- Decide To Be Kind
- Women's Self Defense
- One-Night Programs
- Project Linus
- Support our troops
- Spirit Dance
Decide to Be Kind
The Decide to Be Kind committee was formed in the summer of 2015 by Ellington Youth Services and the Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC) with a mission to provide inspiration, education and resources to build a kinder and more compassionate community.
Help us brainstorm how to keep the Decide To Be Kind Movement going by offering events, programs and activities. Visit our website to find out how you can join the Decide to Be Kind Movement.
The next Decide to Be Kind Community Meeting will be on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm at Ellington Youth Services at 31 Arbor Way.
New members are welcome.
Check out our video:
Visit our program page for information on
Spirit Dance - a program for special needs children.
Women's Self Defense
Ladies, do you know how to self defend yourself in the event of danger? Are you aware of your surroundings when leaving the mall or grocery store and have kids in tow? Come learn the skills to keep yourself safe.
When: Monday, November 13th
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Place: American Karate, 175 West Road in Ellington
Register: email Tress Giordano at email@example.com
Visit the Parenting program page for more info on adult one-night fun programs:
Sketch Night at LuAnn's Bakery- October 13th
Paint Night at LuAnn's Bakery - November 10th
String Art (two night-er) at Youth Services-January 5th and 19th
Mason Jars at Youth Services-February 9th
Volunteer Blanket Making club
This club, hosted by Ellington Girl Scouts, will be making blankets again to be donated to "Project Linus." The Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Their blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources. These blankets provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
AGE LEVEL: 5th grade to 12th grade
All skill levels are welcome. We will be knitting, crocheting and weaving. Participation can count towards community service hours.
WHEN: October 2nd, October 30th, November 6th, November 13th, November 27th and December 4th.
TIME: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Please register on Activenet . Code: Blanket.Club2
Support our troops! Decorate a medal to be sent to a member of the military.
When: Thursday, November 9th
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Place: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Register: by November 7th, email firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDS TOUCHING HEARTS is a global outreach effort developed by Rockville resident Ann M. Cosgrove (Ann-spirations). Her program gives Americans of all ages the opportunity to create medals of appreciation for members of the military.
The night will include decorating a medal ribbon that will be attached to a hand made medal (made by Ann) and writing a personal thank you note that will go with the medal to a service member.
Medals are given out at military bases and healthcare facilities. No specialized artistic skills are required to participate. All materials are provided. The only thing you supply is a heartfelt desire to say "thank you" to our service members.
To register (by November 7th), email Deb Stauffer at email@example.com. $5 will be collected at the door (covers cost of medal and postage).
Decide to be kind spirit dance
Children with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon learning to dance ballet, jazz, and hip hop by area dance instructors. Non-residents welcome!
Special guests will be there as well as a t-shirt given to each participant.
Refreshments will be included.
*To become a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Sunday, November 19th
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Place: Ellington Middle School Gym, 46 Middle Butcher Road
Register: Register on Activenet. Code: SPIRIT.DANCE
31 Arbor Way
Ellington, CT 06029
31 Arbor Way Ellington CT 06029
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: 860-870-3130Fax: 860-870-3198
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Evening appointments for counseling are available.