Career Development and Athletic Development Programs – For High School Students
Monday through Thursday (School Days): 1:30PM – 5:00PM
The purpose of the B.A.G.S. programs is to assist teenage boys and girls in becoming productive citizens within society by obtaining and increasing life skills to be successful. Through guidance, mentoring, and coaching, students are taught work ethics in addition to applying, securing, and maintaining employment.
Throughout the program, students are engaged in weekly workshops that discuss topics that relate to the work place (sexual harassment, drugs and alcohol, attire, attendance, etc.). Students are also taught how to write a resume, money management, and conflict resolution. Students receive biweekly stipends for their performance in the program. Deductions are made when students break a rule, miss a day, or misbehave.
It is our goal to build self-esteem and motivation within high risk teens by teaching them that they have the potential to be “a better Me”.
Student Development – For Elementary & Middle School Students
Monday through Thursday (School Days): 3:00PM-5:30PM
B.A.G.S. After School program provides home-learning assistance, enrichment, and intervention activities in a fun and structured environment. Children benefit from educational support such as individualized and small group instruction. In addition to academics, children will be engaged in sport activities that are designed to improve social skills as well as increase self-esteem.
This program provides a safe learning environment that constitutes learning. Our primary focus is to teach and reach children that are unable to be successful within traditional classrooms. It is our goal to emphasize to all children that they can be a high achiever.
Our mission is to get youth into positive work and play situations. All activities take place out of the River Baldwin Recreation Center at 135 E. Liberty Street and are open to all public youth.
Youth Prevention Basketball League
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 pm-5:15 pm )
Ages 10-14 (Free to play but must register)
Sponsored by the BAGS Foundation CT, The Hispanic Coalition and SALSA Inc. This is our seventh year running our recreation Basketball League run by Recreational Assistant, Jessica DiBattista.
Call 203.574.8342 to register your child