Youth Development Coalition of Lincoln County

Our Mission:

       ~ensure that great youth programs are

          available to kids throughout the County

         ~promote quality standards and the use of best

          practices in afterschool and youth service   


        ~avoid duplication and fill gaps by planning

          together and sharing information and


        ~support programming for local youth

           through grants and fundraising

        ~advocate for kids - act as a unified and

           consistent voice for afterschool and other

           youth and family services

Our Countywide Goal:

Create an culture of inclusive, innovative connections for youth of Lincoln County.



Our Members include youth-serving local nonprofits, city parks and recreation departments, county agencies and organizations that provide direct youth services.



Current List of Active Members Includes:

         ~Innovative Concepts for Families of Lincoln County 

       Oceanspray Family Centers in Newport and Toledo

         ~B'nai B'rith Camp in Lincoln City

         ~Lincoln County School District's

                HELP Centers in Newport, Toledo, Waldport,

                and Lincoln City

~ Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians - Siletz

                 Education Department offers  Summer Reading & Family Literacy Nights 

         ~21st Century Afterschool Program - LCSD
 Sites in Siletz, Toledo Elementary, Taft, Sam Case, and Crestview Schools
         ~ Salvation Army - Newport
         ~ Newport Parks & Recreation Dept -
          Afterschool, non-school days, summers & youth sports
Associate Organization Members Includes:
            Yachats Youth & Families Activities Program - 
                 preschool & afterschool
    Neighbors for Kids "Kids Zone" - Depoe Bay
            4-H Programs - OSU Extension - countywide clubs 
            PAADA - youth leadership and youth conflict resolution program
            Visual Arts Center - Newport - arts programs for youth
            Seashore Literacy - Waldport - afterschool tutoring
    Apple Tree - afterschool STEM and art programs

The Youth Development Coalition shares our experience with other Oregon emerging youth coalitions.  YDC has been a presenter at Oregon ASK Conference 2013 and Mayoral Summit held in Florence, OR in 2013.  Members of YDC are available for speaking engagements regarding youth program collaboration and collective impact process. 

To Join YDC, please contact us at