Positive Youth Development Programs
Stratford Community Services offers programs for young people to help them learn new skills, begin to take leadership roles, participate in community activities together with adults and peers and challenge themselves to achieve their full potential. These programs build developmental assets that all young people need to grow up healthy, competent and caring. The more assets young people build, the less likely they are to develop problems.
Eligibility, registration and fees vary for each program. Scholarships are available, and no one is refused participation for inability to pay.
Adventure Challenge consists of both in-school and after-school groups that provide youth with structured, physically and mentally challenging experiences. Youth build self-confidence, set personal goals and learn how to work with others.
During the 2016-17 school year, Adventure Challenge is offered after school for sixth grade students at Stratford Academy.
Stratford's In The Spotlight
In the Spotlight is now sponsored by the Mighty Quinn Foundation and Sterling House Community Center. For more information about In the Spotlight, go to: http://www.mightyquinnfoundation.org/inthespotlight/
Internships are available to high school juniors and seniors interested in the fields of education, child care and human services. Interns work as Adventure Challenge group co-facilitators.
Interested students can contact their School-to-Career Coordinator to determine their eligibility for the 2016-17 school year.