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The Nexus Youth Services Department provides a wide variety of programs and activities that promote good health and well-being, positive leadership skills, and effective substance abuse prevention. The Nexus youth team works closely with other local service providers and partners to offer meaningful services and support for young people in our community.

Friday Night Live Program

Friday Night Live (FNL) is a youth leadership program with active chapters at school campuses and other locations in Amador County. FNL builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development.  FNL activities include drug and alcohol prevention, problem gambling awareness, teen tobacco use & traffic safety. 


Contact Nadine at 209-257-1980  extension 102, or

Youth Empowerment Project

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) staff provide the Project SUCCESS program on school campuses.  Project SUCCESS teaches and supports social competency skills such as positive communication and decision-making, stress and anger management, drug and alcohol prevention, problem-

solving, and resisting peer pressure.  

Contact Lori at 209-257-1980 extension 107 or

180° You-Turn


The 180° You-Turn program provides comprehensive services for at-risk young people living in Amador County. 


Referred youth participate in weekly group meetings, attend monthly field trips, and work closely with an assigned mentor. 

Contact Stephen at 209-257-1980 extension 115, or

Independent Living Program

Independent Living Program (ILP) staff provide life skills instruction and case management services for youth in foster care, non-minor dependents, and emancipated youth.

Referred youth participate in a range of activities, classes, and field trips.  

Contact Naomi at 209-257-1980 extension 113, or

Child and Youth Advocacy Program

The XY Child & Youth Advocacy staff and volunteers provide information & referral, assistance obtaining community resources, advocacy, mentoring, and peer leadership development for child victims of parental chemical substance abuse.


Contact Stephen at 209-257-1980 extension 115, or

Services are made possible through funding provided by the Mental Health Services Act, Amador County Behavioral Health, Amador County Department of Social Services, Amador County Unified School District, the Amador County Probation Department, and community donations.  Funding for XY Youth Advocacy services is made possible through the United States Department of Justice
Victims of Crime Act, 2019-V2-GX-0029 and 2019-V2-GX-0053.

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