• A Day of Volleyball

    A Day of Volleyball, 10 am-1 pm, Newtown Youth Academy, 4 Primrose Street, free program for Newtown children ages 5-10, join instructor Tom Czaplinski and other coaches and high school athletes to learn how to play volleyball and important skills including passing, serving, setting and hitting, hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation, online registration needed (search for Activity 319502A; call office on

  • PeaceBuilders Will Help Kids Become More Resilient

    PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17.  Helping kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12/14 is a priority of the group.

    PeaceBuilders will engage kids from 11 to 14 years old in a transformation process to help them become compassionate global citizens building a culture of peace.

  • Bruins A Hit, Stanley Cup Shines, UConn Women Share Skills At NYA

    The youth of Newtown got to see the softer side of the bruising, hard-hitting members of the Boston Bruins during the National Hockey League team’s visit to Newtown Youth Academy on February 18. The very next day, members of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball family came out for a fun-filled clinic at NYA. United Way served as the liaison between the Bruins and Huskies and community for these events.