Youth Services Bureau

NEW! January 23: Boy’s Council - The Council, held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community center from 6:00-7:30pm, challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man”.  It engages boys in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question stereotypical concepts and to increase boys’ emotional, social, and cultural literacy by promoting valuable relationships with peers and adult facilitators.  Boy’s Council runs every Monday night starting January 23 – March 20 for boys in 5th, 6th or 7th grade. Each session includes a snack and dinner on March 20. Space is limited to 12 boys. $15.00 for all 8 sessions. Each session includes a snack and dinner on March 20.  Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.

 

January 28: Home Alone Safety Class is offeredby the Windsor Youth Services is for all boys and girls, 8 to 13 years old, who are ever home alone at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 10:00am-12:00pm. The course will cover all the safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves. Students will learn to be more aware of the potential dangers they could face when left home alone. Free. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.

 

NEW! February 2: Youth and their families are invited create Valentine’s for Veterans cards at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center on Thursday, February 2 from 5:30-7:00pm. This is a great way to remember our veterans. Cards will be distributed to local veterans’ organizations for Valentine’s Day.  Our goal is to collect 100 cards.  This activity can be a teachable moment for youth to learn who veterans are and why they are so important to our community.  If you are a veteran who would like to receive a card please call the Youth Services Office. Please contact the Youth Services Office at 860-285-1990 for more information.  Thank you for your support.

 

February 2: Mother-Daughter Circle – The rescheduled winter session of Mother Daughter Circle will be held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 5:30pm – 7:30pm each Thursday evening beginning February 2 through April 4.  The purpose of the circle is to promote a healthy and sustaining bond between mothers/guardians and their daughters during the transitional years from girlhood to young womanhood. Mother–Daughter Circle provides a safe, consistent, and strengths based approach to supporting mothers and daughters on their relationship journey. This program is free and includes dinner and childcare upon request. The session is for mothers/guardians and daughters in grades 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. 

 

NEW! February 3: Girl’s Circle, a Youth Services Bureau program held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 6:00-7:30pm, empowers girls through group activities, teambuilding, and adventure! This program provides skill building themes and activities that promote self-confidence, critical thinking, and support for many areas of girls’ lives.  Activities include crafts, role plays, creative writing, interactive activities, and discussions.  Girl’s Circle runs every Friday night starting February 3 – March 24 for girls in 8th and 9th grade.  Space is limited to 12 girls.  Each session includes dinner.  Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990. 

 

NEW! February 17: YSB Paint Night! Youth in middle and high school are invited to come to the Windsor Community Center, 330 Windsor Avenue, on Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm for a relaxing night of fun painting. This workshop can help youth soothe school and home stressors.  Enjoy pizza, friends, enter for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card, and check out the Teen Center. Snow date is February 24th.   Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.  $5 per person. 

  

New! March 4: Join in the family fun on Saturday, March 4, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Winter WindsorLand Festival held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center.  Enjoy carnival games, crafts, music, professional face painting, and a bounce-house! Food and snacks will be available for sale. This event is created and run by the high school youth of the Windsor Youth Services Bureau to provide a fun-filled, affordable evening for families to shake off the winter blues. Snow date is Saturday, March 11.  A donation to the Windsor Food Bank serves as an admission fee.  860-285-1990. 

 

NEW! March 25: “Money Matters” Youth Summit is a conference for high school teenagers at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 9:30am – 3:30pm on Saturday, March 25. Money Matters will feature interactive workshops exploring banking (including electronic banking), applying for auto and student loans, understanding your paycheck and taxes, an introduction to investing, and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for a checking account.  This conference will include breakfast, door prizes, lunch, and many take home lessons about how to manage your money.  This program is free and registration is limited to the first 70 people. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.  This event is proudly presented by the Windsor Youth Commission. 860-285-1990.

 

April 1: First Aid and CPR Class will be held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 9:00am – 2:30pm for youth 12 to 18 years old. Youth will be taught First Aid (2 year certification) on how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck back injuries and more, CPR/AED (2 year certification) learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).  Please bring a bag lunch.  $55.00 per participant. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.   

 

NEW! April 5: Out of Your Hands: Your Teen’s Digital Footprint is intended for youth ages 10-18 years old at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 6:00-7:30pm.  This class will cover issues surrounding your child’s “digital footprint”. Topics will include posting on social media, sending e-mails, texting, online shopping, passwords, photo sharing, and related issues. This workshop places special emphasis on protecting your child’s reputation.  Free. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.

  

NEW! April 12:  Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to the Senior Center on Wednesday, April 12 (vacation week) from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  Grandparents and grandchildren will enjoy dinner, bingo games, and prizes!  Doors open at 4:00pm, and dinner will be served from 4:30-5:30.  Bingo will be played from 5:45-7:00pm.  Grandparents Bingo Dinner is free and registration is limited to the first 100 people.  This event is sponsored by the Senior Services, Youth Services Bureau, and the Recreation Department. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.

 

April 22: American Red Cross Certified Babysitter’s Training Class will be held at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 9:00am – 3:30pm on Saturday, April 22.  Babysitter’s Trainingis designed to teach 11-15 year olds how to: respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more, make good decisions under pressure, communicate effectively with parents, recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children, feed, diaper and care for infants, and start a babysitting business! Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certification card.  $90.00 per participant.  Offered by the Youth Services Bureau.  Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.

 

NEW! April 24: Join us as we showcase the Teen Center with an Open House from 5:30pm-8:00pm at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center.  We will be showcasing our programs and activities from Windsor teens.  Our celebration will include refreshments, entertainment, door prizes, and more.  860-285-1990.

 

April 29: Home Alone Safety Class is offeredby the Windsor Youth Services is for all boys and girls, 8 to 13 years old, who are ever home alone at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center from 10:00am-12:00pm. The course will cover all the safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves. Students will learn to be more aware of the potential dangers they could face when left home alone. Free. Register online or at the Recreation and Leisure Services Office located at 599 Matianuck Ave. 860-285-1990.