Summer Programs at the YSB

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The Youth Service Bureau provides counseling services, conducts psycho-educational groups for youth and their families, and develops and coordinates prevention and resiliency programs for youth within the community. For information, contact AnneMarie H. Cox, Youth Service Bureau Coordinator at 860-844-5355 or email her at

Art Contest

Impressions”—Granby and the Pandemic

The contest is open to Granby residents in the following categories: Junior participants, in grades 4 to 6; Intermediate participants in grades 7 to 9; Advanced participants in grades 10 to 12; 2020 grads; and members of the Granby Senior Center. More information about requirements and prizes available at

Who’s dating who? 

July 13–17, 4–6 p.m. at Holcomb Farm.

This group is open to boys and girls ages 12–14 interested in doing some hiking and playing outside at the farm, then heading in for snack and discussions exploring relationships from friendships to dating. Participants will have some fun and learn about what makes a relationship healthy and when a relationship becomes abusive. Visit for registration information.

Friendship Circle

July 20–24 at Holcomb Farm

This group for girls ages 9–12 combines outside play and games with guided discussion about friendships, self-image, and society’s expectations of girls and women.

For registration information and times, visit 

Reading about Race

This Zoom-based discussion group is for teens and adults. Beginning with the book, So you want to talk about race, we will meet weekly to talk about what we learn from the minority authors we explore. Register at

Summer Documentary Film Series 

The Granby Youth Service Bureau offers a limited number of “seats” to online screenings of three acclaimed IndieFlix documentaries. The first, Angst, will be available for viewing between June 27 and July 3. Those who register to view it will be sent a link they can use to access the screening. Angst looks at anxiety, and the impact it has on today’s society. 

The second film is Like and will be available between July 25 and Aug. 1. Like looks at the impact of social media and its addictive impact on lives. 

The final film is The Upstanders, and takes a look at bullying today. This last film will be available for viewing Aug. 22 to 28.

Each person registered to view the film will be invited to take part in a panel discussion via a Zoom meeting link. Pending approval from our moderator for the discussions, they are scheduled for 7 p.m. the Thursday of the viewing week for each film. Links to the panel discussion will be sent to each person who registers to view the film. 

Please check the website for registration forms for the films. You may sign up for one or all of the films. Registration is first-come, first-served as we only have 80 seats available for each film.