Naugatuck Youth2Youth is a youth leadership group focused on empowering youth in Naugatuck to take an active role in their community. Participants plan community events and service projects and work with the coalition to learn about, understand, and address various issues within the community, including substance use, suicide, and problem gambling. Many participants involved in Naugatuck Youth2Youth attend the annual Youth to Youth Eastern States Conference at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The conference focuses on substance use prevention and youth leadership development using a youth-led and adult-guided model. Some of our youth even apply to be Youth Staff at the conference, and spend two extra days getting facilitation and leadership training.
Naugatuck Youth2Youth meetings are currently on hold and will be back with new programming soon!