Day 2: Youth


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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Of the 165,000 people living in Middlesex County, nearly 20% are under age 18. And 4.5% are under age 5.* That means one in five of our neighbors are eligible for support from their local Youth Services Bureau.

Depending on your town, your local Bureau may provide services such as:

  • child care, after-school clubs and vacation camps
  • counseling and mental health services
  • addiction and recovery support
  • programs for children with special needs
  • parent support groups

All bureaus share a common mission of ensuring residents have access to the services critical to the health and welfare of our children and families.

For a listing of Youth Service Bureaus in Middlesex County, [click here – link to below]

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A group of local business leaders is doing their part to support our youth and our communities – working together with the Community Foundation through the Council of Business Partners to make Middlesex County a Bully-Free Community.

Long before bullying prevention was a national topic, this group of local business leaders took up the cause and decided that a positive climate for our children was their top priority. Since the launch of the No Bully Zone Program and the Campaign for Bully-Free Communities launch, more than 11,000 students, parents, teachers and M&J bus drivers have been through the No Bully Zone Program and signed the Bully-Free Communities Pledge.

Join our Agents of Change and Become and UP Stander – sign the Bully-Free Communities Pledge Today. You can support the great work of the Council of Business Partners Fund HERE.

There are many ways to give back to our community.

Visit the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s 15 Days of Giving for ideas that matter to you. We hope you’ll be an ambassador for philanthropy in Middlesex County. Use #CFMC15Days and help us spread the word.

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Our YMCAs provide important youth programming – contact your local Y today and enjoy fun activities:

YMCA of Northern Middlesex County (860) 347-6907
Valley Shore YMCA (860) 399-9622

Middlesex County Youth and Family Service Bureaus:

Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau, Inc. (860) 526-3600
Clinton Youth & Family Services (860) 669-1103
Town of Cromwell Youth Services (860) 632-3448
Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services (860) 349-0258
East Haddam Family Services (860) 873-3296
East Hampton Youth & Family Services (860) 267-7300
Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth (860) 345-7498
Middletown Youth Services Bureau (860) 854-6030
Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services (860) 395-3190
Portland Youth Services (860) 342-6758
Westbrook Youth & Family Services (860) 399-9239

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