Make A Difference

Guiding youth to discover their unique talents and potential for success --- One life at a time. 


Prom Project Boutique

The 22nd Annual Prom Project Boutique at WYS will be postponed until further notice. About this event:  The Prom Project Boutique provides free prom dresses, men's wear and accessories to Greater Waterbury high school students who might otherwise struggle to afford them.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp provides a child the chance to develop life-long skills and friendships, build character, grow more independent, discover new interests, spend the day being physically active, and reconnect with nature in a structured and fun environment.  Now accepting 2020 Camp applications




Our day to day interactions with children and young people in Greater Waterbury give us an up close and personal view on their hopes, dreams, triumphs and struggles. Here are some of their stories.  We are proud to share them with you.


COVID-10 Resources

Our Friends at The Village compiled a very helpfu list of resources to help children and families during this time.  We encourage you to check it out

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Positive Youth Development

Youth Prevention and Engagement

with Kathi Crowe on Waterbury Youth Services
Apr 22, 2019
Waterbury Youth Services enhances lives through after school programs, youth employment and leadership, truancy and juvenile justice prevention and intervention, services to homeless youth and much more. Executive Director, Kathi Crowe joins Newsmakers.

Hosted by: Eric Clemon.  Produced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team