The Youth Leadership Program of New Milford is merging with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut effective this fall. The New Milford program was started more than two decades ago. Over 465 New Milford High School juniors and seniors have participated in community service and leadership development through the program.
The Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut is a service learning volunteer program for youth age 11 to 18 in the Greater Danbury area, engaging more than 575 youth in educational and service programs. The organization also runs a Summer of Service camp.
The United Way of Western Connecticut announced that the new organization will incorporate key aspects from each group to develop community service and leadership skills in youths.