Welcome to Youth Services

Ellington Youth Services has been in existence for over 20 years. Our mission is to provide programs and services that help Ellington youth connect to their families, schools, peers and community.


The staff of Youth Services is here to support and assist children from birth to 18 years old through many life transitions. We provide programs that strengthen and develop essential life skills needed to succeed in many challenges facing the youth of today.


YS Staff
L-R: Tressa Giordano (Youth Program Coordinator & Rise Above Advisor), Kathy Larew (Previous Rise Above Advisor), Diane Lasher-Penti (Youth Services Director), Debbie Stauffer (Prevention Coordinator).