PRESS RELEASE: September 9, 2014

New Board Member Joins Youth Services

Brattleboro— Bobbi Kilburn of Westminster, recently joined 15 other community members in serving on Youth Services’ board of directors. Through 10 programs ranging from Court Diversion to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nonprofit agency helps Windham County children, youth, and families thrive.

The board and staff are looking forward to tapping Kilburn’s background in financial management and business consulting services, as well as her willingness to help with the many fundraising activities of the organization. 

Read more: Bobbie Kilburn joins Youth Services board of directors




He ensured that his support of Windham County youth would outlive him.

In June, the organization's longest-standing board member, Jesse Corum IV lost his fight with pancreatic cancer after a six-month battle.

 "We mourn Jesse's death," stated Barbara Gentry, Youth Services' board president at the time. "Jesse's passing is a tremendous loss for his family, our community and Youth Services. We are indebted to his kindness and fortunate as an organization to benefit from his lasting contributions." 

As a founding Legacy Club member, Jesse Corum ensured that his support of Windham County youth would outlive him by making Youth Services a beneficiary in his will. He also made a leadership gift to its Endowment Fund. 

Explaining his reasons for providing for the future of Youth Services, Jesse asked, "If you can keep on giving after you're gone, why not help the one aspect of a society that can help ensure it has a positive future — its youth?"

Read more: Jesse Corum IV is remembered as dedicated Youth Services leader


PRESS RELEASE: August 29, 2014

Youth Services Parners Artists and Youth to Renovate Harmony Parking Lot Mural

Youth Services is undertaking a renovation of their wall mural in Harmony Parking Lot by partnering with area artists this fall.  The popular book motif will remain, but instead be rendered as a “visual library of artist’s websites,” according to organizers.

“Each book in the mural will showcase the talents and website of a working visual artist from Windham County, explained Youth Services’ Karen Cribari, who together with muralist Scot Borofsky have stewarded this project through the town of Brattleboro’s approval process.  “Because we also want area youth to benefit, preference will be given to artists who agree to mentor youth during the process."

The original bookcase was executed in 2007 over the course of a week by youth working with community members on a design by graphic artist Chris Grotke, who had won the community-wide competition held by Youth Services.

Read more: Artist and youth partner to refurbish mural

Welcome to Youth Services

Since 1972 we have been dedicated to helping families thrive. Our mission is to strengthen relationships and support systems to advance the health development of children, youth and families.

Assisting individuals living in Windham County, Vermont and neighboring towns in New Hampshire, Youth Services can help with problems ranging from the challenges associated with growing up to homelessness, to substance abuse or trouble with the law.

Each year, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and partially funded through individual and foundation donations, this private nonprofit works with an average of 2,000 children, young people and adults. We strive to ensure all clients receive services, regardless of their ability to pay.


How can you make a significant difference in the lives of area youth? 

By contributing to Youth Services financially in a variety of ways. All gifts big and small are greatly appreciated and help underwrite the agency's programs which promote the healthy development of local youth and families and help them gain the skills necessary to lead constructive lives within the community.

Read more: Ways to Give

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