Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Look What’s Coming!

Spring is on its way, and so are some new programs.

PACT 360: Parents You Matter: Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen and You.    This program for parents will be presented in cooperation with GMMS and the PAC.  Child care and pizza will be provided.  Details forthcoming.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer:  Suicide prevention Training for the community.  This one hour training is available to any community group or group of residents for free.  Appropriate for teens and adults.

SPEAKER Bob Anastas: founder of Students Against Driving Drunk.  Bob is a powerful and motivating speaker. The topic is Check in to a Winning Life.  Bring your teen or tween with you to this engaging night!   Thursday April 3rd.  Location and time to be announced.

Love and Logic Parenting Workshop:  This parenting workshop has been highly praised by the parents who attended the first three sessions. In six sessions you develop the skills to end the power struggles with your kids, build a positive and loving relationship, while teaching them to be responsible humans who understand that actions have consequences.  The Spring session will begin in March.  Registration for this session will be open February 1, 2014.

Y.E.S. Youth Employment Service:  Our Y.E.S. program helps connect local youth interested in earning some extra money with area residents who are looking for some help.  From babysitting to yard clean up, we help facilitate connections between our youth and residents.  The youth application is available on our website.  Call AnneMarie Cox for more information!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Oh the weather outside is frightful.....

Winter is here indeed.  After a short break for the holidays, our winter programs will be back up and running.

GO!, our Guys Only group gets a bit smaller as our activities move inside.  Friday nights find us hanging our at the YSB shooting pool, playing ping pong, or improvising crazy games of dodge ball in the community room!

WOW- Women on the Way is a group of high school age girls, and meets at the YSB most Thursday evenings.  Great snacks and unique activities bring girls back year after year:-)

As always, our counseling services are available for youth and families in Granby free of charge.  This tends to be a busy time of year as most families experience increased stresses post holiday, but as of today, we are still able to serve new clients within a week to two of the referral.

Our Kids Play You Stay group for infants and toddlers meets on Wednesday mornings at the Barn at Holcomb Farm.

Our winter session of Love and Logic, a highly praised workshop that helps parents have more fun while raising responsible children wrapped up the first week of January.  The Spring session will start registration in February.