Ellington Youth Services

High School Programs






High School students - Do you have a talent, hobby or passion you'd like to share with others? Do you have an idea for turning this talent, hobby or passion into a youth program or activity? 

Ellington Youth Services is excited to present "LAUNCH MY IDEA," a platform for talented high school students to develop and lead innovative programs and activities for Ellington youth.

The process is simple. You think of an idea for a one-day or multi-day program or activity, then share the idea with Youth Services and if selected, you will work with Youth Services to develop a project plan for a youth program. Please see more details in the LAUNCH MY IDEA flyer and letter below. The proposal can be downloaded, then complete and return to Youth Services.

Click on the logo below to watch our video and hear about our current ideas that have been launched into successful programs!



                     LAUNCH MY IDEA FLYER        LAUNCH MY IDEA LETTER

                                     LAUNCH MY IDEA PROPOSAL



Volunteer/Employment - Tutors for Homework Clubs

Youth Services runs several homework clubs in the elementary school which meet once a week in eight-week sessions. High School students can volunteer or work as tutors/mentors for the younger students.

To apply please complete an employment application at Youth Services at 31 Arbor Way.

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Schools


Rise Above

A group of high school students in Ellington with a mission of offering high school students the opportunity to learn and apply leadership skills along with being role models to their peers. This group provides various community services activities and programs. 

The next meeting will be January 6th at 7 pm at the Ellington Senior Center at 40 Maple Street (across from the high school).

For more information, visit our Rise Above page.