About Us

Percentage of Worcester Middle School Youth Involved in at least one of YouthConnect's Programs

Executive Partners

  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
  • Friendly House Inc.
  • Girls Inc. of Worcester
  • Worcester Youth Center
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts
  • Y.O.U., Inc.
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts

iStock_000023004827_SmallWe provide programming that promotes academic success, a healthy mind and body and great character among our members. As a member you have access to our state of the art pool where swim lessons are offered daily, a music studio if you want to learn to play the drums, keyboard and/or guitar or if you’re just interested in recording a track. We offer a boxing program for ages 8-18 with the opportunity to train and become a licensed boxer

Other programming offered daily is homework help, social recreation through the games room, health and fitness with activities in basketball, soccer and flag football leagues for girls and boys, as well as gender specific leagues, cheerleading and outside court activities (whether permitting.) We also have a teen room which serves as a hang out space for ages 14 and up.We offer Job readiness programs that prepare youth who are eligible to work with skills such as resume writing, mock interviewing, volunteer services and so much more. Our leadership programs are offered through age specific programming. These Hands, Torch clubs and Keystone are programs that focus on academics, volunteerism and prompting positive attributes for our young members. There’s so much to get involved in. All you have to do is ask “how do I become a member.”

The Worcester Public Schools is not responsible for, or connected with, any aspect of this program and participation in this program is the sole decision and responsibility of the parent / guardian


HOPE Coalition – Civicism & Peer Leadership, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, MSPCC – Embedded Case Management, Safe Homes – The Bridge of Central Massachusetts – LGBT Capacity Building, Worcester Public Schools – Wraparound Zone Manager, United Way of Central Massachusetts – Funder, Fred Harris Daniels Foundation – Funder, Family Health Center – Mass Pep Grant, Worcester Community Connections Coalition, Compass Network – Homeless Youth Network, Worcester Police Department – Violence Prevention Capacity Building & Enforcement, Worcester Violence Prevention Coalition, African Community Education, Ivy Child International, 15-40 Connection, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Greater Worcester Community Foundation – Funder and the Worcester Department of Public Health – Funder