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WESTON YOUTH SERVICES 

Weston Youth Services is pleased to offer a variety of programs for children of all ages and their families.

 

Spring and Summer at Weston Youth Services!

Our WOW! catalogs for the spring session  are now online for preview for students in Grades K-5. We’re excited to introduce several new programs at HES including World Robot Olympiad, Introduction to STEM with Lego, Introduction to Tai/Chi/Qi Gong for Kids, GoPro Flix film, Super Hero Engineering with LEGO, and Science Discoveries. New programs at WIS include American Sign, Language, Creative Writing, GoPro Flix film, Science Discoveries, and World Robot Olympiad. And of course it wouldn’t be WOW! if we didn’t include favorites like International Cuisine, Chess, Magic, Karate, and Art. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 20th at 10:01 p.m. To preview our catalogs and to register online, please visit our website at www.westonyouthservices.org.

And if you’re undecided about your child’s summer plans and are looking for a camp that doesn’t require a long term commitment, then look no further! Weston Youth Services is pleased to be offering students a variety of mini summer camps including Art, Cooking, Baking, Filmmaking, Legos, Writing Workshops, Science, Sitter Safety, Crochet and Knitting, and Technology.  Online registration begins on Tuesday, March 6th at 10:01 p.m.  Please visit our website at www.westonyouthservices.org to preview our catalog for program dates, grade eligibility, costs, details, and to register online.

Space is still available for our last Sitter Safety session where middle-school students will learn about infant and toddler care, child development, and how to handle emergency situations to help them become responsible babysitters. Participants will also gain American Heart Association First Aid Certification with Hands only CPR. The five-week program will be held on Wednesdays beginning April 18th from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in Room F-5 (Health Room).

Also, please join speakers Susan Bauerfeld and Chris Parrott for our next parent information series on Tuesday, March 20th, as they lead discussion on understanding how both digital devices and human relationships can influence behavior in "Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices and Content: What to do, how to do it and why it's important.” Registration is recommended for both the morning program at the Wilton Library and evening workshop at the Weston Library. For more information, please visit our website at www.westonyouthservices.org.

Upcoming classes for The Next Street driver’s education program at Weston High School begin on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit their website at https://www.thenextstreet.com/ct-driving-schools/fairfield-county/weston-high-school-drivers-ed

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Programs for Parents and Caregivers

Wednesday, February 28th
10:00 a.m. at the Wilton Library, Rimer Room
7:00 p.m. at the Wilton Library, Rimer Room

Ellen Brezovsky , LCSW will facilitate a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims’ best-selling book
“How to Raise an Adult:  Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare your Kid For Success” Registration is required. www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334
 

 Tuesday, March 20th
10:00 a.m. at the Wilton Library
7:00 p.m. at the Weston Library

“Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices and Content:  What to do, how to do it and why It’s Important” 

Join with Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, and Chris Parrott, BPS, to learn how to understand how both digital devices and human relationships can influence behavior.  The presentation will include practical, flexible and straightforward guidelines for teaching the skills needed to manage digital devices and content so children and parents can travel in and out of the digital world with composure, mindfulness, resilience, and good health. Registration is recommended. For further information, please visit our website at www.westonyouthservices.org.
 

Wednesday, May 23rd
7:30 p.m. at the Bow-Tie Royale 6, 542 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film focusing on the devasting effects of suicde and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope. The film highlists the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author.

Special guest John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline who is featured in the film will speak at the screening.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://gathr.us/screening/22614