Youth Bands to Battle during November 3 Gallery Walk
Fierce competition is expected between youth bands during Youth Services’ Battle of the Bands at the River Garden in Brattleboro, VT on Friday, November 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. Opening the event is the indie-rock band Nomad vs Settler, past winners of the Battle of the Bands in 2015. The cover charge is $4 for youth/$8 for adults and includes refreshments and door prizes. More information out soon! Registration for bands is now open until Oct 13.
Youth Services is seeking referrals of youth, ages 14-17, in need of extra support and career mentoring at Brattleboro Union High School and Bellows Falls Union High this year. RAMP meets once a week to connect students with professionals for career-focused mentoring and to encourage them to remain in school and set goals (Brattleboro typically meets after school on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in the TIC conference room, and Bellows Falls meets during Terrier Time on Mondays.) Contact Susan Lawson Kelleher.
In the interest of serving more children in Vermont with mentors, Youth Services transitioned its successful Big Brothers Big Sisters program into a statewide organization named Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont with Youth Services’ previous Director of Mentoring, Kimberley Diemond, its Executive Director. Youth Services underwent a year-long process, with milestones, guided by a transition committee.To volunteer, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (802) 257-0361, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bbbsvt.org.
If you work with youth or young adults who lack or did lack a safe and stable place to sleep in the past year, we encourage you to share your experience by taking part in a survey by the Youth Homelessness Prevention Planning Committee. This survey is geared to service providers, community partners and other stakeholders who support people who have experienced housing instability