WYSS & 4-H Banner

WYSS and our 4-H Youth & Families With Promise Mentoring Program have a new banner! The banner will be displayed in our reception area and at community events. We would like to thank UCONN's College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System for providing the funding for the banner.

CPR Training

Thank you to AHEC (Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center) for providing First Aid & CPR training for our staff!! It is great having AHEC as our neighbors and to be able to collaborate with them!!

The Waterbury SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) would like you to watch this short video from the Drug-Free Action Alliance and remind you not to be a party to underage drinking because it is against the law.


In the news and on the move in 2013-2014...

4H-Karate Program

Martial arts is offered to youth ages 10-14 through our 4-H Group Mentoring Program. Each week youth engage in Karate Classes, helping them develop inner discipline, self-confidence and respect. A special thank you to Beaudoin Academy of Martial Arts for volunteering their time and talent each week to teach our kids.

Intergenerational City Wide Clean Up

WYSS youth participated in the Second Annual Intergeneration City Wide Clean Up. They teamed up with Home to Home Foundation, Inc. to provide spring cleaning at local Nursing Homes and Senior Living Facilities for our cherished city residents.

YSB Day At The Capitol

On April 15, WYSS youth participated in the Annual YSB Day at the Capitol. Youth from YSB's across the State participated in a mini training on. " Youth Focused Mental Health First Aid." This experience gave youth a better understanding of mental health, the legislative process as well as seeing our state's history through fantastic exhibits!

Safe Place Community Fair

During 2013 National Safe Place week, WYSS staffed an information table at Naugatuck Valley Community College to highlight this important community resource. We distributed 70 spirit bands and 50 Text 4 Help cards with information on Safe Place and neighborhood locations. All promotional items were purchased through the generous funding of Thomaston Savings Bank. Through community outreach such as this, Safe Place has come to be increasingly recognized and utilized by Waterbury’s youth.


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