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Emergency Stop Gap Measure Saves Program

By jforrest | Sep 24, 2018

Thirty five Juvenile Review Board (JRB) programs across the state including Waterbury Youth Services Inc.’s were in danger of potentially shutting down after the Connecticut General Assembly neglected to allocate funds for JRBs in its 2019 budget adjustments last May. But an emergency stop gap measure issued by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy…

New IT After School Program to Close the Gender Gap in Technology

By jforrest | Jul 3, 2018

Waterbury Youth Services, Inc. has been awarded a $7,357 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle at Connecticut Community Foundation to launch an after-school IT club based on the nationally acclaimed Girls Who Code program for high school students. Information technology (IT) is a booming sector of the economy. All professions, including traditionally female professions in…

Jump Start Careers in Health Care for Young People

By jforrest | Jul 2, 2018

Waterbury Youth Services has been awarded a $81,533.51 grant from the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board to launch Career Builders in Health” to train, certify, and place young adults ages 16 to 24 into Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) jobs, followed by supports that help participants pursue a post- secondary education. “The health professions are a…

Doubling the Impact on After School Programs for Teens through CHEFA Grant

By jforrest | Jun 18, 2018

Waterbury Youth Services has been awarded a $41,394 grant from Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to double the size of its after-school program for high school students, Linking Academics to Life, for the 2018/2019 school year. Linking Academics to Life (LAL) is a free afterschool program that helps students excel in academics while…

A Heartfelt Thank You

By jforrest | Apr 30, 2018

Heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated to Waterbury Youth Services during Give Local sponsored by Connecticut Community Foundation. By supporting WYS, you affirmed your confidence in our efforts to guide youth to discover their unique talents and potential for success. Thank you for being a partner in strengthening our community! We are so grateful…

Never Give Up

By jforrest | Apr 30, 2018

Never give up and pay it forward is the message from CJ, WYS student since 2014. “Kids go through a lot at home, at school. It’s easy to give up. WYS has been a big support system for me. Once you start there, you feel like family. WYS has always given me somewhere to go,…