The Department of Youth Services is mandated to coordinate service delivery for youth in a timely manner and with a right approach. The department envisions collaboration and cooperation with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, religious institutions, civil society and the international community – to ensure that Belizean young people are provided the opportunities which they need today to be the leaders and responsible adults of tomorrow. The department seeks to establish a network of service providers for youth that have previously been offered in a scattered manner. This ought to have a significant impact in catering to the needs of youth with special needs, especially to youth who are at risk. An important component to this strategy is youth governance and participation. This component is oriented towards having youth issues become part of the national governmental agenda through youth participation, in such a way that through social mobilization there is a nationwide focus on youth and youth issues. The Department of Youth Services promotes the ideals deemed most appropriate for the positive and full development of Belize’s young people. The programs of this department are comprehensive and are dedicated to guiding, supporting and uplifting Belize’s young people; recognizing and respecting them as nation builders of tomorrow as well as some of today’s community and national leaders. In addition, the department forms a part of the macro- strategy for poverty elimination with special focus on youth in the urban areas and seeks to aid in the reduction of at- risk factors such as poverty and violence among the youth population. The Department of Youth Services aim to more coherently link the range of existing efforts- complemented by a number of new measures to address gaps in existing services – to ensure that those endeavors are better coordinated, better targeted, better understood, and better utilized. In addition, provide more access, more relevance, more opportunities, and more hope to our youth.
The Northern Region offices are located in Corozal And Orange Walk.
The Central region Consist of the 3 Offices located within Belize City and also the Office located in San Pedro.
The Western Region offices are located Within the Cayo District: Belmopan, Santa Elena and Benque
The Southern Region offices are located in Punta Gorda and Dangriga Town.