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Recent News & Highlights

A Glimpse into Our United Effort in Mental Health Training

By Katiana Smith | Jan 24, 2024

Our dedicated team at Waterbury Youth Services just completed the Adult Mental Health First Aid Course in collaboration with EdAdvance. This training session was held right at our agency, and we were thrilled to welcome representatives from Western CT Area Agency on Aging, Center for Human Development, Greater Waterbury Ymca, and more. This training is…

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Waterbury Youth Services Wins Prestigious CYSA Award for Program of the Year!

By Katiana Smith | Nov 3, 2023

It’s a proud moment for all of us here at Waterbury Youth Services as we celebrate being named the Connecticut Youth Services Association (CYSA) Award for Program of the Year. Receiving the CYSA Program of the Year award for our Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) program is more than an honor for us at Waterbury Youth Services—it’s…

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Celebrating A Summer Of Discovery: Our Summer Camp Recap

By Katiana Smith | Sep 27, 2023

Our recent summer camp was a lively blend of learning and play, bringing together 62 spirited youth for unforgettable experiences. Each day was an array of activities, shared laughter, and memories that will be cherished for years to come. Key to our success were the generous contributions from ESSER Funds, United Way Camperships, and the…

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Celebrating Service: A Day of Impact

By Katiana Smith | Sep 18, 2023

On September 7th, United Way’s annual Day of Caring highlighted the significant impact of community service. United Way’s Day of Caring, established in 1992, has always been a symbol of community strength and service. The team from Thomaston Savings Bank, consisting of Robert Frazee, Antonella Calabrese, Amber Pinette, and Patrick Quinn, dedicated their day to…

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26th Annual Back to School Rally: Another Year, Another Success!

By Katiana Smith | Aug 21, 2023

Waterbury Youth Services’ “Backpacks to Brilliance” theme was in full swing at the 26th Annual Back to School Rally on August 16 at Fulton Park. Our success was shaped by the collaborative spirit of our dedicated staff, the City of Waterbury, the Department of Education, our enthusiastic volunteers, 50 community allies, and our generous sponsors.…

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Announcing Our 26th Annual Back To School Rally

By Katiana Smith | Jul 12, 2023

Get ready to launch into the new academic year with Waterbury Youth Services’ 26th Annual Back to School Rally! Themed “Backpacks to Brilliance,” we’re joining hands with the City of Waterbury and the Waterbury Department of Education to transform Fulton Park into an epicenter of excitement and education on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, from 12pm…

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Uniting for Inclusion: Dominiqua and the All Inclusive Club Empower the School Community

By Katiana Smith | Jun 16, 2023

On May 31st, Waterbury Youth Services was a hub of insightful energy during the Juvenile Review Board (JRB) Victim Engagement Training. Trainer Amy Rosenthal led us into the profound realms of victim engagement, diving into the depth of restorative and trauma-informed practices. Her vivid session was an enlightening journey for all attendees. The training welcomed…

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Bridging Gaps, Building Understanding: A Look at the JRB Victim Engagement Training

By Katiana Smith | Jun 14, 2023

On May 31st, Waterbury Youth Services was a hub of insightful energy during the Juvenile Review Board (JRB) Victim Engagement Training. Trainer Amy Rosenthal led us into the profound realms of victim engagement, diving into the depth of restorative and trauma-informed practices. Her vivid session was an enlightening journey for all attendees. The training welcomed…

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