The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau's mission is to promote positive, engaging opportunities for youth by raising community awareness of and building financial support for the services and programs of the Ithaca Youth Bureau.
The Cass Park Campaign is a capital campaign to encourage community support for enclosing the 47 year old arena. The City of Ithaca invested in the 2016 roof and ceiling renovation, and energy-efficient lighting. The glass enclosure could be built as soon as 2020 if the community participates by making gifts to the project through Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau.
FIYB, also known as "Friends", promotes and raises private support for the Ithaca Youth Bureau by developing donor campaigns, planning and implementing special events, forging new partnerships and strengthening existing ones, and otherwise engaging in activities that support the Ithaca Youth Bureau's capacity to serve the community.