood-based after-school program for 1st through 6th graders
  • Enrichment activities including sports and recreation, photography, arts & crafts, music, dance, literacy, drama, homework assistance, service-learning projects
  • Summer Enrichment/Day Camp for 1st through 6th graders

Charles House has provided a wide array of youth programs over our 100+ year history. We offer an asset-based youth development approach in all of our youth services that seek to empower and equip youth with life skills, knowledge, and training through various clubs, activities, and programs.

We offer an after-school program at 71 Parkway. Registered with the NYS Office of Children & Family Services with a capacity of 70 children, we serve first through sixth graders. The program combines a variety of activities that help elementary school aged children succeed inside and outside the classroom. Children receive help with homework and literacy development. We provide many enrichment activities including STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), photography, music, dance, sports, nutrition/ cooking, and arts and crafts.

The “Teens Active in Civic Engagement” is our summer youth employment program for 14–20-year-olds. This six-week program offers teens an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience with a paycheck. The projects are designed to improve the community while teaching the participants important career and job skills.

group of teen agers talking


Threshold Learning Center (TLC), works with young adults working towards their high school equivalency diploma. Our TLC program accepts students aged 17 to 25, who are no longer enrolled in a traditional school setting. Classroom offerings are flexible and placement assessments are offered on-site. TLC also offers supplemental services from job readiness training, search, and placement, paid internships, financial literacy, and leadership opportunities.

Threshold Learning Center offers great benefits for youth aged, 17 – 25*, seeking structured educational and workforce development opportunities. Eligible out of school youth may receive Individual Technical grant opportunities, an incentive, support services, and transportation allowance for working towards their goals with support from an engaged Navigator. For more information about Threshold Learning Center, visit our FAQ.

*out of school is defined by a student with or without a high school diploma or equivalency