Cuyo is a Taino Indian word meaning light or fire. Cuyo Summer Program for youth hopes to shed light on the injustices of the world and teach teens how to combat them.
What does CUYO mean?
Cuyo is a Taino Indian word meaning light or fire. Cuyo Summer Program for youth hopes to shed light on the injustices of the world and teach teens how to combat them. While lighting a fire under them to achieve greater and never settle for less.
What exactly is CUYO Summer Program for Youth?
Cuyo Summer Program for Youth is a summer day program for social change. We help 5 - 15 year-olds from all over the Waterbury Area to make a difference on a cause they care about - centering Black, Latino/a/e, and Afro Latino/a/e art and culture - all while having one of the best experiences of their life. We can't wait to meet you at Cuyo Summer Program for Youth!
What are the benefits of attending Cuyo Summer Program for ?
1. Strengthen your confidence and belief in yourself
2. Develop amazingly close friendships with super nice people who care as much as you do
3. Get tons of ideas and examples of ways you can make a difference on a cause you care about
4. Gain individualized mentorship from experienced staff and like-minded peers in our small program environment
5. Find your voice and be able to speak up about what’s important to you
6. Deepen your understanding of the problems in our world and how to fix them
7. Learn skills you can apply right away to make a difference in your community
8. Improve your social skills while also caring less what other people think of you
9. Become part of an inspiring community of people who will cheer you on long after summer ends
10. Center Art and Culture as a way of economic mobility & stability and center afro-latine art and culture as part of who we are.