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Bristol Youth Services BuildingOur Mission

Bristol Youth Services is a community-based social service bureau caring for the well-being of the City’s youth and advocates for resources and provides services to strengthen the healthy functioning of families and provide opportunities for all youth to function as responsible members of the community.   Youth Services is a member of the Connecticut Youth Service Association which is charged with centrally coordinating the comprehensive delivery of services and advocacy for youth and their families.  The Bureau strives to enhance the networking and support between family, school, peer and community environments.  Programs assist youth in the development of their desires, skills, talents, and goals, and view children as valued and contributing members of the community.  Center-based activities and outreach activities to schools and neighborhoods cultivate young people’s sense of responsibility, self-worth and encourage community service.

Connecticut Youth Services Association

Bristol Youth Services is a member of the Connecticut Youth Service Association,which is charged with centrally coordinating the comprehensive delivery of services and advocacy for youth and their families. Youth Services strives to enhance the networking and support between family, school, peer, and community environments.

Programs assist youth in the development of their desires, skills, talents, and goals, and view children as valued and contributing members of the community. Center-based activities and outreach activities to schools and neighborhoods cultivate young people's sense of responsibility and self-worth, and encourage community service.

Prevention
The department holds a commitment to protecting young people from becoming victims of inequity and ameliorating conditions leading to teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, peer violence, cultural intolerance, anti-social or self-destructive behavior, suicidality, and neglect or abuse. Services offer opportunities to resolve situations influencing youth's behaviors thereby diverting juveniles from involvement with the justice system.

Divisions
Two primary service areas, the Administrative Core Unit and the Direct Service Unit, characterize the Youth Service Bureau.

Direct Services

  • Information and referral
  • Positive youth development groups and Youth employment training
  • Adventure based and experiential education
  • Recreational / cultural enrichment programs
  • Family service needs assessment
  • Case management, service coordination and advocacy
  • Outreach support services
  • Individual and family counseling

Administrative Services

  • Advocacy
  • Community education and involvement
  • Community needs assessment
  • Resource and program development

Youth Recognition Awards

The Bristol Youth Commission is seeking nominations of youth of all ages who in the last year (March 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014) have volunteered to make a meaningful contribution to their school, community or non-profit organization.  Attached please find the aapplications to nominate a youth or youth group.   Please remember that all nominations must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. 

Qualifying youth will be recognized and honored by the Mayor, City Council and the Youth Commission at the May 13, 2014 City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. If you have any question please call Bristol Youth Services at (860) 314-4690. Thank you.

Youth Recognition Nomination Form 2014

 

 



Contact Us

Bristol Youth Services
51 High St.
Bristol, CT 06010

Ph: (860) 314-4690
Fx: (860) 314-4689
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