Middle School

Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3 & 10, 2:15-4:00pm
For middle schoolers, a workshop to explore careers and life goals. The middle school years are a time of life when many questions, ideas, and insecurities can emerge. This workshop is designed to provide a judgment free zone for discussions about life goals and purpose. Mentors from the Mentoring Corps for Community Development (MCCD) will facilitate. For more info Career Explorers  CLICK HERE

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15-4:00 p.m. at LYSB
First day is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
This is a drop in program and a permission slip is required.  Come hang out with your friends while listening to music, playing pool, games, Wii, crafts & snacks.  Students may get a pass for the LOLMS late bus.  Registration fee: $50/year.  Scholarships available.

A community service group open to all middle school students interested in helping out within their community. Jr. Youth Advisory Council members will work along side LYSB’s High School Youth Advisory members on a variety of community service projects that come our way. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (first meeting 10/2).  This program is free but all participants must register.

Meets every other Tuesday, 2:15-3:45 p.m. in LOLMS Cafeteria
Looking to find your own voice, spark conversations and promote positive growth? Strive is a leadership group focused on developing communication, inspiration, problem-solving and creativity to advocate for yourself and others. Members will cover topics of online safety, healthy peer relationships, alcohol, drugs, and other risky behaviors. Empower yourself, peers and the community by creating safe alternative solutions to these topics.
Facilitated by Heather Congdon, LYSB Prevention Coordinator.  Next Meeting October 8th

Four Mondays: November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 2:15-4:00 p.m. An intense sitter safety and training course appropriate for babysitters, big brothers and sisters, and children staying home alone for the first time. This course touches on a variety of safety skills such as basic first aid, fire safety, and 911 skills. Fee is $50 and includes supplies, snacks, and guest speakers.

Monday, December 9, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Add this valuable class to your LYSB babysitter’s course and learn how to save a life! Learn CPR and how to clear a blocked airway in children and infants. Parents want to hire babysitters who know CPR and can help kids who are choking. Instructors will teach you everything you need to know to provide lifesaving care during a cardiac or choking emergency in this class. Class cost is $55 and awards a Certificate of Completion.


fall dates tba
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group for Middle Schoolers
Connect with your peers with T1D at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau
59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Facilitated by: Jodie M. Ambrosino, PhD 
Gluten Free Snacks Will Be Provided.  Pre-register online at www.lysb.org or by email to LBuckley@lysb.org  Questions?  860-434-7208

winter dates tba
A three week empowerment program for girls in grades 6-8.
“The shortest distance between isolation and belonging is a Circle”  Join us each week for a new theme and activity designed to increase girls’ self esteem, body image, and social support.   During this program girls will:
*Develop connections and feel included
*Build strong interpersonal skills
*Strengthen self-care and well-being, even under stress
*Dissolve barriers to respect, confidence, and empathy
*Nurture friendships
This program is free.  

Discover the world of engineering through hands-on, minds-on activities! In these exciting, educational programs, students will need to use and apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum. Participants will use a variety of mediums such as recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood, LEGO®, and more. With activities ranging from bridges, to rockets, to green engineering, participants are sure to have a blast while learning fundamental engineering terms and concepts along the way! This program is open to students from all area towns. Students can take the bus from Mile Creek and Lyme Schools directly to LYSB. Fee: $125/session.  REGISTER

  • SESSION II Ages 9-14:  November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
  • SESSION III Ages 9-14: January/February tba, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Fall dates tba
A group running program for girls age 8 and up, training for a 5K finale!  Meet at different locations each week for a group run followed by half hour meeting. We will run on local trails, the high school track, and other locations in L/OL.  Our meetings will cover topics such as embracing differences; stretching; nutrition; dealing with injuries; “your look”; team spirit; stress relief; goals and plans. Fee: $55/girl.  Limited space available. Ages 8 and up. 

Winter dates tba
2:15 t0 4:00 p.m.
For middle school boys
Boys Council aims to promote boys’ natural strengths, and to increase their options about being male in today’s world. The Council challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man”. It engages boys in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question stereotypical concepts and to increase boys’ emotional, social, and cultural literacy by promoting valuable relationships with peers and adult facilitators.  This program is free but requires registration.  Late bus passes available.

GIRLS CIRCLE For Grades 6 to 8
Girls Empowerment Workshop
Winter dates tba
Join us each week for a different theme and activity designed to increase girls’ self-esteem, body image, and social support. Late bus passes are available.  During this program girls will:

  • Develop connections & feel included
  • Build strong interpersonal skills
  • Strengthen self-care & well-being, even under stress
  • Dissolve barriers to respect, confidence & empathy
This program is free.