"...To expand partnerships between and among the global community resulting in opportunities for students such as: international school partnerships, tutoring, mentoring, cross-generational initiatives, and internships.

                                       from the Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools Strategic Plan

Lymes' Youth Service Bureau

The Lymes' Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) provides is a centralized agency to refer youth to local services, identify and fill gaps in those services, as well as work to improve overall community conditions related to youth. LYSB works cooperatively with the public schools, police, community resources, youth and parents to coordinate both systems and services focused on collaborations that solve community level issues. Specifically, LYSB provides programs and services for youth from the ages of 0-18 in the areas of youth development, juvenile justice, parent education, mental health counseling, early childhood, prevention, and resource referral. LYSB’s after school programs, playgroups, workshops, special events and counseling services make LYSB an integral part of our school system’s community.

Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation

The Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizaton established in 2006 to support and enhance public education in our community. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by an advisory group of members of the community.

Community Service Initiatives

Lyme-Old Lyme students play key roles in our community through involvement in a variety of clubs and organizations. Students can be found providing community service through their place of worship or with local organizations such as High Hopes Therapeutic Riding. Students show civic responsibility from elementary level clubs such as the "Care & Share" committee, to the High School with its Key Club and "Green Team" (which helps to beautify our environment).

Non-Profit Organizations

Local non-profit organizations such as the Lions Club, the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club, the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce and the MacCurdy Salisbury Educational Foundation sponsor scholarships to graduating seniors demonstrating civic responsibility.

Local Businesses

Businesses such as Pfizer have helped our schools with various donations and Dominion which has sponsored our FIRST Robotics Team.

Artist Colony

Lyme and Old Lyme are known for their rich cultural backdrops, most notably our setting as an “artist colony.”  Students are exposed to this rich history from the earliest grades and enjoy field trips to The Florence Griswold Museum or the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and local artists visit classrooms.

Community Resource for Various Activities

The grounds and facilities of the Lyme-Old Lyme Public School System are a community resource. Lyme-Old Lyme provides playing fields to park & recreation programs and facility meeting space for numerous organizations including scouts and New London Adult Education.

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