Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Inc.

groups & programs

Non-profit counseling and social services agency, providing a diverse offering of programs 

Haffty Youth Development Programs

SYFS operates unique, specialized programming and services for youth throughout the year. Many of these programs are designed to build skills, provide opportunities for personal growth, and foster healthy relationships.


LeadHERship Summer Program

Middle school girls have lots on their minds: fear of losing old friendships and making new ones, navigating peer pressure and bullying, worrying about fitting in and new academic pressures. At LeadHERship, girls will learn how to strengthen their self- confidence, manage emotions, and communicate better with friends and family members. There will be plenty of practice in decision making, coping with difficult situations, preparing for physical changes, and problem solving too! They will learn how being healthy and empowering one another will help them become all they are meant to be. They will practice growth mindset, setting goals and thinking about ways to make the most of themselves! 

Summer program will run:  July 8-11, 2024 and July 22-25, 2024 through the Shrewsbury Enrichment Program.


Harry Potter and the Enchanters Program

Welcome to Harry Potter and the Enchanters, a program for kids who want to learn about mental health and have a love for the Harry Potter series written by
J.K. Rowling. Throughout the Harry Potter books and movie series, the main character Harry Potter expresses negative emotions and identifies tools along the
way to help him manage those feelings. This program will allow children to learn about mental health, identify tools and coping skills to help manage fears and
worries, challenge negative thoughts and identify positive thinking, and explore hopes and dreams for the future. The program will also include fun activities such as sorting kids in their own Hogwarts house, creating wands, and participating in team building exercises.

February break will run:  February 20-23, 2024 through the Shrewsbury Enrichment Program.  

Summer program will run:  June 24-27, 2024 and July 15-18, 2024 through the Shrewsbury Enrichment Program.