Summer Open House
Are you the parent of a current 5th through 11th grader? If so, that means that your child can participate in Colchester Youth Services’ Summer Trips this year! Join us for an info session on Wednesday, June 6th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Youth Center located at 40 Norwich Avenue. This meeting will provide you with the opportunity to meet our staff, check out our vans, and ask any questions you may have about the summer. We look forward to meeting you all!
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.
Students in the group set their own goals and agendas to better our community. This group is full for the 2017-18 school year, but applications will be accepted for limited openings in the Fall.
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