Want To See What We Have Been Up To?
Free lunch served for kids and
teens 18 and under at Branford, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook and Deep River
To find more go to http://www.endhungerct.org/summer-meals/ but please note all locations are not listed on this webpage
The Chalkboard is BACK!
Look for us throughout the summer.
Tuesdays afternoon - Downtown
Thursday late afternoon - Surf Club
Friday June 16th 1:15pm
Polson Middle School Auditorium
A play about underage drinking,
peer pressure and fitting in.
Written, directed and performed by
Daniel Hand High School students.
Shifting the perspective on stress and social pressure in our lives through songs and stories
May 17, 2017
Brown Middle School Auditorium
· Musical performances by the cast of the
anti-bullying musical “Her Song.”
· Insights from Madison kids about stress and
· A message to empower parents
· Culmination of the Stand up and
A free community event for parents and kids to experience together. Tables with
information and local resources will be available before and after the event.
May 17, 2017
Brown School - Drawing
Tickets on sale for a chance to win a meet and greet with Nick Fradiani.
Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Youth and Family Services.
April 20, 2017
A fundraising event to benefit: Stand Up and Speak Out!
A non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth by supporting them in their exploration of their interests and passions in a safe, substance and judgment free environment.
An anti-bully campaign that spreads awareness and support as well as promoting the PSA musical "Her Song" that will be premiering at the Ivoryton Playhouse.
Hidden in Plain Sight Interactive Display, and Current Drug Trends Roundtable
April 5, 2017
9am-4pm and reopen at 6:00pm
Round Table Discussion: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Town Campus - 8 Campus Drive - Madison, CT
The Hidden in Plain Sight program will allow parents, and other adults to walk through an interactive exhibit of a teen’s room to find potential signs of drug use. The display will run through the day. In the evening, the public is invited to attend a round table discussion in the Hammonasset Room with key community stakeholders as they discuss the current trends with our youth.
March 2, 2017
All parents are welcome to join us for a student lead panel on March 2nd at Polson Middle School in the auditorium to learn about stress and what you kids are dealing with; and different ways you can help them.
More information to come.
To RSVP to Under Pressure
February 15, 2017
First Congregational Church of Madison - Chapel
26 Meeting House Lane
This month’s WOW service will welcome Sue Kruczek from Guilford. After losing her son, Nick, to a drug overdose in 2013, Sue began to tell how Nick's addiction started in order to increase awareness, break the silence and stigma, and help save someone else through sharing her story of the heartbreak of losing a beloved child to addiction.
Also speaking will be Sean Scanlon who was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly on November 4, 2014 and is currently serving his second term. Sean was instrumental in passing the CT bill that ensures that all emergency vehicles carry Narcan to reverse opiate overdoses.
Potential Legalization of Marijuana
and the Impact On Our Youth
January 25, 2017
Guilford Community Center
25 Church Street Guilford
Audrie and Daisy Documentary Screening
November 17, 2016
A candid and chilling expose indictment of rape culture and social media harassment. The file explores this new public square of shame from the perspective of the teenagers, their families and the boys involved in the assaults.
Caring Community Creates
Plan to Raise Awareness
In 2015, MADE in Madison and Madison Youth and Family Services gathered data, and discovered that 11% of our young people had reported that they have attempted suicide at least once. The teens also reported to feeling high levels of stress.
In response, on October 1st Madison Youth and Family Services held a suicide awareness event on the town green, providing information, and messages of hope to dozens of attendees. The messages continued thought October and into November with a billboard along Route One on November 7th, and a display of while flags on the town green, representing the 11% of Madison teens who report that they have attempted suicide. Each flag has a black semicolon, representing that their story isn’t over yet.
MADE & MYFS Chalkboard
Youth and staff from Madison Youth and Family Services and MADE have teamed up to create a community chalkboard!