Closure of the Waimea Youth Service Center in May 2007, prompted numerous adolescent members of an existing Youth Advisory Council to take strategic action to consider a plan of sustainability. The focus was to coordinate continued services by forming a corporation which would continue a legacy to provide positive alternative activities. Youth members held a strong desire to create, plan and direct enrichments and educational opportunities of their interest to improve youth social development. The unique perspective to designed programs to meet the appeal of older youth is an incentive to build resiliency among at-risk youth. This strategic action will support building blocks to increase critical thinking skills, entrepreneurial interests and create workforce training while establishing intergenerational relationships between adolescents and adult mentors.