Essex CHIPS is currently suspending all face to face services with youth until further notice. This decision follows the governor's orders that all schools are to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please continue to check this page for programming updates.

COVID-19 Updates

6/1/20: Message from CHIPS AmeriCorps Youth Services Coordinator

Essex and Westford Community;

We're currently working on expanding our programming schedule to include more opportunities for Teen and Tween Center youth to engage with their peers. We are growing our current high school programming to support younger students who also want to discuss topics surrounding LGBTQ+ issues, substance use prevention, and community service, all while maintaining the fun, age-appropriate, be-yourself atmosphere of Teen and Tween Center. Please continue to check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for further updates.

Thank you,

Sarah Brunkhorst
VYDC AmeriCorps Youth Services Coordinator

Current Programming

Teen Center

Tuesdays and Thursdays

3pm - 5pm

Zoom Video Conferencing

Youth Leadership Club


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Zoom Video Conferencing

Tween Center


Mondays and Wednesdays

3pm - 5pm

Zoom Video Conferencing

Outlet LGBTQ+ Youth Group


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Zoom Video Conferencing

EHS Speech and Debate


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Zoom Video Conferencing



Monday - Friday

1pm - 5pm

Phone: (855) 273-8336

Past Updates

3/25/20: Message from CHIPS AmeriCorps Youth Services Coordinator

CHIPS Covid-19 Update

3/15/20: Letter from CHIPS Director of Programming

Essex Community;

Based upon the Governor’s announcement that schools will be closed until 4/6, CHIPS is suspending all face to face services to youth, starting tomorrow 3/16 until 4/6. This includes the Teen and Tween Center, FriendCHIPS, ATI, and Outlet.

We appreciate all our volunteers and our youth do in this community and are available to look at technology options to remain connected to you.

Thank you,

Justin Hoy
Director of Programing

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Find us:

2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl.

Essex Junction, VT 05452

Get in touch:

(802) 878-6982

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