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.



Current List of Active Members Includes:

         ~Innovative Concepts for Families of

            Lincoln County at Oceanspray Family

               Centers - 3 in Newport, Toledo, Lincoln City,


         ~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 - Community-wide

Summer Reading & Family Literacy Nights 

         ~Community Services Consortium -

            Countywide Teen Education & Employment

         ~Partnership Against Alcohol & Drug Abuse

                PAADA - youth leadership & prevention programs

  •  ~Northwest Coastal Housing - 
  •          The Ridge Apartments - Lincoln City
         ~21st Century Afterschool Program - LCSD
 ~ Seashore Literacy Program - Waldport
         ~ Salvation Army - Newport
         ~ Partners for Youth - countywide programs/scholarships

Associate Organization Members Includes:
            Family Care Connections - childcare referral services
            Newport Parks & Recreation Dept - 
                 afterschool & youth sports
            Yachats Youth & Families Activities Program - 
                 preschool & afterschool
    Neighbors for Kids "Kids Zone" - Depoe Bay
            4-H Programs - OSU Extension - countywide clubs 
            Lincoln Co. Health Department Prevention Activities
            Visual Arts Center - Newport

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