Tag Archives: Naugatuck Youth Services

Funding request met with mixed emotions

NAUGATUCK — When the borough moved to privatize the former Naugatuck Youth and Family Services several years ago, the plan was to diminish borough funding for its successor — Naugatuck…

Coalition would step up prevention efforts

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Youth Services Executive Director Kristin Mabrouk is working to take substance abuse prevention for borough youth to the next level, but she needs the community’s help to…

Volunteers sought for mentoring program

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Youth Services is looking for adult volunteer mentors for a pilot mentoring program. The program is designed to engage youth in the community, encourage healthy risk-taking, and…

A day for the boys

NHS students reach out to younger generation NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School students partnered with Naugatuck Youth Services last week to help young borough boys build confidence. About 60 boys…

Youth Services offering Summer Lounge

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Youth Services is offering “Summer Lounge” hours for middle school and high school students. A variety of offerings are available for students, including cooking lessons, yoga classes,…

Naugatuck Youth Services revises focus

NAUGATUCK — Allison Tortorici says that her experiences at Naugatuck Youth Services over the past year have changed her life. “It has given me experiences to be more of an…

Block party aids students

NAUGATUCK — Local churches and a youth organization are hosting a block party to help students start the new school year off on the right foot. The third Community Block…

On the run program reaches girls

NAUGATUCK — When Naugatuck Youth Services kicked off its first Girls on the Run program 12 weeks ago, several of the elementary school girls who participated were shy and insecure….

Survey highlights assets lacking

NAUGATUCK — Safety, self-esteem and restraint. Those are the top three issues facing students in Naugatuck, according to a developmental assets survey. An “Attitudes and Behaviors” survey was given to…

Youth services picking up momentum

NAUGATUCK — The future of Naugatuck Youth Services was unclear a year ago as borough leaders questioned whether they wanted to fund the long-standing municipal department. Worried about having to…