The Dedham Youth Commission:
Is dedicated to providing educational, socioemotional, recreational and health programs and services to the young people of Dedham.
Provides support, information and direction to youth on issues such as family, social, peer, stress, loss, alcohol, drug and other teens related concerns.
Offers a referral service for youth related situations.
The Youth Commission offers individual and group counseling to youth and their families. We provide a professional and confidential clinical and programmatic service. Our staff provides support, information and direction to youth on issues such as family, social, peer, stress, loss, alcohol, drug and other teens related concerns.
The Youth Commission provides a job referral service for teenagers in the Town of Dedham between the ages of 13 and 19. If you are a teen looking for work, please stop by the Youth Commission office for the latest postings and application. We also provide paid summer internships for teens through our annual Jog for Jobs event.
The DYC develops and offers numerous Community Service projects throughout the year. We also volunteer with youth at numerous community events. Some of these events include:
- 4CS for Kids Day
- Dedham Dancing with The Stars
- Party in Pink Zumba Day -Relay for Life
- National Night Out
- Meals on Wheels
- Dedham Food Pantry
- Ride for Food
- Solid Body Fitness/Cops for Cancer Benefit
- Harvesting Seeds of Hope
- Trunk or Treat
- Dedham Community House Fall Fair
- Parks & Recreation Dedham Day
Please contact the DYC regarding current Community Service opportunities
Board and Committee Work
The Youth Commission works together with the Youth Commission Board, which provides feedback, ideas and support to the department's staff. All members have extensive youth related experience, which helps serve the needs of the youth and families in Dedham. Board members often volunteer at community events and Youth Commission related programs.
When to Contact us
Youth, families and residents are encouraged to contact us anytime in regards to youth or family related issues or concerns, such as:
- Individual or family counseling
- After school and summer programs
- Community Service Opportunities
- Internship Opportunities
- Gift giving program (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
- Workshops and activities