The Boys & Girls Village organization will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and Harvest Welcome event on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2-4 p.m. on its Milford campus. The event will celebrate the official opening of a new Program Services building, which will become home to many community based services aimed at helping at-risk children and families create healthy developmental pathways.

At 3 p.m., members of the executive team and dignitaries will cut the ribbon on the new 15,000 square foot building with representatives from the State of Connecticut and organizations who assisted with the planning, design, and construction of building.

Self-guided tours of the new facility will be offered, as well as the opportunity to see the expansion of the Charles F. Hayden School, serving grades K-12. An installation documenting the organization’s 75-year transformation into a leading comprehensive behavioral health agency will also be on view.

“The opening of this building will be symbol of our progress, as this agency continues to develop into a leader in specialized care and education for emotionally troubled children,” said Dr. Steven Kant, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Village. “We’re grateful to the State of Connecticut, Newtown Savings Bank, Bismark Construction and architect John Wicko for making this building a reality, and we encourage everyone to come celebrate this symbol of success.”

Boys & Girls Village will provide refreshments, courtesy of Meatball Heaven, one of three youth-run businesses in the organization’s Work to Learn program. There is no charge for this event, and everyone is welcome. Boys & Girls Village is located at 528 Wheelers Farms Road in Milford. For additional details, visit https://www.bgvillage.org/ or call Ashley Keller, 203-556-9695.

For 76 years, Boys & Girls Village, Inc. has been one of Connecticut’s leading providers of behavioral health, educational and permanency planning services for at-risk youth and their families. Since its founding, Boys & Girls Village has touched the lives of thousands of children and families from 50 different Connecticut communities, providing behavioral health, educational, family preservation and stabilization, and vocational services with the belief that all children can develop a healthy developmental pathway. Learn more at www.bgvillage.org.