Youth Center Open House
Interested in finding out more about Open Youth Center? Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 PM or from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Parents/guardians of all middle schoolers are encouraged to attend – this is a great time to meet some of the staff members, get a tour and have all of your questions answered. Although the daytime open house is targeted towards parents, the evening open house is designed for parents and kids to come and see what Open Youth Center is all about.
This is a perfect opportunity for parents to check-out the Youth Center, meet the staff and the Advisory Board, get registration information, and ask questions about the Youth Center. Come and get a tour from Youth Center veterans and try out some of the most popular Youth Center activities, including: pool, air hockey, Wii, Xbox, basketball, and crafts! You won't want to miss this fun event.
Pre-registration for Open Youth Center 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 – 4:00pm
Teens in Action- September Food Bank
Every Tuesday in September (5,12,19,26) from 2:30-3:30pm Grades 7-12 FREE
This volunteer opportunity gives youth the chance to sort food donations, stock the shelves, and clean and organize the food bank. Volunteers will report to the Town Hall directly after school. Snack will be provided. Space is limited for this group and pre-registration is required, so don’t wait to sign up!
SHARP- Home Alone Safety for Kids
Kids age 10 and up $35
November 6, 13*, 20 from 5:00-6:30 (4:30-6:00 on 11/13) Town Hall- Meeting Room 1
Provide your child with valuable safety information whether they are left home alone for a few minutes or a few hours! The S.H.A.R.P. program helps prepare children to be safe when staying home alone by providing valuable safety information and correcting common misconceptions that both children and parents have. Through role playing and hands-on activities, children will learn basics of fire, medical and personal safety tips. This 3 session program is taught by Mindy Johnston, who has a BS Degree in Nursing and has been an Emergency Medical Technician and Auxiliary State Trooper for more than 27 years.
Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Workshop
Are you parenting a behaviorally challenging kid? At your wits end? Maybe you’ve tried it all and you’re still struggling?
Join us for a 4-part workshop that will introduce Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), a strengths-based approach that brings new ideas and new hope for helping kids with behavioral challenges. Challenging kids typically lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. The CPS approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on building helping relationships and teaching skills by teaching parents and kids how to resolve chronic problems collaboratively.
This program will be facilitated by Think:Kids certified parent mentor Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed.
Wednesdays, October 18,25 and November 1,8,15*(*optional support) from 6-8 pm at the Colchester Youth Center. There is no cost to attend and will include free dinner and childcare.