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YEP Field Day

Join us for our 7th annual Field Day! You’ve never experienced Field Day quite like this!

In past years, this event was known as YEP Olympics or YEP Wii Bowling Tournament, but this year, we are trying something a little different.

Show off your free throw, corn hole, and relay skills on Friday, August 12th, at the R.D. Scinto Corporate Drive campus in Shelton.

We will start and end our night at Il Palio. More details will be available soon, so hit INTERESTED and check back soon.

Corn Hole
Egg and Spoon Relay
Musical Chairs
Frisbee Toss
Basketball Free Throw
and more…

That’s right, you can pay to cheat at our field day. Many of our games will have an option to trade your dollars for a better shot.
EX:)Wish you could stand closer to the basketball hoop when making free throws? Each dollar will let you take a step closer.
*All money raised from the pay to cheat option will go to our Back-2-School backpack program fundraising effort.

YEP’s mission is to connect and engage emerging leaders in their 20’s & 30’s in activities that support our community and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce while making the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and its surrounding communities a more energetic, exciting, and active place to work and live.

YEPresent @ Red Lotus

The first YEPresent of 2015 will be held on Thursday, January 8th from 5:30 – 7:30PM at Red Lotus in Shelton.

Join us for a couple of hours of casual networking and fun. Connect with local peers and neighbors.

Please bring some cash with you as we will be raising money for a local family who is facing possible foreclosure and a pile of medical bills. For more information, visit http://www.gofundme.com/is07m4  and share #savenurseginny online.

We are looking forward to an amazing 2015!

To preresister for this event, follow this link

Back-2-School Backpack Drive

Each year for the last several years, YEP has collected money and supplies to fill a backpack (or two) for a local child.

Allison and Alexis reflect on their experiences with this program in previous posts.

This year we have collected over $70 during two YEPresents to help fill the backpacks. The YEPOlympics in August will be the last opportunity to donate either money or items to help with this cause. Our goal is to raise $200 in money and items.

If you would like to donate, please attend the YEPOlympics on August 14th, or email YEP@GreaterValleyChamber.com to schedule a pickup with a Board Member.

Here is a list of items that we need to include in each backpack:

Back-2-School Backpack 2014

So go shopping and let us know what you will be putting in our student’s backpacks. Comment below, on Facebook, or send an email to YEP@GreaterValleyChamber.com



The YEP mission states: YEP’s mission is to connect and engage emerging leaders in their 20’s & 30’s in activities that support our community and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce while making the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and its surrounding communities a more energetic, exciting, and active place to work and live.

We accomplish this mission by focusing on three pillars: Connect. Develop. Support. This post focuses on the Support portion.

When we talk about support, we are really focusing on supporting the community. YEP members team up and do good in the Valley throughout the year.

Some of our annual volunteer events include:

Fundraising is an important way to help support our local organizations and neighbors, but we also provide support by volunteering our time.

For example, each year we have 3-5 teams of 4 or 5 members who participate in the Bowl-2-Benefit event. We also put together a committee of about 10 people to work on the annual Pinktoberfest event. They work on the event details for 4+ months.

We are also always looking for small but useful ways to help out. A few YEP members have, from time to time, been known to get together on a Saturday to paint a classroom or conference room.

We can mobilize quickly during a need. When smoke damage from a fire caused a large percentage of the inventory at My Sister’s Place to be rendered unusable, YEP rallied and was able to collect over 700 pounds in clothing and household item donations.

Being involved in the local community is something we take pride in. This is our community. Whether you spend a few hours or all week in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls, and/or Oxford, you are a part of this community and should feel good about it.

Getting involved not only makes you feel good, it also gets you in front of some important community leaders. The United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council is an organization we work closely with. There are a number of corporate volunteers that work in key positions of local companies that you might be interested in working with or working for.

That leads us back to connect. YEP can connect you to the people you want to get to know. In addition, you will be learning new skills and things you never knew you needed to know. That is develop. So by volunteering with you and getting involved in the community, you can connect, develop, and support.


(425 words by Kayleigh Apicerno)

Bowl-2-Benefit 2013

The YEPers will once again be participating in the BHcare Bowl-2-Benefit program.

This will be the 25th annual Bowl-2-Benefit! We have secured a few spots for members, friends, and family. Join us!

25th annual Bowl-2-Benefit
Saturday March 9, 2013
Milford Lanes

How to participate:
-Form a team of 5 bowlers
-Collect pledges from your friends, family, and peers (each bowler is asked to raise $50)
-A $5 registration fee entitles each bowler to an event t-shirt, soft drink, shoe rental, at least 90 minutes of bowling time, and tons of fun!

Bowl-2-Benefit BHcare webpage:

If you would like to donate even if you cannot bowl with us, you can make secure online donations by clicking on the DONATE button to the right of this post or visit

Please contact us if you would like to bowl on our team. yep@greatervalleychamber.com

Pedal for PCRC Race to Benefit Valley Families

PCRCThis Sunday, July 15th is the Pedal for PCRC race. This is a community friendly cycling event which begins in the PerkinElmer parking lot (710 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton) and tours throughout the Valley. Participants can register to cycle for 15, 30 or 62 miles. The fundraising deadline is September 1, 2012.

The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center has been serving families since 1975. They are the leading provider of behavioral health services to children and families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding towns, serving more than 1,200 children each year, including many who suffer from serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, abuse, and neglect. Through a comprehensive range of programs – Clinical, Family Support, Early Childhood and Community Partnerships – they help these children and their families overcome these emotional and behavioral hardships.

This signature event will lead the way with positive mental and behavioral health for kids in our community. The money participants raise will support funding for the PCRC’s state of the art mental health and behavioral programs for kids and families in the Valley and surrounding towns.

Please think about participating in the race for team YEP, donating to the YEP page, or volunteering for the event. Donations can be given by clicking the link below: