Our mission is to provide programs and services enabling all young people to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.
The Youth Commission is a private, nonprofit corporation serving the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1972 and operating after school childcare programs since 1986. We provide safe, convenient and affordable care for children ages 5 to 12; an important need throughout the elementary years. We know that flexible childcare can be hard to find and transportation even more difficult to arrange.
In cooperation with local school districts, the Youth Commission offers the convenience of programs at several elementary schools, along with the Fargo Youth Center, Youth Center at Rose Creek and the Moorhead Youth Center.
Our philosophy is to provide opportunities for each child to utilize styles through structured play, hands-on experience, natural discovery and community activities. The working principle of the Youth Commission is to create an environment of choices that promotes healthy decision-making skills and increases self-esteem. Our goal is to create a climate of safety, warmth and acceptance for every child.
Our programs are extremely affordable and scholarship assistance is available. Programming is open Monday-Friday from 6:45am-6:00pm.
Our youth development staff are enthusiastic and full of ideas that will delight your child. A large majority of our Site Supervisors and Youth Workers are college students majoring in fields such as education or child development. All of our staff members are thoroughly screened and highly trained. Among the training requirements are First Aid and CPR certification and age appropriate child management techniques.
To provide safe, convenient and affordable care to families with school-age children in order to reduce the incident of children being left alone in their neighborhoods.
To provide services that will increase children’s ability to be safe in their communities and their homes.
To provide services that will give youth opportunities to build self-care, self-esteem and decision-making skills with the support of caring adults.
Youth Center Locations
Fargo Youth Center
2500 18th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
Youth Center at Rose Creek
4809 University Drive South
Fargo, ND 58104
Moorhead Youth Center
215 10th Street North
Moorhead, MN 56560