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Youth Leadership Development

Youth Empowerment Program

Our Youth Empowerment Program offers a dynamic opportunity for youth aged 14-18 to actively participate in various community tasks. Students will engage in office-related duties, data entry, diaper and food distribution, and contribute to the planning and execution of local events while assisting the JUNTA staff. While the program operates on a volunteer basis with flexible hours, a preference for Spanish fluency underscores our commitment to inclusive community support. This enriching experience enables young individuals to play an essential role in fostering positive change while gaining practical skills and earning community service hours (if needed) for school.

For more information or inquiries, please email Kiana Cintron, Youth Leader.

JUNTA @ Big Turtle Village

For the past 20 years, JUNTA has offered a 5-day free camping trip for children aged 8-12 at Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam, CT. The Camp provides workshops on topics related to the natural environment and encourages children to advocate for the preservation of the environment. Workshops include but are not limited to: Water Conservation; Connecticut’s Wildlife; Entomology; Geology; Why to Recycle & Why Not to Litter, and How to Enjoy the Forest at Night. Other activities include hiking, swimming, yoga, and talent shows.

For more information or inquiries, please email Cheila Serrano, Director of Operations.

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