1653 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205


About the Department

The Town of Colonie Youth Services Division works cooperatively with the local community to coordinate, plan and develop programs and services that enhance and further develop the lives of our young people.

The Youth Services Division acts as a resource to young people, families, the North and South Colonie School Districts, CBA and to the community in general. We offer a number of programs and services which include:

Red Cross Babysitting Courses
Students In Local Government Day
Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Services Division also provides assistance in the planning and implementation of various Town events such as the Annual Easter Party and the Halloween Party.




Programs and Services


Student in Local
Government Day
Colonie high school students shadow T.O.C. Departments to learn how local government works. Publicity through local schools.
Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of the month, October through May. Click here for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where should I go to obtain working papers?

A. Working papers are only issued through your local high school.

Q. What is the current minimum wage?

A. The current minimum wage is $9.00 per hour.

Q. Do I need to take the Red Cross Babysitting Course in order to babysit?

A. Although the Red Cross Babysitting Course is highly recommended for babysitters, it is not a requirement.

Q. May I use the fields behind the Community Center facility to hold a sports practice?

A. The fields behind the Colonie Community Center are available for use by sports teams or organizations, as long as prior approval is received from the Town Attorney's Office.

Q. Is it possible to rent a room in the Community Center facility for meetings or activities that require a long-term or continuous commitment?

A. Yes. Various groups rent available space in the facility for meetings or sports activities throughout the year.

Contact Information

Youth Services
Phone (518) 456-2135
Fax (518) 456-8564

Hours of Operation

Office Hours: Monday Friday 8:30a.m. 4:30p.m.

Building Hours:
Monday Friday: 7:00a.m. 10:00p.m.

Facility Use - 1653 Central Avenue

The building located at 1653 Central Avenue has several rooms, one lounge, auditorium, gym and outside field for Youth Services Division and community use. Fees are charged based on the number of rooms and amount of time requested. In certain situations fees are not charged based on the nature of the organization and the purpose for which space is being requested.

Related Links

New York State Association of Youth Bureaus

Colonie Youth Center

Act for Youth

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families

Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council

New York State Department of Labor