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 email@example.com or visit www.bbbsvt.org.
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!
More than 300 tenth graders attended the second annual Sophomore Career Summit organized by Youth Services, VSAC, and BDCC. Centered at the Latchis Theatre, it was designed for area students to explore career interests and gain information directly from the business community in small groups with panel discussions composed of local professionals.
All area high schools were represented with participants, including Compass School, St. Michael's School and Kindle Farm. Each student attended three pre-selected workshops representative of the 25 career pathways being explored.
Retired from lead roles as a professional ballet dancer in companies in the US, Canada and Europe, Scott Phillips is donating his significant talents to Youth Services' benefit gala and dance show on April 28, as a local "celebrity" tango dancer with Patrice Nolan in "Can Windham County Dance?" up at SIT.
After retiring from dancing professionally, Scott returned to school to study physics which led to work at a biophysics lab and he later transitioned to the business side of the industry, most recently as the General Sales Manager at Chroma Technologies in Bellows Falls.
When Peter Gould of Brattleboro was a boy in Allentown, Pennsylvania he recalls spying on his mom and dad and their friends taking Cha-Cha-Cha lessons from a teacher who made house calls. He says he can still hear those songs in his head.
On April 28, as one of Youth Services' local "celebrity" dancers, he'll been performing another latin dance, the Salsa, with his wife and dance partner Mollie Burke at Youth Services' gala and dance show, "Can Windham County Dance?"
If you've known Peter's role as a long-time director at New England Youth Theatre, you know he's all about helping young people find their voice. Peter is used to the spotlight, having done about 3500 live physical theater performances in many corners of the world.
Matthew Peake is an visual artist who is fascinated with movement. He lives and makes art in Rockingham, VT, his second career after 24 years as a family physician.
His paintings are made from unusual perspectives and many of Matt's subjects, portrayed from a birds-eye view, appear to be dancing, even if in reality they're only standing together.
So it's no surprise that Matt is an avid social dancer throughout the region and that he and Bea Fantini as local "celebrities" have been practicing a Latin dance, the Rumba, to perform at Youth Services' benefit gala and dance show on April 28, "Can Windham County Dance?"
Matt says in his art he discovered the primacy of relationships- that everything exists only in relationship to something else. That could be the motto of the strength-based approach to youth development employed at Youth Services, not to mention his approach to dancing!