Office on Youth


The Office on Youth fosters the passion and dreams of Suffolk youth by promoting a quality and accessible system to address the needs of youth and families of the City of Suffolk. We work to achieve healthy, safe and nurturing communities through collaborative partnerships, education, advocacy, public policy, and the maximization of community initiatives and resources.


The overall mission of the Office on Youth is to be a key leader of positive change for Suffolk's youth by promoting a safe educational and cultural environment for youth to build lasting, nurturing relationships while developing competence, confidence, and character in young adults.

Suffolk Office on Youth

Youth Advisory Council

The Suffolk Office on Youth is currently accepting membership applications for the Suffolk Youth Advisory Council for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Suffolk Youth Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss issues that directly affect the youth of Suffolk and offers recommendations to help implement change. The SYAC is open to students in the 7th through 12th grades. The SYAC plans activities and events for youth to participate in to raise awareness of issues faced by youth in Suffolk. For more information, you can also contact Rickeda Fofana via email or at 757-514-4503.

To apply, please download the Youth Advisory Council application packet (PDF).