County Youth Initiative Update October 2005
I can't believe it's already
October! With the beginning of this new month I
am pleased to share the following updates and opportunities:
* The Youth Initiative is proud to announce the hiring
of Susan Gunther-Mohr as the After
School Activities Coordinator at Leland & Gray Middle
School. The Windham Central Supervisory
Union has taken on this position with funding provided
through the Youth Initiative in an effort to provide
more opportunities for youth in the after school hours.
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* The Windham County Youth
Council (WCYC) and Youth Initiated Grants
will be having their first meetings this week. Young
people from around the county are a part of each group
and are working to empower local youth to have a positive
impact on their communities. I will be sending out an
RFP for youth initiated projects next month and will
keep you updated on WCYC's plans for the 2006 Youth
What About Teens? dialogue
night (this Thursday!)
Have you ever been in one of those meetings where people
talk and talk, but there's no action? You put all this
energy into raising the issues, but can't see how it
is going to help change anything.
This upcoming dialogue night, What About Teens?, is
not one of those meetings. The goal of this meeting,
and others like it taking place around the state, is
to hear from youth and adults about issues facing teens
in Vermont communities to inform statewide policy changes.
Therefore your voice will be heard and your ideas will
be presented to our state legislators to impact positive
change for young people.
When: Thursday October 6th from 7-9 pm
Where: Marlboro Technology Center, 28 Vermont Street,
Partners are members of a team working together toward
a common goal. In a partnership there is give and take,
not just the provision of services and the expectation
that the receiver will comply. In a partnership people
have to truly listen to one another and base actions
on what has been heard. So how does one apply these
concepts of partnership to a group of youth and adults
You might be addressing an issue in the community, planning
an event, doing service projects, or overseeing a program.
No matter what your goal is as a group, there can be
challenges to youth and adults working as partners.
The Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) is
hosting a Youth/Adult Partnership Training on Thursday
October 20th conducted by Green Mountain Peer Project.
Teams of 1 adult and 2 youth are invited to attend this
day long, hands-on training to learn new ways to work
as true partners.
There is a limit of 35 people total for the training,
so contact BAPC today to reserve a spot.
Att: After School Activity
Power of Choice Curriculum
Introduction for After-School Programs
programs throughout Vermont are eligible to receive
a free introduction to the USDA Power of Choice curriculum.
A trained instructor will provide a one-hour nutrition
and fitness lesson. Sites will receive a free copy of
the curriculum and a chance to win $100. For more information
and to locate an instructor near you, call Lisa Ford
at (802) 254-7792 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
This opportunity is provided by the Vermont Department
of Education and the Center for Health & Learning.
If you have an upcoming
event, log onto HelpEmpowerYouth.com
and put it on our calendar!
Thank you for your time and attention.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions
Enjoy your day.