PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: September 15, 2015

Youth Battle of Bands Held During November Gallery Walk at River Garden


Area youth bands can launch their musical careers by competing at Youth Services’ Battle of the Bands at the River Garden on Friday, November 6, during Gallery Walk night, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

The public is encouraged to attend and vote for their favorite group with their applause, according to organizers. In addition to the audience and youth judges, several individuals from both the recording and music industry will help choose the top band.

“Youth Services’ Battle of the Bands celebrates the entrepreneurial nature of young musicians forming bands and expressing their musical inspiration,” said Russell Bradbury-Carlin, the agency’s Executive Director.

First prize is a full day (up to 10 hours) of professional recording time donated by Guilford Sound, valued at $1500 and other prizes are being decided.

Read more: November 6 is a great opportunity to launch musical career


Youth Services Announces New Executive Director

Youth Services’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Bradbury-Carlin as the agency’s new Executive Director. Youth Services is a Windham County nonprofit which has been helping young people and families thrive for over 40 years.

Bradbury-Carlin comes to Youth Services from Center for New Americans, an agency that works with immigrants and refugees in Western MA, where he was the Executive Director. 

Before joining Center for New Americans, he served as Berkshire Children and Families' Assistant Director. In that capacity, he focused on several programs that served families involved with the Department of Children and Families in MA. 

Before joining Berkshire Children and Families, Russell served as Associate Director of the Men’s Resource Center in Amherst.  There, he oversaw the MOVE program, a batterer intervention program that was recognized nationally and internationally. 

“Russell brings a wealth of experience in social services to our agency with the management background and enthusiasm needed to guide Youth Services into the future. We are excited about Russell’s addition to our already strong leadership team,” said Tom Nunziata, President of the Board of Directors.

Youth Services’ twenty-five employees provide transformative prevention, intervention and development programs from its headquarters on Walnut Street in Brattleboro, a satellite counseling office at Park Place in Bellows Falls, and outreach on the streets and in families’ homes.



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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