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Youth Connection

State Youth Connection Director:

Dawn Anstett
Riverton Grange #169
235 Old North Road
Barkhamsted, CT 06063
(860) 379-6302

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Jaimie Cameron
Ekonk Community Grange #89

Betty Jane Harrington
Hemlock Grange #182

Rod Anstett
Riverton Grange #169

Youth News ...
Youth News: Youth Conference at the Big E

Spring is here, or at least I am hoping it is. I do not think I have looked forward to mud-season in forever! It has been a tough couple of years and as a teacher, in a school system where we can begin taking off our masks and seeing faces again, spring is needed.

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Youth News: Updates on Youth Contests

Youth interested in public speaking or sign-a-song: Since our region will not have held a conference, the Public Speaking and Sign-a-Song contests and Grange Baseball are being held virtually. The contests will be held Saturday, August 14th starting at 9am eastern. Attached is the sign-up for these contests.

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Youth Notes ...
Did you know ...

Youth Members of Connecticut, for all purposes, will be recognized as age 14-35. The State Grange Youth Director and committee members may be of any age.

2023 Northeast Regional Youth Conference Information ...

2023 Northeast Regional Youth Conference was held July 15 & 16, 2023 at the Vermont Grange Center, 308 West Street, Brookfield, VT 05036. The conference began at 8 AM on July 15th. Attendance was encouraged for Youth Members aged 14-35, but members of all ages were welcome to attend. The Conference featured Regional Contests, Games and Drill Teams. Registration fee of $35 per person included all meals, activities and lodging.

Check back for information on the 2024 Northeast Regional Conference.

Join us on Facebook ...

Click on the button below to go to the CT State Grange Youth Page on Facebook. When on the page, please click the "Like" button. Once you like our page, our updates will show in your timeline - it's a great way to keep in touch with the latest Youth Connction news and information!

Youth Resources ...

In this space we will be highlighting specific resources that we feel are important for Granges looking to expand their youth membership.

National Grange Youth Membership Brochure


National Grange Recipe for Success Booklet:
Activity Ideas for Youth Involvement


Youth Goals...

As always, increasing and/or improving the number of youth members in our State. The Youth Grange Motto is Improvement and Change.

Tools available for Download ...

Visit the Downloads page to find numerous brochures, posters, forms, and more available for download for all aspects of the Grange in Connecticut.

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National Grange Youth Program ...

The National Grange Youth program is designed to provide leadership training and life skills training opportunities. There are only two programs that are age specific; all programs are open to all Grange members regardless of age.

The goals of the National Grange Youth Development department include providing leadership training through a variety of opportunities such as: Regional Conferences, Ambassador Program, John Trimble Legislative Experience, Mentoring Programs and The National Convention, just to name a few.

For more information, visit the National Grange Youth website at:

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