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Hartford Wolf Pack Trip
Attn students in grades 6-12: Join Youth Services on a trip to see the Hartford Wolf Pack hockey team play against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, January 18th. Dinner at Chili’s is included. This trip runs from 5 pm-10 pm and pick-up and drop-off are at the Town Hall. Registration fee is $28.00.
5th grade girls are invited to join our next session of Girls Circle! This session will be focused on skills such as: how to be a friend on social media, positive self-esteem, being included and left out, and more. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in creative and fun activities each week! This group will meet on Thursdays, January 24th, 2019 - March 28th, 2019, from 3:15-4:30 pm. Youth Services will pick up group members after school and bring them to the Youth Center. Girls Circle is free and snack will be provided.
Snowtubing at Powder Ridge- February 19, 2019
No plans on your day off from school? Join Youth Services for 2 hours of snow tubing fun at Powder Ridge followed by lunch at Five Guys. This trip runs from 10 am-3 pm, but Open Youth Center will be available at 9am for drop-off before the trip and until 4pm for pick-up (optional). Open for grades 6-12. Registration fee is $40. PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF WILL BE AT THE YOUTH CENTER (40 NORWICH AVE)
Sky's the Limit- March 8, 2019
Colchester students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for 1.5 hours of jumping at Launch Trampoline Park in Hartford~followed by a buffet lunch and a $20 Power Card for the arcade at Dave and Buster's in Manchester. There is no better way to spend a day off from school! This program runs from 9am-4pm. Pick up and Drop off will be at the Town Hall. Registration fee is $48.
Volunteer opportunity for grades 7-12
Teens in Action is a service learning program with the goal of having teens take pride in their community and acknowledging the things that they can do to make change in the world around them. Colchester Youth Services provides several different activities throughout the school year and during school breaks. One of our ongoing projects is taking care of the Colchester Food Bank, which serves residents right here in our own town. Each Tuesday during the school year, we will have students come to the Town Hall after school from 2:30-3:30 to help stock the shelves, clean, and organize the space so that it is ready for shopping days. Students will sign up with the commitment of attending each Tuesday during a 2 month period.
Youth Action Council
Youth Action Council (Y.A.C.) is a community service group for passionate and hard-working high school students. The group’s mission is to provide students an opportunity to develop leadership qualities while participating in volunteer activities. Members decide what goals they would like to accomplish and work together during the year to plan and complete them. Y.A.C. meets Tuesdays after school throughout the school year at the Youth Center from 2:15-3:30pm regularly, with some fluctuating days and times if a project requires. Y.A.C. will begin on Tuesday, September 11th. Transportation is provided from Bacon Academy to the Youth Center. Regular attendance in required. Registration is currently closed, but we will be accepting new members in the Fall of
Open Youth Center
Open Youth Center provides a safe, drug and alcohol free drop-in center for middle school aged kids. The Youth Center is a great space where kids feel safe and comfortable and have the opportunity to “just be kids” for a while. While at the Youth Center, we hope that they feel connected to one or more of our staff members and look to us as role models and sounding boards, should they need that. Open Youth Center is staffed by our full-time program coordinators as well as 5 part time youth center supervisors.
During Open Youth Center, kids can have a snack, play pool, air hockey, video games, basketball and more. We also have crafts, spaces to relax, and a reading/homework area. Weather permitting, we offer organized activities on the Green.
While at the Youth Center, we expect all participants to:~
- Be Honest
- Be kind: no name calling, teasing or bullying
- Sign in and out
- Clean up after themselves
- Be Respectful: respect YOURSELF,
respect others and treat our things
as if they were your own~
Please remember, attending the Youth Center is a privilege and not meeting behavioral expectations will have consequences. Repeated or severe violations may result in a suspension from the Youth Center.
Pre-registration is not required, but is highly preferred for the safety and well-being of all participants. On-line registration must be completed within one week after the first time the youth attends the Youth Center.
The hours for Open Youth Center are:
Grades 7 & 8: Mondays
Grades 6: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm