Building on the Strengths of the Family

CGS FSO
CGS FSO
CGS FSO
CGS FSO

Youth Partnership

We Promote Diversity


About us

Youth Partnership works with youth ages 13 – 21 who have been involved with the mental health, juvenile justice, or child welfare system. We plan activities, teach them appropriate ways to socialize and involve them in the community.

New Jersey Youth Partnerships began in 2002 with the first group being formed in Burlington County. The original youth involved in the planning process had a common theme: “to eliminate stigma” and stop the isolation youth so often feel and reach out to others. The goal was to provide a safe, youth friendly environment and advocate for youth with mental health concerns.

What’s in it for you?

Education, Advocacy, Resources, Positive Social Interactions, Life Skills, Friendships and so much more… What are you waiting for? Locate your FSO in your community and sign up to be in the Youth Partnership.


Support Group of the CGS Family Support Organization

A place to be you!

“Giving youth an outlet to charge their life” –Devin Holland-


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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

Frequently asked questions:


  • How do I join the Youth Partnership?

Locate your Family Support Organization in your county and ask to speak with the Youth Coach.

  • Are group discussions confidential?

Yes, all topics discussed during our group meeting remains private.

  • Does YP provide transportation?

It depends on what county you live in, you would need to discuss that with your Youth Coach.

  • What can I expect out of the group?

To make new friends, independence and knowledge of appropriate social skills and make memories.

  • What happens at the meetings?

A light meal is served, we do a group activity which may consist of planning an event, such as a youth conference, community or volunteer work or have a group discussion about issues the youth may be experiencing.

  • How do I know if Youth Partnership is for me?

You won’t know until you try it. It’s not for everyone but I would sugget going into it with an open mind and ask yourself, what can I do to make this group better, to help my community and to help myself?