Community Support

CAPteens - Youth Development


CAPTAIN CHS has believed in youth volunteerism since its inception. Our CAPteen Program is a youth-driven, youth development program aimed at involving local teens in community service, philanthropy, and helping those in need. High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to become CAPteens based on an application and interview process. They commit to 30 hours of volunteer service and participate in an extensive and ongoing training process to develop the skills needed to staff the Teen Talk and Homework Help phone lines, mentor students, and grow as leaders. CAPteens serves as an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate a commitment to community service while building a resume for life.

CAPteens has had over 1,500 high school members since the program began in 1987, promoting positive development, leadership, self-esteem, character building, and citizenship, and opportunities to design and implement, with adult guidance, their own fundraising activities and a broad base of community service opportunities, including:

  • Homework Help at Cheryl's Lodge Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights Mobile Home Community
  • R U Ok? TXT hotline
  • Teen Talk/Phone-a-Friend hotline
  • Winterfest activities
  • Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at a local senior living and memory care company
  • Help at Make-A-Wish Gala
  • Helping with promotional and fundraising events for CAPTAIN
  • Two-day retreat during late summer for training and team building
  • Serving as ambassadors for CAPTAIN Community Human Services

For more information, contact us at 518-371-1185 or download our brochure below.

R U Ok?

Have you ever been bullied or have a friend who has been bullied? Have you ever witnessed bullying?

We're sure you answered yes to one of these questions, and in all of these circumstances, it can be difficult to know what to do. R U OK has been designed to help in these situations and others.  

Regardless of the situation, if you are dealing with difficulty or are aware of someone who needs help,

Text R U OK to 518-300-4320!

You will be connected to an anonymous peer operator who is trained to help you receive real time, real solutions to real problems. You don't need to stay silent any longer, or worry about how to intervene. Just text 518-300-4320 and get the help you need.

R U OK is a service sponsored by CAPTAIN Community Human Services' CAPteens and All In One Wireless. It is available 7am into the evening each day school is in session.

Watch the R U OK video to learn more!

Community Education

CAPTAIN CHS provides community education workshops and learning activities on various relevant topics. Workshops are open to any interested community member. The workshops also serve as a means for CAPteens to participate in on-going educational activities to enhance their skill and knowledge level needed to effectively address teen topics and issues.

Click here to visit our calendar for upcoming events.