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 Briana Persley at, or call (859) 280-8003.  For more information about Gainesway NYC, contact Trace Williams at, or call (859) 280-8006. 

 Cardinal Valley:

Cardinal Valley NYC meets every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Village Branch Library.


Gainesway NYC meets every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; at the Gainesway Community Center,

Neighborhood Youth Council Resource Guide

Police Immersion Program

In 2016, Officer Jones had vision to connect our youth with police officers to bridge the gap between them, so he created the Police Immersion Program.  Students from our Cardinal Valley and Gainesway Neighborhood Youth Council’s participate in this annual program each spring semester of school.  It runs from January through April.

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