Marilyn Buhlmann is the first Restorative Justice volunteer to be honored in Youth Services Hall of Fame. Inducted last month, Marilyn is recognized for her 22 years of service as a Diversion Board member. "I love the act of giving, being able to share myself and my resources with this wonderful community that I have made my home for the past 50 years," she said. Recognized by staff as a "natural" at this work, she is described as an unusually compassionate and effective volunteer.
Any time of year your donations matter! Any time of year there are young people in crisis who are turning to Youth Services. Any time of year even a modest contribution can go a long way with a community-based nonprofit like Youth Services. We parlay your gift into more services for young people and families. Give because you can and it'll make you feel good. Give to honor a friend or in memory of a loved one lost. If you're having a birthday or anniversary and don't need more gifts, suggest your friends, family or colleagues make a donation to Youth Services in your honor. No matter what your reason, Youth Services counts on your generosity!
Workforce Development Expands Using Mentoring Model
“Build trust first and skills second,” is a key concept behind Youth Services’ approach to workforce development efforts in Windham County communities in the coming months. Our programs will offer a spectrum of employment services with a low barrier to entry. Paid young adults (ages 18-24) will be mentored in a cohort model in all aspects of screen printing business. Youth ages 12-17 will receive one-on-one mentoring.
Youth Services participates in the national and local strategies to combat the opioid epidemic!
Our Executive Director, Russell Bradbury-Carlin returned recently from Atlanta where he attended the RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, an event for decision makers and allied professionals working to address this public health emergency.
We so appreciate all the sponsors of our dancers at Can Windham County Dance? 2019 last Saturday. Together they raised close to $10,000 to support Youth Services' critical safety net for area young people.
The trophy for top fundraisers went to Cara Wolff and Dr. Jesper Brickley who raised $4298 of the total. Shout outs to dancers Melissa Kuralt, Julie Lineburger & Joe Cincotta, Margo and Richard Langlois who all raised over $1000 from their circles.
Remember the HUSTLE? Dr. Jesper Brickley met his wife, Cara, on the dance floor at a bar in Boise, Idaho where they danced the night away.
These days Cara says her dancing mostly takes places in her kitchen with one kid on her hip or occasionally in her jewelry store in downtown Brattleboro, when no one is looking! Jesper typically has his hands full with patients.
On April 27 they'll be dusting off their dancing shoes and "hustling" to raise money for Youth Services' critical safety net!