Jason Stankowski, Program Coordinator
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Creative Experience Programs:
The following programs are currently offered to Glastonbury residents. To sign up for any of these programs, please contact Jason at (860) 652-7675 or email@example.com.
**Transportation for Smith Middle School (SMS) students is provided from SMS to Youth and Family Services for YSAG, SOCIAL CLUB, and MAKE FOOD-EAT IT.
Youth and Family Services (Y&FS) produces licensed, musical theater in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of each year to facilitate an opportunity for hundreds of residents and their families to get involved. For the Fall and Summer selections, most productions have previously been staged on Broadway. Learn more about the Glastonbury Y&FS Theatrical Productions program here.
DRUM CLUB - MONDAYS
Participants learn to communicate in the language of rhythm! Drums - the oldest musical instrument - are played by people all over the world. Come together with us and experience the universal appeal and unifying power of the drum. This group is co-facilitated by a professional drummer, as well as Youth and Family Services’ clinical and creative staff. No experience necessary & drums will be provided
- Who: 6th graders
- When: Program begins on 10/21/2019
- Where: Held at SMS as an afternoon club
YOUTH SERVICE ACTION GROUP (YSAG)** - TUESDAYS
YSAG is a fun and social way to interact, make friends, and connect through volunteerism. Every Tuesday we meet after school to plan events, play games, and have fun. YSAG assists many community groups, collaborating on such events as Hopewell’s Fall Fun Fair, Friends of Welles Turner Library’s book sales, The Glastonbury River Runners’ charity 5k races, Glastonbury Social Services’ food pantry maintenance, annual spring planning with the Glastonbury Garden Club, assisting the Glastonbury TCI’s popular events “Kidding Around the Fountain” and “Twinkling Pumpkins” programs with Glastonbury Senior Services, and more! YSAG works together with the community to facilitate entertaining events and meaningful service projects to benefit residents in the town and beyond.
- Who: Smith Middle School (SMS) and Glastonbury High School (GHS) Students
- When: Begins on 9/12/2019. Program ends in time for activity bus.
- 2:20pm for GHS students
- 3:00pm for SMS students
- Where: Youth and Family Services office - 321 Hubbard Street
“ACE” (After School Creative Experiences) - WEDNESDAYS
ACE places high school students into a mentor position working with children K-6 at the Welles Village Community Center (WVCC). With the guidance of Youth and Family Services (Y&FS) staff, high school mentors assist children with homework, play games and sports, make various arts & crafts projects, make snacks together, and chaperone field trips (e.g. local parks/farms, adventure parks, museums, bowling, and ice skating. Transportation is provided from Y&FS to the community center and back again. High school students interested in this program are required to successfully pass an application and interview process prior to serving as a mentor. Mentor meeting will be held on 9/11/19 at 2:30pm.
- Who: Grade K-6 and High School Students (9-12)
- Where: Welles Village Community Center
- When: First meeting will be held Wednesday, 9/25/19. There will be a 2:20 pm pick-up from Y&FS to WVCC
SOCIAL CLUB** - THURSDAYS
Primarily geared toward individuals who would benefit from greater social interaction with peers outside of the classroom setting. Activities are based on choices made by the club, including board games, field trips, nature walks, kite flying, Wii sports competitions, etc. SOCIAL CLUB a great way to un-plug from the stressors of modern life and enjoy socializing with your peers.
- Who: 7-12 grade
- When: Program begins on 9/12/19
- Time: 2:20 pm for GHS students / 3:00 pm for SMS students. Program ends at 4:00 pm.
MAKE FOOD - EAT IT** - FRIDAYS
This program is for those who love to cook, as well as those who would love to learn how. Each week we will focus on creating something new; homemade pastas, soups, mac-n-cheese from scratch, desserts…the menu is subject to change with participant input. Due to the nature of this program, space will be limited per six week session.
- Who: 7-12 grade
- When: Begins 10/04/2019
- Time: 3:00 pm
About the Creative Experiences Division
Creative Experiences is a testament to the Town of Glastonbury’s commitment to promote the development of children and youth. These programs have three essential objectives:
- Offer opportunities for young people to become positively involved in the community.
- Teach social skills so that young people can effectively utilize those opportunities.
- Provide appropriate rewards to reinforce utilizing skills and opportunities.