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PO Box 6008
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: (802) 257-0361
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PRESS RELEASE: September 9, 2014
Brattleboro— Bobbi Kilburn of Westminster, recently joined 15 other community members in serving on Youth Services’ board of directors. Through 10 programs ranging from Court Diversion to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nonprofit agency helps Windham County children, youth, and families thrive.
The board and staff are looking forward to tapping Kilburn’s background in financial management and business consulting services, as well as her willingness to help with the many fundraising activities of the organization.Read more: Bobbie Kilburn joins Youth Services board of directors
Youth Shelter Coordinator
Youth Services is seeking FT staff for our Youth Shelter Coordinator position. Be part of a supportive and innovative team helping to transform the community & it’s resources for young adults (16-21) who are homeless or unstably housed. Provide direct service to clients & oversight of youth shelter.Read more: Youth Shelter Coordinator
PRESS RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Jesse Corum IV
In June, the organization's longest-standing board member, Jesse Corum IV lost his fight with pancreatic cancer after a six-month battle.
"We mourn Jesse's death," stated Barbara Gentry, Youth Services' board president at the time. "Jesse's passing is a tremendous loss for his family, our community and Youth Services. We are indebted to his kindness and fortunate as an organization to benefit from his lasting contributions."
As a founding Legacy Club member, Jesse Corum ensured that his support of Windham County youth would outlive him by making Youth Services a beneficiary in his will. He also made a leadership gift to its Endowment Fund.
Explaining his reasons for providing for the future of Youth Services, Jesse asked, "If you can keep on giving after you're gone, why not help the one aspect of a society that can help ensure it has a positive future — its youth?"Read more: Jesse Corum IV is remembered as dedicated Youth Services leader
PRESS RELEASE: August 29, 2014
Youth Services' Harmony Parking Lot Mural will getting a facelift.
Youth Services is undertaking a renovation of their wall mural in Harmony Parking Lot by partnering with area artists this fall. The popular book motif will remain, but instead be rendered as a “visual library of artist’s websites,” according to organizers.
“Each book in the mural will showcase the talents and website of a working visual artist from Windham County, explained Youth Services’ Karen Cribari, who together with muralist Scot Borofsky have stewarded this project through the town of Brattleboro’s approval process. “Because we also want area youth to benefit, preference will be given to artists who agree to mentor youth during the process."
The original bookcase was executed in 2007 over the course of a week by youth working with community members on a design by graphic artist Chris Grotke, who had won the community-wide competition held by Youth Services.Read more: Artist and youth partner to refurbish mural
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 15, 2014
Kimberley Diemond is Youth Services' new Director of Mentoring
Youth Services has hired Kimberley Diemond as Director of Mentoring for the organization. In addition to serving as program manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters, she will also provide oversight of the agency’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) which serves youth ages 13-17 in need of extra support at three high schools in Windham County.
Julie Davenson, Youth Services’ executive director, said they are fortunate to have Diemond assume this leadership position for their mentoring programs. “Experience working with low-income youth and families, skills in fundraising and volunteer management, and a passionate belief in the transformative nature of mentoring are all skills that Kimberley brings to this position,” stated Davenson.Read more: Director of Mentoring Hired
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Youth Shelter Coordinator
Youth Services is seeking FT staff for our Youth Shelter Coordinator position. Be part of a supportive and innovative team helping to transform the community & it’s resources for young adults (16-21) who are homeless or unstably housed. Provide direct service to clients & oversight of youth shelter.Read more...