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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl. Essex Junction, VT 05452

© 2017 by Essex CHIPS, Inc.

PROGRAMS

TEEN CENTER

The Essex Teen Center after school program provides engaging activities, healthy snacks, and great opportunities for youth-adult and peer interactions for students who attend Albert D. Lawton and Essex Middle School.

Learn more about our Teen Center.

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ABOVE THE INFLUENCE

Members of Essex Above The Influence (ATI) don’t just promote the message of rising above negative influences, they live it. They serve as peer educators, statewide advocates, and plan substance-free community events.

Learn more about ATI.

TEENLINE / SAFE PLACE

TeenLine is a pilot program of Essex CHIPS that seeks to connect area youth with a broad range of services that enable them to live healthier lives and better fulfill their potential. TeenLine is not simply a phone line for youth, but a life-line toessential services, which can be accessed by phone, texting, social media, and in-person.

CHIPS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

 

Is a job bank program for youth ages 13-17 in Chittenden County. The purpose of the YES! Program is to connect local youth to employment opportunities with adults in the community who need jobs done.

TWEEN CENTER

The Essex Tween Center after school program provides engaging activities, healthy snacks, and great opportunities for youth-adult and peer interactions for students who attend Thomas Fleming School.

Learn more about our Tween Center.

HEALTHY YOUTH COALITION

The Essex Healthy Youth Coalition is a collaborative of local partners who combine resources to address risk behaviors that threaten the well-being of youth in our community.

Learn more about the Essex Healthy Youth Coalition.

GET INVOLVED

Looking for new ways to give back to the Essex community? Essex CHIPS is always looking for new faces to get involved with our programs! Click here to find out how you can get involved today.

OUTLET YOUTH GROUP

We want to create a safe space for the LGBTQ + community and develop connections. Discussing difficult topics, sharing stories, and above all, honoring and celebrating youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities!

FRIENDCHIPS

FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring school-based mentoring program that empowers 3rd - 8th grade students in the Essex Town community to make healthy life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.

Learn more about FriendCHIPS.

ADVENTURE ORIENTATION PROGRAM

Incoming Essex High School freshmen embark on a multi-day backpacking journey along Vermont's Long Trail. Upperclassmen and adult trip leaders join to provide a meaningful orientation experience for participants as they form friendships and gain valuable wilderness skills. Learn more about our Adventure Orientation Program.

DONATE

To help us continue to providing meaningful opportunities for students, consider renewing your contribution to CHIPS or becoming a first-time donor. Check out our donate page to learn about different ways you can support our work.