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2018 Resolution Run 5K
Start the New Year off on the right foot! Colchester Youth Services 2018 Resolution Run will kick off at a reasonable 10:00 AM on New Year’s Day at Bacon Academy. This event welcomes families and participants of all ages to come run, walk or crawl their way to the finish line! Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running shoes, and get ready to “run into” 2018!

Medals will be awarded in the following age categories for men and women: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Early bird registration through December 31, 2017 (4:30 PM) is only $20 and $15 for students. Same day registration is $25 for all. Grab a friend or start a team to participate in the New Year’s Day 5K walk/run to support Colchester Youth Services. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund and Youth Center improvements. Registration is quick and easy at www.lightboxreg.com. Participants are encouraged to register in advance to receive early bird rates. Start 2018 off with a bang!

Youth Action Council
Youth Action Council is a full school year after school group that focuses on community service, leadership, and making a difference in the world around us.
If you are motivated and interested in a group that sets its own goals and agendas to better our community, fill out an application today! The application can be found here and returned to our office in the town hall or by email to khaggerty@colchesterct.gov.


Teens in Action- Food Bank
Every Tuesday during the school year from 2:30-3:30pm   Grades 7-12     FREE
Students will sign up for a one month commitment, please only sign up for one month during the school year so that others are able to participate.
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!


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 4 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 – 4:00pm














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