Guiding youth to discover their unique talents and potential for success

– One Life at a Time

Providing Quality Programs & Services For Youth & Families

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Waterbury Youth Services empowers youth and families to develop the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community. For over 42 years, our caring, talented staff have been providing a range of innovative programs to youth from ages 4 to 24. On-going program evaluation ensures high quality services are delivered which meet ever-evolving community needs.

Working Together With The Community For A Brighter Future

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Waterbury Youth Services believes in strong communities and demonstrates this belief through our many local partnerships. We belong to many coalitions and provide leadership to several collaborations. Together, we have helped children stay in school, strengthened families, and made our communities safer. Together we can improve the lives of children and their families in Greater Waterbury.

Inviting You To Join Us In Making A Difference For Our Youth

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Experience one of life's greatest joys - the sharing of your time, talent and resources to invest in our future - our youth. Waterbury Youth Services offers many opportunities for you to get involved: become a mentor, volunteer, or make a donation that will help to support our programs. We have several "friend and fund" raisers throughout the year, we would love for you to join us.

Better CHOICES - Brighter FUTURES

Connecting Youth To Nature

Through Disney’s “Reverse The Decline, Increase the Time” initiative, youth at our Kiwanis Camp are learning about the magic of nature! Waterbury Youth Services is participating in the 2017 Disney 4-H Connecting Youth to Nature Grant. The grant gives youth the opportunity to increase the time they spend exploring the great outdoors. Through a series…

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A Summer FUNraiser

Enjoy some summer fun at the CT Science Center! You can buy discounted tickets from Waterbury Youth Services. Tickets are $16.95!!! They are available until August 25th!! Call Malton Edwards at 203-573-0264 for information or to order your tickets.

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United Way Day Of Action

Today is a very special day, United Way Day of Action. Thank you to Liberty Bank and Torrco, Inc., and to their very special staff who gave of their time and talents to help Waterbury Youth Services. The group painted our Youth Resource Room and our Computer Lab with bright beautiful colors. What a great…

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End Of The School Year Celebration

Waterbury Youth Services held our annual “End Of The Year Party” for our after-school programs. Our youth did a fantastic job presenting their projects and highlighting their accomplishments from the past year. We are so proud of all our youth!! After the presentations, awards were given out and everyone enjoyed a barbecue. What a great…

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Thank You Connecticut Community Foundation

We are very excited to have been awarded two grants from Connecticut Community Foundation! Our Child Abuse Interdisciplinary Team (CAIT) Program received $10,000 from the Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund and our Young Women’s Conference received $5,000 from the Women’s Issues Fund. Thank you Connecticut Community Foundation for your continued support. Together we can improve…

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Congratulations To Our 2017 POWER Graduates

Thirty-two participants in our POWER Program completed a comprehensive, twenty-six week professional home day care training program here at Waterbury Youth Services. A graduation ceremony was held to celebrate their success! The program assists participants in acquiring the skills and licenses to operate their own business or work in the area of childcare! Congratulation to…

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Celebrating Excellence In Youth

Parents, teachers and friends, along with Waterbury Youth Services’ staff and board members, came together to celebrate excellence in youth! These special young people were recognized for demonstrating outstanding character in one of our four “Character” categories: Citizenship, Community Service, Initiative & Leadership. Congratulations to all of the award recipients and a very special thank…

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Student Success Week

It is “Student Success Week” at Waterbury Youth Services! We are hosting a week of activity for the youth in our afterschool programs. Each day will have a theme: Keys To The City, Youth Advisory Board, Public Health Ambassador and College Preparation. What a great way for the youth to stay busy and have fun;…

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Thank You Ion Bank Foundation

We would like to thank the Ion Bank Foundation for awarding Waterbury Youth Services with a check for $1,000 for our Truancy Case Management Program. Last year this program helped 531 students who were chronically absent by providing case management services. These much needed services included assessment of student and family needs in relation to…

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National Safe Place Week 2017

Project Safe Place, an outreach network of Waterbury Youth Services is celebrating National Safe Place Week (NSP). NSP Week takes place March 19-25, 2017. This nationally recognized week highlights Safe Place, an outreach and prevention program which brings together businesses, organizations and volunteers to provide immediate help and safety for all young people. Unfortunately, youth…

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You Can Help Ensure A Brighter Future For Our Youth