City of Bridgeport Department of Youth Services

(Programs and Services offered)


The City of Bridgeport Youth Service Department works in partnership with many local service providers to ensure youth ages 5 to 21 have opportunities and experiences to learn and grow in a structured environment. The department subcontracts and provides direct services for prevention activities that include the following :

24 After School and Summer Lighthouse Programs sites and 7 Before School Programs

BYC- Impact (program designed for 6th-8th graders) at most Lighthouse sites
A host of youth & family focused activities & services, pre-school nutrition, crisis intervention, Juvenile Review Board activities, parenting classes, out of school time initiatives, etc.

(YSB Agency Page)

Working Papers for age eligible youth

Training & Employment Programs

Teen Activities/Workshops/ Programs (Teen Programs)

Middle School Sports and Clubs

(For more information on each please click on the appropriate additional Links)

It is our goal to support children, youth and families so all children, adolescents and young adults reach their full potential and become productive citizens.



Additional Links


Lighthouse (After School Program)
Bridgeport Youth Club (BYC)

Middle School Sports & Clubs
Teen Training and Employment
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Service Bureau (YSB)
Youth & Family Resource Link
Fall & Winter Activities Guide   2016/2017
2017 Summer Activities Guide
Work Permits


Contact Information

Tammy Papa


Lighthouse Main Office
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 301
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7262
Fax: (203) 576-7239