Our Summer Youth Employment Program matches a teenager with a local employer who agrees to partner with us. A participant is matched to a job and commits to working six weeks between July and August, between 15-20 hours per week. The Town of Madison pays all the wages through a grant with the Department of Labor and provides support to the participants through an orientation and ongoing contact at each jobsite.
We would like to thank our local businesses who have agreed to partner with us and guide these students to a successful first-time job experience:
As the Youth Services Bureau for the Town of Madison, and a member of the Connecticut Youth Services Association, MYFS began humbly in 1983 with a single employee. MYFS has since developed its programming to address the community needs for youth counseling, social/emotional education and substance prevention efforts, as well as establishing programs that train and empower youth to become actively involved in the issues that impact them directly. These programs have grown in number and evolved over time. Our Peer Advocate and Peer Helper programs have become trusted resources for youth in need of help and support. Today MYFS provides a full array of programs and services that support the health and welfare of our youth and families of Madison. We subdivide our three main functions to include Clinical Services, Positive Youth Development and Community Support.
“The agency exists to foster the healthy development of the children of Madison and their families through progressive programs that offer prevention, community coordination and treatment services.”
MYFS is designated as the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) for the Town of Madison as defined under Connecticut General Statue section 10-19m. A Youth Service Bureau (YSB) “is an agency operated directly by one or more municipalities that is designed for planning, evaluation, coordination, and implementation of a network of resources and opportunities for children, youth, and their families. In addition, ysbs are responsible for the provision of services and programs for all youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of their communities.” For more information about YSBs and their vital role within the communities they serve, visit: