The Partnerships For Success (PFS) Coalition, a Stratford Youth and Family Advisory Board committee, is working to reduce underage drinking by raising community awareness of the problems associated with underage drinking and limiting youth access to alcohol. The coalition brings together community leaders, school officials, police officers, parents and youth to send a clear, consistent message across the community that underage drinking is inappropriate, unacceptable and harmful.
As part of this work the PFS Coalition is interested in understanding parents’ attitudes about underage drinking and drug use among Stratford youth. Through this survey we will be able to better serve our youth with local prevention programming and information on underage drinking and other drug use. Your answers will also help us provide information that can assist parents in helping their children.
Please give us 4 minutes of your valuable time to complete the following 15-question survey by following this link: Take survey.
This survey is completely anonymous so please be as honest and complete as possible.
Teen Music, Art, Dance & More on the Menu May 18th
The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department will hold its semi-annual “Rising Stars @ SLA” program on Saturday, May 18 from 1-5 pm in the Lovell Room. A town-wide creative arts performance event geared to all Stratford teens, the program is free and open to the public.
“This is really an effort to get teens to share their creative talents in a non-competitive environment”, is how Teen Services Department Head Lucretia Duwel describes the popular program. A casual, unstructured afternoon of music, dance, stand-up performance, comic vignettes and poetry, “Rising Stars @ SLA” will also exhibit a variety of artworks, sculpture and photography by Bunnell and Stratford High School teenagers. In addition, the afternoon will offer musical performances, singers and an open mic.
Area high school and college students are encouraged to actively take part in “Rising Stars” and share their talents by registering with the Stratford Library Teen Services Department at 203.385.4167. The public is also invited to attend and light refreshments will be served. Further information is available on the website at www.stratfordlibrary.org. The program is made possible by a Youth as Resources Grant from Stratford Community Services. The grant was awarded to the library’s Teen Creative Writing Group who are organizing and performing at the program.
Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, view movies and share their artwork. Bring a friend! Note new time!!
Wednesdays - Lovell Room
Upcoming club meetings:
Musical theatre teens meet monthly to learn, share and create their own performances here in the library.
Thursdays - Lovell Room
A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.
Other activities: volunteer in the Children's Department, our annual book sale, our summer reading program and more.
Youth Review Board
Lovell Room--3:30 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays)
A monthly group of high school teens who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings. Get your writings published or perform your own work.
We meet from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Lower Level Board Room. Meetings are on Monday evenings.
Links for Creative Writing Group videos, podcasts, Varied Voices and our Facebook group.
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MLA Citations/Organize a Resarch Paper
How to document bibliographic information using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
Science Fair Central
Ideas, suggestions and support for your science fair projects!
U.S Department of Education-Financial Aid
Pathways to the World of Work for Young Adults
Connecticut Dept. of Labor offers teens information on careers, college, "hot" jobs and much more.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Take the latest online practice tests for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB and many, many more. All free with your library card.
Internet and Word Processing computers especially for teens are available in the Teen area of the library.
For middle and high school students; earn high school credit, enhance college applications, meet other teens or just have fun! A great experience for the summer for all teens.
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For middle and high school students to earn high school credit, enhance college applications, meet other teens or just have fun! A great experience for all teens. Call for more info!
Stratford Library has volunteer opportunities for everyone! To find out how you can help call (203) 385-4167 or stop by Teen Services.
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