Programs for Children & Youth

October 13, 2017

A message from Kimberly M. Goff-Crews

To the Yale Community:  

Members of the Yale community create, organize, and run an extraordinary array of programs for children and youth. Some of these programs are university initiatives, but many are created by dedicated volunteers using their own time and effort to share their intellectual interests, their athletic abilities, and their artistic talents with young people. The university believes that these programs promote Yale’s educational mission and reflect its commitment to the local community, and it wishes to ensure that these programs have the support necessary to thrive and expand. At the same time, for the protection and peace of mind of everyone involved, we need to be sure that our programs meet reasonable health and safety standards.

I write to remind you that, with these goals in mind, the university has adopted policies and built a website that offers resources, guidelines, and training for faculty, staff, and students who work with young people. Yale has also established a Committee on Programs for Children and Youth that meets weekly to review, approve, and advise new and existing programs.

I ask everyone who is running or planning a program for children and youth to visit the website as soon as possible to register your program and to understand Yale’s policies. If you have any questions, you may contact the Committee on Programs for Children and Youth at

Thank you for contributing your time and effort in so many ways to so many young people.

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews
Secretary and Vice President for Student Life