Neighborhood Youth Council empowers youth to take leadership and service roles in their community. Our mission is to Create, Advocate, Service, and Educate the community; through community development projects, promoting creativity, safe spaces, and raising awareness of social justice issues. NYC will work closely with other local youth organizations, neighborhood associations, and city government to increase the availability of positive programming for youth in the city. 

Partners for Youth has created two councils in the Cardinal Valley and Gainesway areas. Meetings are open to all Fayette County high school students. For more information about Cardinal Valley NYC contact Melinda Weathers at, or call (859) 258-3109.  For more information about Gainesway NYC, contact Trace Williams at, or call (859) 425-2098. 

Cardinal Valley:

Cardinal Valley NYC meets every other Tuesday from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Jesse Higginbotham Neighborhood Center in Valley Park.



Gainesway NYC meets every other Monday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; at the Tates Creek High School.




2018 Police Immersion Program

Students from the Gainesway and Cardinal Valley Neighborhood Youth Council’s participated in the police immersion program, created by Officer Jones who’s vision was to connect our youth with police officers and bridge the gap between them and our local law enforcement.

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