Joint Youth Commission - Boynton; Rural Youth Services

Cooking class at Boynton Middle School, through RYS JYC program

Joint Youth Commission

Serving youth in the Town of Caroline, Town of Ithaca, Villages of Cayuga Heights & Lansing

In 2014, the Town of Caroline, Town of Ithaca and the Villages of Cayuga Heights and Lansing (JYC) joined together to form the new expanded Joint Youth Commission (JYC) to offer programs year-round for youth who live in these communities.

Programs are offered after school and during school breaks and the summer. 

These programs are open to youth aged 10 and up, and will follow CDC and NYS COVID guidelines

Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee your youth a spot in programs. Group sizes are limited, and in order to give all youth an opportunity to attend, early registration may not ensure participation. You will be notified by Beth Bannister which programs your youth can attend.

Mondays at Brooktondale Community Center

1/24-2/28 3pm-6pm

Join other youth for various activities including outdoor time (whenever possible) arts and crafts, building, carpentry, board games and more. Youth grades 5 and up are invited to bring your ideas and creatitivity!

Tuesdays at Dewitt Middle School

1/18-6/14 3:30-5:30pm

Join new and experienced youth in not only games of Magic, but art, crafts, deck-building and other Magic related activities! Cards are available to use, so you do not need decks or knowledge--we will teach you! Open to Dewitt Middle School Students.

Wednesdays at South Hill Business Park

1/19-3/16 3pm-6pm

Meet at the South Hill Business Park for games, crafts, art, wood-working, carving, and some outside time. Some basic outdoor cooking is possible as well if there is interest. The 5-6pm time is for youth who want to get more involved in intricate or advanced skill crafts. For youth grades 5 and up.

Register here:


Beth Bannister
Joint Youth Commission Program Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 137 (Voicemail 229)

Last updated January 13, 2022