The Coatesville Youth Initiative is an independent non-profit organization committed to training youth leaders, enhancing family relationships, building community collaboration, and encouraging prevention education.

We’re looking for passionate presenters for the 2017 CYC!

As part of our commitment to developing youth leaders, the Coatesville Youth Initiative is pleased to announce our Second Annual Coatesville Youth Conference (CYC) will be Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Hosted on the Coatesville Area High School Campus for 300 students in grades 6-12, the day will offer inspirational programming and workshops for Chester County youth. The 2017 Conference […]

It takes a village!

The timeless African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is an Igbo and Yoruba saying that exists in many different African languages. This proverb is so widely used in Africa that there are equivalent statements in most languages, including “One knee does not bring up a child” in Sukuma and “One hand […]

Game Changers Youth Council Meeting

April 25, 2017
5:00 pm

Please Join Us! The Game Changers Youth Council is a group of middle and high school students residing in or attending Coatesville Area School District schools (CASD) who are inspired and poised to carry our community toward a positive future. The group meets every other Tuesday during the academic year. Open to middle and high school students who […]

Game Changers Youth Council Panel Discussion: The Daily Struggles of a Teen

May 9, 2017
5-7 pm

The Coatesville Youth Initiative Game Changers Youth Council will host its first youth-led panel discussion. Topics will center around the everyday challenges that teenagers encounter.  This is an opportunity for teens (grades 9-12 please) to express themselves in a youth-friendly environment. We hope you will join us! Food and Beverages will be provided.  Preregistration is required – […]

2017 Brandywine Watershed Discovery Day Camp

July 10, 2017 – July 14, 2017

The 2017 Camp will operate July 10-14 and is open to students who will be in grades 4-6 (in the 2017/18 school year) and who reside in the Coatesville Area School District. The camp fee is $75.00 per student and runs Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Please note that the […]