Smith Bernard


PYD Youth Representative & BOE Reporter

Smith serves as a member of Let Youth Lead (LYL) – a youth advisory think tank for Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

In his 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.

Smith is looking forward to empowering young people in Waterbury to create positive change in their community with LYL. It is their vision that young people will influence the issues that affect the daily lives of young people.

Hear from Smith
“I am a part of Let Youth Lead (LYL) to help give back to the community I was born and raised in.”

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.