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Join Waterbury Youth Council on Feb. 27

By Katiana Smith | 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 Katiana Smith | 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 Katiana Smith | 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 Katiana Smith | 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…

Emergency Stop Gap Measure Saves Program

By Katiana Smith | 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 Katiana Smith | 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…