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Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Supports Truancy Program

By Monica Roberto | Mar 19, 2019

Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Awards WYS $7500 for Truancy Prevention and Counseling Program Population Served:  Waterbury youth attending public Elementary, Middle and High School students from all ethnic backgrounds, both male and female, serving the most vulnerable at-risk, low-income population. Location of Population Served: Greater Waterbury Area. Truancy is a critical issue in Waterbury’s…

2017/18 Annual Report

By Monica Roberto | Feb 26, 2019

Download WYS 2017/18 Annual Report (published 2/2019) It has been a challenging year but because of your support, our amazing staff and their perseverance to overcome any challenge given them, Waterbury Youth Services continues to thrive with enthusiasm, impacting youth and families in a positive way. Everyone in the organization works tirelessly each day to…

Join Waterbury Youth Council on Feb. 27

By Monica Roberto | Feb 19, 2019

Youth councils are an effective way to get youth involved in solving local problems and more actively engaged in the community.  Join Waterbury Youth Council and find your voice through organizing, advocacy and community leadership. All high school age youth are welcome. First meeting will be held February 27, 2019 and cover: Networking with other…

Swipe Right Night March 12

By Monica Roberto | Feb 19, 2019

We invite students ages 9-17 and their families to “Swipe Right Night”: A Youth Programs Open House on Tuesday, March 12 from 4-pm at 83 Prospect St., Waterbury. Jointly hosted by Waterbury  Youth Services’ staf and member students, this event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the agenc’s free after-school programs.  Youth will…

Student Spotlight

By jforrest | Sep 24, 2018

“I’ve been in foster care all my life. The statistics say that when you aren’t raised with your parents, you won’t be as exceptional as everyone else. They also predicted that I would end up pregnant by age 16, on drugs or in jail. I wasn’t supposed to be the success story that I am.…

Homeless Youth Winter Clothing Drive

By jforrest | Sep 24, 2018

In the fall and winter months, many of the kids who come to our Homeless Youth Resource Center don’t have basic winter protection, including coats, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens. We always try to have extra supplies on hand for them to take, but we are completely out of winter gear. If you can donate…