Town of Granby Youth Service Bureau
Proud to serve the youth and families of Granby Connecticut
Proud to serve the youth and families of Granby Connecticut
Providing a variety of services:
.You may be surprised by what we do!
Click to see some of the great things coming up.
15C North Granby Road
Granby Connecticut 06035
The Youth Action Council is taking applications for membership for the 2018-2019 School year. We have openings 2 boys from the class of 2021. Please check out our YAC page and complete the application below. Submissions should be sent to AnneMarie Cox at email@example.com. Deadline for applications is Friday June 15, 2015
Boys Council: ages 11-14. Exploring what it means to be a young man in our society. Sharing and learning about our cultural roles coupled with outdoor games and fun. Tuesdays 7 to 8 PM and Thursdays 5 to 6:30 PM beginning 7/17. Cost $28
Call (860) 844-5355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Our Whole Lives: OWLs Comprehensive Sex Education
Are you a parent of a teenager who would like to see more holistic human sexuality education for your child? Would you like a program offered that provides accurate information and a safe and supportive environment for questions and discussion? If so, mark your calendars for Tuesday May 22 from 6:30-8 for a Parent Orientation to see if Our Whole Lives is a good fit for your family.
Parents, guardians, and educators all face the challenge of creating environments that support and nurture sexual health. Young people need sexuality education programs that model and teach caring, compassion, respect, and justice. Next fall Granby Youth Services will be offering two holistic human sexuality programs. Our Whole Lives, offered to 7th & 8th grade students and to 10th-12th grade students, addresses the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. The program is not focused solely on preventing or reducing problems such as high rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. While the program certainly equips youth with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid these consequences, it has the more proactive goal of helping youth to become sexually healthy people who feel good about themselves and their bodies, remain healthy, and build positive, equitable, loving relationships.
The 7th-8th Grade program will run Sept-May in 25 90-min sessions.
The 10th-12th Grade program will run Sept-May in 12 2-hr sessions.
Over the course of the year we will cover the following topics in an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner: What Is Sexuality, Examining Values, Anatomy & Physiology, Personal Concerns about Puberty, Body Image, Gender Identity, Gender Expression- Roles, & Stereotypes, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality & Disability, Healthy Relationships, Relationship Skills, Sexuality-Social Media, & the Internet, Bullying, Responsible Sexual Behavior, Consent Education, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy, Contraception & Safer Sex, and more. The cost of this program is to be determined. Scholarships will be available.
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Love and Logic Parenting workshop: next workshop begins Tuesdays as soon as we have enough parents registered to begin. It will run 6:30 to 8:00 PM for eight Tuesday sessions. You may have seen clips on You Tube, get the whole package along with invaluable discussion between our real life parents for the low cost of $10 to cover the workbook! Call to register! (860) 844-5355
"It Takes A Village"
a face book group for parents .
Join us on online for a casual, honest and informal forum for discussions about the highs and lows of parenting in the 21st century. Click here to check it out:
Teen to Teen Peer Education Program
Interested students from the Middle and High School are invited to join our T2T peer education program. The premise of a peer educator program is that teens are more likely to listen to peers about issues. If we educate students about specific topics that are a potential issue for teens, they will have the accurate information to pass on to peers if and when the topic arises organically in a natural setting.
The YSB T2T program will earn participants community service credit, and will also look pretty good on college applications! Each peer educator will be expected to attend four of eight training sessions to be held throughout the school year. A variety of topics will be covered from the risks associated with under age use of marijuana, to signs of depression, from reducing unwanted teen pregnancies and STD's to issues facing LGBTQIA youth. Participants and their families will be given a schedule of topics, and are able to pick and choose the topics they are comfortable with learning about. Parents are always welcome to attend the training's as well.
If your teen is interested in learning more about the T2T Peer Educator program, please give me a call!
Monday October 23, 7 to 8 PM
Topic: The adolescent brain
Offered again on Thursday October 26th
Granby Youth Service Bureau
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Love and Logic Parenting Workshop
Parent with less anger, more love!
Call for information on the next workshop!
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Regular schedule this week. Open Rec is on for Tuursday July 19th and Friday the 20th.
For Tweens and young teens:
Boys: Ages 9-14 Blending outside play, hiking and games with some guided self-exploration participants will examine competition, bullying, emotions and being a boy, the unspoken rules of being a boy, the expectations of being a boy vs being a girl and how to make and maintain healthy connections with peers. To be held at beautiful Holcomb Farm, each meeting will include a healthy and tasty snack, time outside and sometime inside getting to know each other. Cost $28 for the eight sessions Tuesdays 6 to 8 PM and Thursdays 5 to 6:30 PM beginning 7/17/18
For Girls: Ages 11-14 it’s all about expressing our individuality. Amidst hiking and playing games outside we will explore our own individuality, celebrate diversity, figure out what is important to us as individuals, take time to relax, explore our goals and dreams, look at what it takes to get along with others, and let ourselves feel good about ourselves. Cost: $30 for the 8 sessions Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM beginning 7/16/18
Both groups will follow curriculum from the One Circle Foundation expanded to include the games and outdoor explorations. (wear clothing that can get wet!)
Open Rec: For boys and girls entering grades 7-9 the Rec Room at the Granby Senior Center/Youth Service Building will be open on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 to 9 PM beginning July 19th. (the room will be closed June 28th through July 13th) First time participants need to bring a signed parental permission form available here:
Currently Running Programs:
Our rec room is open to GMMS students every Thursday and Friday evening (weather permitting) from 7 to 9 PM. Click below for more information on the activities, rules, and procedures!
D&D runs Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM
Drop ins welcome
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StudyRx: A study skills training class
Successfully held on 10/30 with almost 100 percent positive reviews. All but one participant stated it should be offered again, and that they learned new information they would probably use.
StressRx: Individual sessions teaching CBT and Mindfullness to reduce stress and manage anxiety. Call to schedule an individual session: for youth ages 7- 18 Call to set up a session for your student!
Brought to Granby by a generous donation from the Granby Lion's Club:
Teen Intervene: Brief, free screening and intervention for teen substance abuse. Evidence based and effective. Call (860) 844-5355 for more information or to make an appointment.
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Links to other Town of Granby Departments serving the youth and families of our community: