I hope you will consider supporting DYS on March 5 by going to www.fcgives.org and making your donation. Here are just a few reasons why!
- Supporting youth strengthens the community through fostering skills that help children meet their life goals – contributing to a healthier society
- Empowering youth to do well in school both academically and socially helps build strong communities and schools contributing to the desirability of living in the Greater Danbury Community
- Challenging youth to learn positive life skills and coping mechanisms boosts self-esteem and confidence leading to better decision making and less negative behaviors
- Being pro-active prevents dangerous and careless behaviors in community youth, which helps raise the quality of life for our children and their families
With your help, we will reach our $5,000 fundraising goal on Fairfield County Giving Day.
DYS Leadership Statement:
Julie Schmitter, MPA, Executive Director, email@example.com
DYS TARGET Program – Making a Difference!
What People Are Saying About Danbury Youth Services, Inc.
“My counselor has shown me a lot about my anger and how I can control it. I’m so excited that DYS has paid for summer camp – they even gave me the bike I needed for camp. When I was in a car accident, my DYS counselor helped me get new eye glasses.”
“This is a place where I feel safe to talk about what I want. I feel listened to and it makes me feel comfortable. The counselors are helpful and respectful but never push to far. I am getting to release any pent-up emotion to someone who cares and it feels good.”
“Before GAL’s Club I was smart, fun, secretive, and shy. Now I am still smart and fun but am also confident, brave, easy going, and I have friends.”
“As a leaders in GAL’s Club, I help others as much as I can. Before joining the club, I did not know how to make friends.”
“Coming here has helped my family to understand each other more – it makes us feel closer.”
“Coming to DYS has helped me learn not to be a bully. My teachers made some changes that my counselor suggested, and its helped me do better at school”