Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Winner Will Take Home $3000
A special feature at this year’s tournament is a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3000 cash. This fundraiser is sponsored by Renaud Bros. Inc. with a helicopter piloted by Mike Renaud. Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win the cash prize. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club. A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold, with the odds of winning are high.
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 next 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.LawsonKelleher@youthservicesinc.org or call 802-257-0361.
In the interest of serving more children in Vermont with mentors, Youth Services is transitioning its successful Big Brothers Big Sisters program into a statewide organization named Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont with Youth Services’ current Director of Mentoring, Kimberley Diemond, its Executive Director. Youth Services has undergone 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.
Do you know the type? Quiet, unassuming, competent and through?
For going on 30 years now Administrative Services Director Gail Bourque has shied away from the limelight, quick to let the credit land elsewhere. Yet she is essentially the "glue" of the organization, the "historian" who directors depend on to tell directors what has been tried before, the one who puts our latest organizational challenge in perspective for staff.
Gail says she likes the variety of what she does: finance, grant management and reporting. Attending to details and the accountability are what keep her engaged. And working closely with our committed and dedicated staff and Board of Directors.
She is clearly a true believer in Youth Services’ mission to transform lives and inspire futures. And contributes also as a generous donor of her free time and treasure.
The world let out a gasp and bowed its head in sorrow when Jessica Southard, a shining star at Youth Services, lost her life in a house fire recently.
She was our Peer Outreach Coordinator in 2012, recruiting and training 12 Street Outreach workers as an AmeriCorps member. Jess made quite an impact with her creativity, her spark and her compassion. She planned Youth Services’ weekly Drop-In Night at the Boys & Girls Club in addition to working with young people one-on-one.
Case manager Michelle Sacco remember how her energy and joie de vivre were contagious and uplifting. “Her light still shines because the brightest stars never fade. Our communities are blessed for having known from this amazing woman of light and hope and promise.” ... See MoreSee Less