Lower Naugatuck Valley Youth Resources

Looking for something to do after school, volunteer opportunities, summer events, or need assistance with a challenge you are facing? Then see below for a list of resources in the Valley for school-age youth. Please note this page will be updated frequently over the coming months. Check back often as we will continue updating and expanding the information.

Arts – Music, Theater, Fine Arts, Museums
Sports – Recreation, Leisure, Intramurals
Volunteering – Year-round, Seasonal, Community Service
Community Health – Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Legal, Transportation
Education – Tutoring, Extra Help, Technology, Financial Assistance
Faith-based – Services/Programs from a Faith-based Institution
Summer – Summer-specific Activities, Programs, Services, and Events
Youth-Based Organizations/Groups

Arts

Boys & Girls Club – Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, and creative writing. In addition, our Music Program will teach you how to play guitar, drums, or keyboard. Twitter

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Derby Neck Library – Crafting, painting, and beading events for all school-age youth where all materials are supplied free of charge, and kids/teens get to keep what they make. FacebookTwitter

Derby Public Library – Various crafting events for school-age youth with all materials supplied free of charge, and kids/teens get to keep what they make. FacebookTwitter

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

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Sports

Active Valley CT – Features free or low-cost resources, including places to walk, hike, bike, swim, play sports, and use open fields, as well as playgrounds, state parks, nature centers, parks & recreation departments, and senior centers.

Boys and Girls Club – Our health and life skills programs help develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Twitter

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

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Volunteering

BHCare/Alliance for Prevention and Wellness – Comprehensive assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use.  Family assessment, treatment and support. FacebookTwitter

Boys and Girls Club – We value the time and contributions of our volunteers and are committed to providing the environment and support to help them succeed. We need dedicated, caring individuals age 16 and older who are eager to help make a difference in the lives of our children. Twitter

Clifford Beers – Committed to You and Your Family’s Health & Wellness. Addressing the mental-physical components of health and social determinants with an array of in clinic-, home-, and school-based services including assessment and screenings to children, adolescents, teens, and adults. FacebookInstagram

Derby Day Care Center – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Derby Neck Library – Offering year-round volunteer and community service opportunities for all people aged 13 and over. Acceptance of new volunteers is based on availability of projects/tasks. FacebookTwitter

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Griffin Community Outreach Safe Kids – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

Massaro Community Farm – Opportunities in ongoing education programs, farm operation, trail maintenance and single day events. Learn more about the local food system while gaining skills in gardening and caring for the land.

Master’s Table Community Meals – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Shelton Youth Service Bureau – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Spooner House – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop and Food Bank – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

TEAM, Inc. – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley United Way – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

Wesley Village/United Methodist Homes – Help to serve and care for the residents of our senior living communities by providing clerical assistance, facilitating resident activities, assisting with dining services and more. Must be at least 14 years old and able to fulfill a 30 hour/year commitment.

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Community Health

Ansonia Youth Service Bureau – The Ansonia Youth Bureau provides services to schools and community in the areas of prevention, mental health education and juvenile justice in the prevention of delinquent behavior. Robert Lisi, 203-736-5095

BHCare/Alliance for Prevention and Wellness – Comprehensive assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use.  Family assessment, treatment and support. FacebookTwitter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT – Valley children ages 6-14 are matched in mentoring relationships with screened, trained, adult volunteers. Matches meet twice a month for 2-3 hours and engage in activities of interest to both. Facebook

Boys and Girls Club – Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership sills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the Club and community, and celebrating our national heritage. Twitter

Catholic Charities – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Christian Counseling & Family Life Center – Full service outpatient mental health center located in Shelton providing counseling and psychiatric services. We treat individuals, couples, families and groups.  All major insurances accepted as well as sliding fee scales.

Clifford Beers – Committed to You and Your Family’s Health & Wellness. Addressing the mental-physical components of health and social determinants with an array of in clinic-, home-, and school-based services including assessment and screenings to children, adolescents, teens, and adults. FacebookInstagram

Cornell Scott Hill Health Center – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Derby Neck Library – Offering print and digital resources, referrals to local agencies, and programs/events on physical/behavioral health, legal issues, and other related issues for all ages. FacebookTwitter

Derby Public Library – Offering print and digital resources, referrals to local agencies regarding physical/behavioral health, legal issues, and programs/events on related issues for all ages. FacebookTwitter

Derby Youth Service Bureau – The Derby Youth Bureau provides services to schools and community in the areas of prevention, mental health education and juvenile justice in the prevention of delinquent behavior. John Saccu, 203-736-1450

Griffin Community Outreach Safe Kids – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Naugatuck Valley Health District – Providing vaccinations for school-aged youth at a free or reduced cost. Additionally, we offer health education programs and resources on topics such as asthma and lead poisoning prevention.

Parent Child Resource Center – Comprehensive assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use.  Family assessment, treatment and support. FacebookTwitter

Rape Crisis Center of Milford – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Shelton Youth Service Bureau – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop and Food Bank – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

TEAM, Inc. – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

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Education

Ansonia Youth Service Bureau – The Ansonia Youth Bureau provides services to schools and community in the areas of prevention, mental health education and juvenile justice in the prevention of delinquent behavior. Robert Lisi, 203-736-5095

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT – Valley children ages 6-14 are matched in mentoring relationships with screened, trained, adult volunteers. Matches meet twice a month for 2-3 hours and engage in activities of interest to both. Facebook

Boys and Girls Club – Academic Success is part of our Formula for Impact, and the aim of these programs is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education. Twitter

Derby Day Care Center – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Derby Neck Library – Offering print/digital materials, homework help, free access to the Internet, printing/scanning services and events focusing on the development of social and cognitive skills. FacebookTwitter

Derby Public Library – Offering print/digital materials, free access to the Internet, printing/scanning services and resources focusing on the development of social and cognitive skills. FacebookTwitter

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Griffin Community Outreach Safe Kids – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

Julia Day Nursery – Nationally accredited childcare center providing flexible full, part time programs for children ages 3-8 years old. Programs include Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before & After School. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided.

Massaro Community Farm – Seasonal after-school programming for grades K-5, as well as summer programs, field trips, and workshops for all ages. Join us as an education intern to learn more about farm-based education.

Rape Crisis Center of Milford – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

SONCCA – Licensed child care program providing affordable before & after school care for children in the Seymour and Oxford schools. Full and part time schedules available with snacks provided daily.

TEAM, Inc. – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

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Faith-based

Catholic Charities – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Christian Counseling & Family Life Center – Outpatient mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Center offers counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management services. Christian counseling available for those who seek to incorporate their faith in their treatment.

Griffin Community Outreach Safe Kids – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

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Summer

Active Valley CT – Features free or low-cost resources, including places to walk, hike, bike, swim, play sports, and use open fields, as well as playgrounds, state parks, nature centers, parks & recreation departments, and senior centers.

Boys and Girls Club – State-certified camp with first-aid- and CPR-trained staff. Children are separated by grade, and each group has its own activity schedule. Groups rotate through our building and grounds throughout the day. Twitter

Derby Neck Library – Weekday events for youth (children, tweens, and teens) throughout the summer combining fun, reading, learning, and a little competition, all in addition to our regular event schedule. FacebookTwitter

Derby Public Library – Eight-week Summer Clubs for all ages combining creative outlets, electronic & board game fun, and reading, culminating in celebratory end-of-program gatherings. FacebookTwitter

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

Julia Day Nursery – Nationally accredited childcare center providing flexible full, part time programs for children ages 3-8 years old. Programs include Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before & After School. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided.

Massaro Community Farm – Summer camp program/field days featuring our learning garden, nature trail, and farm operations. Additional intern opportunities at farm stand, farmer’s markets, and to serve as farm ambassador at events.

SONCCA – Licensed program for children entering grades 1 thru 8. Staff are CPR, first-aid, and Administration of Medication trained. Children are in age-appropriate group settings. Fieldtrips and workshops are planned weekly, with breakfast/snacks provided daily and lunch 3 days/week.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop and Food Bank – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

TEAM, Inc. – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

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Youth-Based Organizations/Groups

Ansonia Youth Service Bureau – The Ansonia Youth Bureau provides services to schools and community in the areas of prevention, mental health education and juvenile justice in the prevention of delinquent behavior. Robert Lisi, 203-736-5095

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT – Valley children ages 6-14 are matched in mentoring relationships with screened, trained, adult volunteers. Matches meet twice a month for 2-3 hours and engage in activities of interest to both. Facebook

Boys and Girls Club – Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the Club and community, and celebrating our national heritage. Twitter

Derby Youth Service Bureau – The Derby Youth Bureau provides services to schools and community in the areas of prevention, mental health education and juvenile justice in the prevention of delinquent behavior. John Saccu, 203-736-1450

Girl Scouts of Connecticut – Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, provides programming to all girls ages 5-17. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. FacebookInstagram

Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America – Prepares youth from the age of 5 – 20; with the help of volunteer adults, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, and to discover a career or hobby.

Shelton Youth Service Bureau – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Spooner House – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley United Way – This organization provides services for Valley youth in this category. Click on the organization’s name to access its Website and on their social media links to read more.

Valley YMCA – The Y is for everyone! You and your family can be active all summer by participating in programs and classes, physical and social activities – that enhance your spirit, mind, and body.

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*This resource is developed and maintained by the Youth Committee of the Valley Council for Health and Human Services.