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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.

Youth Services
Friday Night Live



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.

For more information contact Stephen at 209-257-1980 ext. 115 or

Youth Empowerment



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.

For more information contact Stephen at 209-257-1980 ext. 115 or

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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.

For more information contact Stephen at 209-257-1980 ext. 115 or

Anger Management



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. ​


For more information contact Katie at 209-257-1980 ext. 123 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, Amador County Probation Department, and community donations.