East Stuart Youth Initiative

Youth Initiative participants group photo with officers

A holistic approach to meeting the needs of children and families.

Funding & Purpose

The East Stuart Youth Initiative is a grant-funded program through the Children's Services Council of Martin County, aiming to provide low-cost services to children and families residing within Martin County.

The City of Stuart Community Services Department is dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to take part in programs such as arts, sports and cultural diversity, that they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience. With the goal of increasing children's confidence and self-esteem, while decreasing anti-social behaviors and the occurrence of childhood obesity.

Youth Intervention Program

The Stuart Police Youth Intervention Program will provide interventions in the lives of those children most at risk for becoming involved in crime. Offering services such as individual and group counseling, gang prevention, and substance abuse prevention.

Alternative to out of School Suspension (ALTOSS) Program

Tykes and Teens, Inc. offering the ALTOSS Program providing middle and high school age students a safe learning environment when suspended by Martin County Schools.

Services Provided

  • After school recreational programs
  • Baby Think it Over
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dance Team
  • Day programs
  • Environmental awareness
  • Fine arts and photography
  • First Offender Diversion Program
  • Gang Prevention Program
  • Golf lessons
  • Group counseling
  • Health programs
  • Homework assistance
  • Individual counseling
  • Leadership clubs
  • Life skills training
  • Out of School Suspension Program
  • Passport to Manhood
  • Smart Girls
  • Smart Moves
  • Soccer
  • Social service referrals
  • Teen drug prevention
  • Track and field
  • Vocal lessons

Children Services Council of Martin CountySponsors & Collaborating Organizations