Melanie Adames


Marketing Chair

Melanie serves as the youth representative and chair of Let Youth Lead (LYL) – a youth advisory think tank for Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

In her role, they are responsible for centering young people’s lived experiences and expertise to generate new ideas that push forward the BTS mission & vision to ‘Build, Transform & Sustain’ Waterbury’s children, youth, and families in school, career, and life.

Melaine is looking forward to getting involved in the community and helping out in initiatives to support the great future of our community. It is her vision that LYL will expand its current platform to engage with more youth voices in the city of Waterbury.

Melanie is a Waterbury Public School student. In their spare time, they like to volunteer in the community, play the drums and work with youth.

Hear from Melly

“I am a part of Let Youth Lead (LYL) because it helps me become more involved within my community and is a platform for young people like me to become an advocate.”

Meet Let Youth Lead

Our talented team of dedicated youth come from diverse backgrounds, skill sets and strengths. Together, they are dedicated to generating new ideas to build youth power in Waterbury.