Amherst Youth Foundation

Amherst Youth Foundation Dedicated to supporting a broad range of programs to benefit the youth of Amherst, New York
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Amherst Youth Foundation Vision and Mission Statement VISION The Amherst Youth Foundation (AYF) is the premier fundraising organization, dedicated to supporting a broad and diverse range of programs to benefit the youth of Amherst, New York. To support this vision, the Foundation embraces the following values: Responsibility: Maintain the highest integrity and fiscal responsibility in the planning, execution, and ongoing management of Foundation activities. Partnership: Develop, reinforce and maintain productive collaborations and strong communications with our partner organization -- the Amherst Youth Board, local school districts, other community organizations, all levels of government, and the community at large. Commitment: Provide sustainable resources that create opportunities for the youth of Amherst to achieve high goals and grow as responsible, caring members of our community. Learning: Support programs that provide meaningful learning experiences for our youth. MISSION The Amherst Youth Foundation strives to realize its Vision through ongoing, dedicated commitment to: Raise funds and deliver needed resources Maintain and operate the Youth & Family Center Support the development of services for children and families.

Mission: The Amherst Youth Foundation (AYF) is dedicated to supporting a broad range of programs to benefit the youth of Amherst, New York. We are proud to serve the youth in our community. We maintain our facility in order to serve youth and families in our community - through both fundraising to support our youth and through ever expanding direct programs. If you agree that children are our most precious resource for the future and would like to help our efforts, please consider making a donation today! All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by Federal and State Tax Code (the Amherst Youth Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization).Thank You!

Thank you in advance!
12/05/2019
2019 ANNUAL APPEAL

Thank you in advance!

When you make a donation to the Amherst Youth Foundation you help us serve the children and families of Amherst. Your financial support helps us to serve our community in a variety of ways. From...

Coming next week! Give where you live at Spring It On!
03/13/2019

Coming next week! Give where you live at Spring It On!

Spring It On 2019 will be here before you know it! Learn more at www.springiton.org

02/25/2019
Amherst Youth & Recreation

Amherst Youth & Recreation

Due to the weather, the Amherst Youth & Recreation Department and the Northtown Center at Amherst will be closed until NOON on Monday, February 25th.

04/14/2018

We are asking that if you do come out tonight, please note that we are closing 30 minutes early and pick up will be at 9pm so our volunteers and staff can get safely home. Thank you!

04/14/2018

Tonight's Middle School is still going on. If the weather changes quickly, we will post messages here (twitter) and on our FB account. But we're keeping our fingers crossed that any ice either never shows up or shows up late into the night. Doors open at 7pm. Please DO NOT be early so we can evaluate the weather first. Thank you! Trust YOUR judgement!

11/01/2017

We're in the final rush of preparing for our big Meat Raffle on Saturday and once again, thank you to all of those who helped make it FULLY SOLD OUT!

It's not too late to sign up for a SPRING sport (ignore that whites stuff out there)!
04/07/2017

It's not too late to sign up for a SPRING sport (ignore that whites stuff out there)!

We are in extra innings right now at Amherst Girls Softball League for registration.

Our coaches are meeting this week to get their rosters, and practices traditionally start shortly after this meeting. If your daughter wants to play this year now is the time, don’t delay another day to register.

You can register online at www.amherstgirlssoftball.com

We are excited for our best year ever with amazing girls, new fields, dedicated coaches, and great memories in the making.

You did it! You helped us to be part of the biggest one-day Give-a-thon in the region! For participating in Spring It On...
03/16/2017

You did it! You helped us to be part of the biggest one-day Give-a-thon in the region! For participating in Spring It On, and on behalf of kids and families, THANK YOU!

03/07/2017

A little can go a long way when we get together and give together on March 14 for #springiton! Join the movement and help the Amherst Youth Foundation!

Are you ready for some chicken? And to win some baskets?! THIS SATURDAY 3pm to 7pm right at 5005 Sheridan Drive, William...
08/08/2016

Are you ready for some chicken? And to win some baskets?! THIS SATURDAY 3pm to 7pm right at 5005 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville NY 14221.

06/29/2016

Are you cleaning out your playroom this summer of old games that don't get played anymore? Or have some larger game room stuff? Our youth worker friends Sue and Laura are looking for donations. Middle School Camp kids are going to fix up those table games and donate to youth programs! Send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] if you have something they might be able to use!

06/20/2016

Did you get a lemonade this weekend during the Town-Wide Lemonade Day? If you built and staffed a stand, did you see the great yellow sling bags full of helpful information? Thank you to our community partners, such as The Eagle House Restaurant for helping at each step of the way with this soon to be annual project!

Come to the Irishman between 11am and 3pm tomorrow for refreshments by the Williamsville Afterschool kids, or come to 50...
06/17/2016

Come to the Irishman between 11am and 3pm tomorrow for refreshments by the Williamsville Afterschool kids, or come to 5005 Sheridan and have your car washed by young adults with the "Our Place" program!

04/04/2016

Are you ready to skip this snowy April and jump right to May? Well get your Superhero outfit ready for the May 7th Middle School Student Night then!

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/amherst-youth-foundation-to-sponsor-walk-for-melissa-chudy-20160126  Still a few ...
01/27/2016
Amherst Youth Foundation to sponsor walk for Melissa Chudy - The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/amherst-youth-foundation-to-sponsor-walk-for-melissa-chudy-20160126 Still a few days left to register online at www.amherstyouthfoundation.org!

The Amherst Youth Foundation will sponsor the 7th annual Walk for Melissa set for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Boulevard Mall.The event is in honor of Melissa Reed Chudy, who served as development director for the Amherst Youth Foundation. She died in 2006, following an 18-month battle with breast... - The…

Learn a bit about one of our featured programs for the community! http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2015-12-09/Lifestyles/M...
12/09/2015
Middle School Nights offer student interaction, fun activities

Learn a bit about one of our featured programs for the community! http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2015-12-09/Lifestyles/Middle_School_Nights_offer_student_interaction_fun.html

From a game of four square to arts and crafts and learning activities, Alan Laudico and Gina Nasca engage all types of students at Amherst Youth Foundation’s Middle School Nights. The event is held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. once a month, on a Saturday, at the Youth & Family Center, located at 5005 Sherida…

10/17/2015

Tonight's the night! Our 6th Annual Halloween Middle School Night! Doors open at 7pm. Bring ID. And parents.. DRIVE SLOWLY. The lot will be very full tonight! Thank you for your patience as we safely and carefully get a lot of middle schoolers into the building for BEST night in October!!

Looking to have some fun, check out the lastest issue of Buffalo Spree magazine and enjoy the wonderful atomsphere of Th...
10/14/2015

Looking to have some fun, check out the lastest issue of Buffalo Spree magazine and enjoy the wonderful atomsphere of The Eagle House Restaurant? Then join us on Tuesday, October 20th for a delightful happy hour at the Eagle House!

Watch the very early Bills game in the morning, and then leave the dinner cooking to us.. and wear your lucky socks to w...
10/08/2015

Watch the very early Bills game in the morning, and then leave the dinner cooking to us.. and wear your lucky socks to win some GREAT baskets! Sunday October 25th, 3pm to 7pm!

09/24/2015

Our staff keeps talking about lego.. lego lego lego.. is it Saturday yet and time for our month free Middle School Night!?

AYF Annual Golf Classic
07/21/2015
AYF Annual Golf Classic

AYF Annual Golf Classic

Our 2015 Golf Classic is MONDAY, JULY 27th at the Links at Ivy Ridge! Call 633-6773 for information on playing, registering a foursome, for donating auction prizes, becoming an event sponsor or a...

07/15/2015

Happy Amazon #PrimeDay! Shop on Amazon today for great deals. Use this link to enter the website and a portion of the sales will be given to the Amherst Youth Foundation at no cost to you!

Have you heard about the latest free family entertainment Rotary made possible as explained by Guy Marlette? Way to go R...
07/01/2015
Rotary club funds outdoor movie nights | www.amherstbee.com | The Amherst Bee

Have you heard about the latest free family entertainment Rotary made possible as explained by Guy Marlette? Way to go Rotary!

Beginning this month, families can bring blankets and snacks to enjoy outdoor movies on an inflatable screen at area community centers.

05/11/2015

Did you know our Middle School Student Nights are on Instagram? Check us out at ayf_middle_school_night !

04/20/2015

What a crazy busy weekend! Our 11th Annual Gala was Friday night, and our April Middle School Student Night was Saturday! Pictures for both events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/amherstyouthfoundation - and right now, we're going for some strong coffee!

Join in the United Way and 194 local charities to SPRING IT ON today! We're working towards some special goals for our M...
03/19/2015
Amherst Youth's fundraising page for Spring It On

Join in the United Way and 194 local charities to SPRING IT ON today! We're working towards some special goals for our Middle School Night Events... join in the excitement and go to our page at https://www.springiton.org/fundraise?fcid=409342 Happy Spring! #Springiton2015

Our monthly Middle School Student Events feature something for every tween/teen out there... sports, contests, quizzes, crazy costume themes, socializing, video games and even a dance floor! On of the most labor-intensive parts of the evening

March 2015 Middle School Student Night - photo courtesy of Gina Nasca.
03/16/2015

March 2015 Middle School Student Night - photo courtesy of Gina Nasca.

Four days to SPRING IT ON! We're pretty excited for this Thursday - will you be joining us to SPRING IT ON and support y...
03/16/2015
Amherst Youth's fundraising page for Spring It On

Four days to SPRING IT ON! We're pretty excited for this Thursday - will you be joining us to SPRING IT ON and support your favorite local charities during this one day, special fundraising event? Go to https://www.springiton.org/amherstyouth to support our MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT NIGHTS! And thank you!

Our monthly Middle School Student Events feature something for every tween/teen out there... sports, contests, quizzes, crazy costume themes, socializing, video games and even a dance floor! On of the most labor-intensive parts of the evening

Boulevard Mall
01/22/2015

Boulevard Mall

Help fight the war against cancer and join us for the annual Walk for Melissa! The walk takes place on Sunday, January 25th at 6pm. Check-in begins at 5pm in the Sears Court. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, Jan. 25th!
12/29/2014
Walk for Melissa 2015

Sunday, Jan. 25th!

It's time for the 6th Annual WALK FOR MELISSA! This year, we will meet outside of the Sears Stores at the Boulevard Mall! See flyer below for registration details and see you soon at this community...

Photo courtesy of Martin Camacho Photography.
12/05/2014

Photo courtesy of Martin Camacho Photography.

12/05/2014

Slight change of plans for our December Free Middle School Student Night tomorrow... Oogie Games is having major truck issues and has to reschedule being with us. Everything else is still going on full strength but the retro gaming in the coffeehouse will not be happening tomorrow. Everything else CYBER WORLD is still in effect, with a costume contest and other games, crafts and DJ corner! And don't worry, our friends at Oogie Games will be back for another event! See you tomorrow, December 6th, at 7pm! 5005 Sheridan Drive, 14221!

Did you see our ad in this week's Bee? Come and shop tomorrow! 10am to 4pm! Lots of really intriguing vendors!
11/07/2014

Did you see our ad in this week's Bee? Come and shop tomorrow! 10am to 4pm! Lots of really intriguing vendors!

11/04/2014

Get out today and VOTE! And then on Saturday, come to 5005 Sheridan Drive, 14221 from 10am to 4pm and get yourself some crafts or win a door prize! See you at our Arts & Craft Show this Saturday, November 8th!

One week from Saturday! Come and shop while your kids enjoy face painting!
10/29/2014

One week from Saturday! Come and shop while your kids enjoy face painting!

Ready to serve you a hot breakfast today! Our Basket Raffle goes to 1pm! Come down and win a basket!
10/26/2014

Ready to serve you a hot breakfast today! Our Basket Raffle goes to 1pm! Come down and win a basket!

Address

5005 Sheridan Dr
Williamsville, NY
14221

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(716) 633-6773

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