Youth Appreciation Day 2017!

Youth Appreciation Day happened this Saturday!! Familes and kids of all ages attended, and had a great time, enjoying the live music and endless activities provided! It was a beautiful day, perfect weather for such a wonderful event.

This year the event was planned by 3 AmeriCorps VISTAs who work in the community. Rachel Newton, Elyse Belarge, and Rebecca Raymond. They collaborated with many community partners to make it happen.  In the following years, Youth Appreciation Day will become even more of a community project, giving everyone an opportunity to participate in such a wonderful day!

Youth Appreciation History: This was the fourth annual Youth Appreciation Day in Bennington, VT. Each year it gets bigger and bigger. The goal is to show youth they are appreciated in their community for all the hardwork they do, and help they offer.

This year there were 23 booths, and a ceremony recognizing youth who serve in the community, and really try to make a difference. As well as free food and activitites.

ACT had a photobooth, for kids to come and take pictures in a frame that stated, “YOUTH APPRECIATION DAY, THANK YOU!” to let the kids know how much we appreciated them and all that they do! There were fun props and other things that the kids got to pose with, and of course some parents as well! Take a look at some ot fhe pictures taken, and how much fun everyone had! Maybe you’ll see yourself!!! yad2017photobooth6yad2017photobooth1yad2017photobooth2yad2017photobooth3yad2017photobooth4

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