Youth Enrichment Services
Youth Enrichment: Grades 6 – 12
The mission of the Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones (YES2) is to provide meaningful opportunities to students in grades 6 – 12 by developing skills, inspiring leadership, and encouraging talents of the youth team. Through participation in training, mentorship, events, and workshops, participants are provided with tools and confidence to impact children, find success in future endeavors, and become lifelong learners.
Youth Enrichment Opportunities
YES2 Exhibit Guide
Provide hands-on facilitation of museum exhibits and gallery content for the visitors. The YES2 Exhibit Guide assists staff in keeping exhibits neat and clean, and reports any problems to museum staff. In this role, the participant can also create and put into motion educational activities for visitors. You are an ambassador of the museum to all of our visitors!
One of the biggest and most fun parts of being in YES2 is being able to attend — and in many cases, help create — events that are just for YES2 participants. These activities are designed to strengthen your social-emotional skills by introducing you to new people and new friendships. These events include Movie Nights, Comedy Nights, Culture Nights, picnics, field trips, and social outings. New and lasting friendships are a cornerstone of YES2 and these events are the heart of them!
YES2 participants have formed several clubs — there might be one for your interests! You can help shelter animals and be a part of the Mutt-i-grees® program with the MUTTS Club, plan and make videos with the Film Club, play games new and old in the Gaming Unplugged Club, create fantastic art in the Art Club, or even create your own club!
Art and Culture Exchanges
Share your experiences as an American teen with students in other countries. ArtLink, a collaboration with Creative Connections, partners the YES2 program with art classes from around the globe to learn about world culture and share artwork. Past partners include The Gambia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Jordan, Brazil, India, Russia, and Uganda.
Benefits of Participating in YES2
- Opportunities to enhance life skills, gain leadership ability, and strengthen confidence
- Hands-on workplace experience in a fun, creative, and dynamic award-winning museum
- Reference and letter of recommendation based on performance
- Strong and lasting friendships
- Exciting activities and adventures solely for participants in the program
- Opportunity to apply for our scholarship award
- Building of social-emotional skills
The YES2 program is made possible in part by the Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.