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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: NE Grange Youth Conf.

Exciting News! There will be a Northeast Grange Youth Conference, starting on Fri., July 19 - Sun., July 21 just over the border in New York State. Cost for the conference is $59 plus cost of hotel room.

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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 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.

2024 Northeast Regional Youth Conference Information ...

Exciting News! There will be a Northeast Grange Youth Convention, starting on Friday, July 19, 2024 and running through Sunday July 21, 2024 just over the border in New York State.

Cost for the conference is $59 plus cost of hotel room. Hotel rooms start at $139/night and reservations can be made at https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/JE54R1.

Additional paperwork will be required, please let Youth Director Dawn Anstett know if you will be attending and are interested in competing in any speech, sign-a-song or drill team contests.

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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