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Helping Chautauqua County Youth to Flourish

Our unique blend of programs available to all youth in Chautauqua County meets them where they are, providing the academic, athletic, mentoring, and social emotional supports they need. Sign your kid up today!

Youth Track and Field Development
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Mentor One Child. Change Two Lives

Our evidence-based Mentoring program has made a difference to the lives of hundreds of Chautauqua County youth. Volunteer with us, and help youth flourish in your community!

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Keeping Youth On Track!

Our On-Track Tutoring Program provides in-person and online tutoring support to youth K-12 across Chautauqua County of all levels and abilities. Sign up, and keep your kid on track!

Tutor aids student during On-Track Tutoring at Chautauqua Striders
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Finish Strong

Striders started as a track club in 1979, and still provides youth track development programs, and race opportunities for runners of all ages.

Student athletes pose for photo during youth track and field development program
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Striders Events

There are many ways to get involved with the Striders mission. Check out our event calendar for all that’s going on!

Winter 5K
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Be a Striders Tutor

Striders provides tutoring services to students in multiple locations in person in Jamestown and Dunkirk, and online across the county. Contact us if you’d like to help Chautauqua County youth suceed!

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Are you passionate about making a difference in our community?

Consider becoming a mentor with Chautauqua Striders.

What We Do


In person and online tutoring, enrichment activities, and workshops for youth K-12. Tutoring available in North and South County.


Development and wellness programming helping youth to Finish Strong.


Mentor One Child. Change Two Lives. Our volunteer mentors make a positive difference to the lives of Chautauqua County Youth.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Our Social Emotional Learning Facilitators lead weekly small group sessions focused on giving participants the skills to have a positive school experience.

Our Funders

Chautauqua Striders in Numbers

Over 1,000

Youth Served a Year


Districts Served


of students improved grades


of student social-emotional improvement

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“You Do it All!”

You are fantastic at building kids up to believe in their own full potential!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Nothing Short of Amazing”

My son’s grades have improved dramatically thanks to his Striders Tutor.

Bryan – Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Thank you for all that you do!”

I love my mentor so much and I’m glad to have her as a friend and mentor.

K. Sorensen – Mentee