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 Gainesway and Cardinal Valley area. Meetings are open to all Fayette County high school students. For more information, contact 
Briana Persley at or call 258-3119.

Cardinal Valley:

Cardinal Valley NYC meets every other Thursday from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Village Branch Library Large Conference room. Meeting Dates



Gainesway NYC meets every other Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; at the Gainesway Community Center. The mentoring program meets the first Wednesday of the every month. Mentoring Project


Read more about The M&M Project: Neighborhood Youth Council Gainesway 


2017 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.

The Gainesway Neighborhood Youth Council M&M Project