Back To School Rally 2018-Rock The Block

Citywide Back to School Rally

Waterbury Youth Services Seeks Backpack and School Supply Donations

Waterbury Youth Services' 21st Annual Back To School Rally will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Library Park on Grand Street from 12:00pm-3pm. We are anticipating that over 2,000 people will attend and are currently seeking corporate and individual sponsors to purchase enough backpacks and school supplies for the event.

More than 40 community agencies will be present at the rally to show families the numerous after-school programs and resources available to Waterbury students.


Back To School Rally 2018-School supplies

The goal of this rally is to bring the community together to enrich the educational experience of Waterbury students by:

Giving them the school supplies needed to succeed on the first day of school

Showing families the numerous after-school programs available throughout the Waterbury area

Providing vital information on healthcare support and community resources

Relieving some of the financial burden parents face when children return to school

This citywide Back to School Rally is a partnership of Waterbury Youth Services Inc., Waterbury Department of Education, the Mayor’s Office, 40 additional community partners and is supported by Connecticut Community Foundation.


The Rally is FREE and open to all Waterbury school children and their families.


If you or your company would like to donate or help with a donation drive, contact Oliva Dudley at 203-573-0264 x318.