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Wednesday March 13, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With a Purpose (G.W.A.P.) - Girls With A Purpose (G.W.A.P)
Program Description:Girls With a Purpose is a free, support group for middle school girls (ages 11-14) that was created to increase the self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence of participants. This program will meet once a week for 12 weeks, for 1.5 hours. This program will consist of 10-12 members. This group size promotes a safe and trusting environment for participants to engage with and support one another. Weekly group topics will include the effects of bullying, peer violence, the risks of social media, cyber-bullying, substance use, and more. Group participants can be referred by parents/guardians, school personnel, or other community agencies.About the Instructors:Ashante Malone, LMSW Youth and Family Coordinator for BPRYCS.Program Benefits: - Provide students with a safe environment to share their questions, concerns, or experiences on topics such as bullying, peer violence, inter-relational violence, cyber-bullying, etc, along with empowering and supporting one another.- Increase a caring school climate by working with a group of students to develop a positive atmosphere, empathy, and social responsibility.- Teach appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills as a means of promoting positive and healthy relationships, as well as coping skills to decrease acts of violence (inter-relational and peer), self-harm, substance use and peer violence. For more information, please contact Ashante Malone, LMSW at ashantemalone@bristol.ct.gov.  
 
Friday March 15, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Kids' Night Out - 03/15/24 - Buzz Worthy Night Out
Program Description:Calling all kids! Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is hosting a Kids' Night Out on the 3rd Friday of the month. Parents and guardians can drop their children off from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for dinner, games, arts and crafts, and more! Pizza will be provided for all participants. We are excited to announce the following theme nights for our Kids' Nights Out: - January 19, 2024 - Glow Night Celebration - February 16, 2024 - Super Bowl/Sports Night - March 15, 2024 - Buzz Worthy Kids' Night Out - April 19, 2024 - April Fools Comedy Night - May 17, 2024 - Decades Night with Tie DyeAbout the Staff:All staff working our Kids' Nights Out are CPR/First Aid certified and have many years of experience working with children. Staff are Paraprofessionals, Behavior Interventionists, education majors, and individuals that love working with children! Program Benefits:- Participants will interact with peers. - Participants will build friendships.- Participants will participate in passive and active recreation.
 
Saturday March 23, 2024
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Private Birthday Party