CFYCD After School Program

The Center For Youth and Community Development (CFYCD) offers FREE academic afterschool programs onsite for students in grades K-12 throughout Adams County and outlying areas.  Our staff work with school personnel to reinforce school day lessons, while providing homework help, tutoring, and academic enrichment activities.

Strengthening Families Program 10-14

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 (SFP) for parents and youth (age 10-14) is one of the very best of its kind in the country. It is recognized as a scientifically proven effective program by many national agencies, such as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, the US Department of Education, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Strengthening Families Program 10-14 has also received global acclaim and has been recognized by a World Health Organization sponsored review by the Cochrane Collaboration as the best program available for substance use prevention.  The program allows parents to protect and empower their children through communication of family values, their standards regarding substance use, and their hopes for their child’s future.

Familias Fuertes

The Familias Fuertes Program is a Spanish language version of the Strengthening Families Program 10-14. 

Positive Action

Positive Action is being implemented after school at  sites in the Gettysburg Area School District.  Partners include: Respective Solutions Group, 21st Century Learning Program, Gettysburg Area School District and Center For Youth and Community Development.  

Functional Family Therapy Services

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a FREE short-term family-based prevention and intervention program for youth ages 11-18, who are at risk for and/or presenting with: substance abuse, delinquency, excessive school absenteeism (truancy), violence, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, or disruptive behavior disorder.  


FFT focuses on the family’s strengths to help build positive interactions within the family and community.  Qualified therapists deliver services in a non-threatening environment (such as the  home or community settings), and include as many members of the family in the sessions as appropriate.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Just a few hours a week can change a child's life. Currently looking for Big's and Little's in Adams County. Check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring program.

Incredible Years

In Adams County Hempfield Behavioral Health is implementing IYS for babies and toddlers, Dinosaur School (small groups for ages 4-8) and associated parent groups. 

Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is recognized as a model program in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and is a time-limited, intensive family intervention intended to stabilize the living arrangement, promote reunification, or prevent and reduce the use of out-of-home therapeutic resources. 


This community-based treatment addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile offenders, viewing individuals as being nested within a complex network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family, and extra familial (peer, school, neighborhood) factors.  Intervention may be necessary in any one or a combination of these systems.  MST serves both youth and their families.

Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority- Alternative Sports Park

The Gettysburg Alternative Sports Park (GASP), is an outdoor public facility for the practice of the alternative sports of BMX stunt riding, inline skating, and skateboarding. Gettysburg Alternative Sports Park (GASP) features all metal ramps and obstacles (including street) for every level of experience.

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P.O. Box 3576

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Collaborating For Youth

Tel: 717-338-0300

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