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