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Our 20th Derby is scheduled for 7:30pm on Friday, July 20, 2018
after the Town concert on the canal in the Village of Pittsford.


More than ever, we need your help to make this event as successful as possible! The valuable support of our community partners has allowed us to continue this very popular family-oriented event for 20 years! We hope that you will consider sponsoring at the Commander or Admiral Level.


ADMIRAL: $1500+

This amount provides bereavement therapy to a family in distress due to the loss of a loved one.
You receive these premiums:
  • - Corporate Team Tickets for 30 Racing Ducks
  • - Premier location of logo on FRONT of event T-Shirt
  • - Premier signage location at the event
  • - Advertised as a Presenting Sponsor in all marketing materials


This amount enables PYS to run peer groups of children addressing critical issues such as anxiety, emotional disabilities, divorce/separation, and mental illness.
You receive these premiums:
  • - Corporate Team Tickets for 20 Racing Ducks
  • - Prime location of logo on event T-Shirt
  • - Prime signage location at the event
  • - Advertised as a Prime Sponsor in all marketing materials


Sends two children to Camp Heartstrings in July at no cost to the families.
You receive these premiums:
  • - Corporate Team Tickets for 10 Racing Ducks
  • - Main location of logo on event T-Shirt
  • - Main signage at the event
  • - Advertised as a Main Sponsor in all marketing materials


Provides 6 counseling sessions for a child in need of social work services.
You receive these premiums:
  • - Listing on event T-Shirt
  • - Signage at the event
  • - Advertised as a Sponsor in all marketing materials

For information on how to become a sponsor please click here.

Village Referendum on March 20th at the Village Hall, 21 North Main St.

Vote "YES" for the Duck Drop!

Hello Village Neighbors! On the ballot there is a proposed local ordinance that would allow charitable organizations to run games of chance in the Village. Pittsford Youth Services has been running the Duck Drop Derby for the past 20 years, but was recently informed by the State Gaming Commission that the Village needs to pass a law allowing what is deemed a "game of chance." Please encourage your neighbors in the Village to support the proposed ordinance so that we can continue our work on behalf of the youth and families of Pittsford.

Thank you for your support!


From March 12-31, Amazon will triple the donation rate to 1.5% on your first eligible purchase!

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Make it PYS!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you are prompted to select a charitable organization. Enter Pittsford Youth Services in the search box.

Camp Heartstrings Camp Dreams

A free three-day summer bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one and are struggling with that loss.

If you'd like to make an online donation, please click the Donate button below. You will then be directed to the PayPal secure website where you can enter your donation amount and complete your credit card transaction.



For more information about our camp click here.


Teens Helping others feel Renewed Inspired Valued & Empowered

Saturday, April 28th @ Calkins Road Middle School

A free one-day series, for students in grades 8 thru 12, of informative group sessions focusing on social/emotional/mental health issues of importance to teens.

1st Session: So Why Am I So Stressed Out?
2nd Session: Our Kids Don’t Have Problems
3rd Session: So What Do You Do When Life Sucks?

For more information, click HERE.

To register, click HERE.


Suicide: The Ripple Effect

For more information go to www.suicidetherippleeffect.com

GirlUp Club and Upstate NY Coalition Leadership Summit

Saturday, March 24th @ Pittsford Mendon High School

Join girls from all around Upstate New York for the second annual Leadership Summit. Last year, there were over 200 attendees ranging from ages seven to nineteen who participated in workshops and engaged with speakers from around Upstate New York.

This year there is an incredible line up of women and girls from across New York and the United States coming to speak on panels and host workshops. The goal is to help attendees sharpen their leadership skills, and ultimately, show attendees that they are the generation of leaders that we have been waiting for.

For more information go to upstatenygirlup.wixsite.com/2018.



Pittsford Youth Services, Inc. (PYS) is dedicated to providing youth and their families with confidential, professional and affordable social work services in the schools and Pittsford community. PYS strives to enhance social and emotional well-being through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and informational services.


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