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Helicopter Golf ball Drop

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle

 WIN $3000!  Help Homeless youth!

Click Here to Buy A Golf Ball to Compete!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the Brattleboro Country Club during Youth Services’ Annual Golf Tourney

One golf ball for $100, maximum sold will be 100.

It’s as simple as that!

Buckets of numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over the 9th Fairway.  The closest ball to the pin wins its owner a CASH PRIZE of $3000!


(call 802-257-0361 x123  to request specific ball)


Sponsored by Renaud Bros., Inc.

SAVE THE DATE for 36th Annual Golf Tournament!

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BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE on April 1 benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program

Families, friends and teams from work are encouraged to save the date of Saturday, April 1 to celebrate the 36th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit  Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program affiliated with Youth Services. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with teams signing up now for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the signature event of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs across the country and is the primary fundraiser for BBBS of Windham County. The success of this event ensures that we are able to continue providing a high quality mentoring program to the wonderful children and youth right here in Windham County!

FIRST, register your team fundraising page by clicking on “set up your fundraiser” then click on “start your own fundraiser” think of a really cool name and set up your page.  Determine your team’s fundraising goal (we require a minimum goal of $50 per person).

NEXT, Register your team for a bowling time by clicking HERE

THEN, start asking friends, family, neighbors, employers, and coworkers to lend a hand by making a donation of their choice.

And Finally…. join us at Brattleboro Bowl on Saturday, April 1 for a fun-filled event with free food, a raffle, giveaways and prizes for individuals and teams that raise the most pledges!

**If you don’t want to start your own team, join someone else’s or donate to the team of your choice!

Learn more about BFKS 2017 here

If you prefer to raise money off-line or in addition to on-line, download:

Team Roster

Bowler Pledge Sheet

Team Captain Packet

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Youth Services Welcomes New Executive Director

Russell Bradbury-CarlinYouth Services’ Board of Directors was pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Bradbury-Carlin as the agency’s new Executive Director in August. 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.

Youth Services programs are accessible to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay. They include Case Management, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Intensive Family-Based Services, Youth Development Programs, Street Outreach, Transitional Services, Family Emergency Response/Runaway Program, Counseling, Juvenile and Adult Court Diversion, and Juvenile Restorative Justice. To make an appointment or obtain more information, please call (802) 257-0361.


Battle of the Bands


Youth Bands Set to Battle at River Garden on Friday, Nov. 6

Youth bands from every corner of Windham County and surrounding areas are set to compete for top prizes at the Battle of the Bands held Friday, at the River Garden, during Gallery Walk night on November 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission to this substance free event is only $4 which includes refreshments and door prizes.

According to organizers, competition is expected to be fierce, with top area youth bands (at least one member under age 21) playing their best in their effort to win a prize that could greatly aid their musical careers. First prize is up to 10 hours of professional recording time donated by Guilford Sound, a $1,500 value.

This event is organized by Youth Services, a community-based, non-profit organization celebrating 40+ years serving Windham County area residents. Sponsoring the event are Hazel Restaurant, Supreme Fitness and the Whetstone Station. Battle of the Band tickets only sold at the door for $4 and cover includes refreshments and door prizes. For more information on this opportunity to compete, call Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 or email

Brattle of the Band Sign Up


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Runners and Volunteers Sought for Catamount Half Marathon and 5K Races on


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Brattleboro, VT—The Catamount Half Marathon, presented by 3 C Race Productions on Sunday, Oct. 4 is being held for the second time in Brattleboro, VT and benefits Youth Services of Windham County.

According to its organizers, the race will start again this year at the Brattleboro Retreat grounds on Route 30. It will run a very scenic course through rural Vermont crossing both the Dummerston Covered Bridge and the historic Rice Farm Road Bridge in Brattleboro, VT as well as along Route 30’s scenic West River corridor. The accompanying 5 K race will give family and friends of the half marathoners their chance to compete as well.

In addition to runners, Youth Services is recruiting 20-30 volunteers to staff each of the six water stations and help direct racers on the race course from 8 a.m. to noon the day of the event. As a result of manning water stops and handling course marshal duties, twenty percent of all entry fees will go directly to support Youth Services programs which provides transformative prevention, intervention and development programs for young people and families in Windham County, VT communities.

3 Race Productions is the same team behind the New England Half Marathon Tour featuring the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon (NH); the Killington Half Marathon (VT); The Freeport Half Marathon (ME); the Fall River Half Marathon (MA); the Colt State Park Half Marathon (RI) and many more.

According to organizers, all runners will be treated to a first class experience featuring ChronoTrack B-Tag Chip Timing by Yankee Timing; technical shirts for all half marathoners; t-shirts for all 5 K runners; finisher medals for half marathoners; pint glasses to overall and age group winners; 6 water stops; port-a-potties on the race course; post-race refreshments including fresh fruit and pastries; a top notch make-your-own goodie bag; and more.

The Half Marathon/5K entry fees are $60/$30 before Sept. 27; $70/$35 up until Oct. 3; and $80/$40 on Race Day. Lead race sponsors are Marlboro College and Graduate Center and Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters. To register, visit To volunteer, email or call (802) 257-0361.