Youth Appreciation Day 2021

May is Youth Appreciation Month in Vermont, and each year we come together to celebrate Bennington youth for all that they contribute to the community!

On May 8th and May 22nd, ACT hosted Youth Appreciation Day “Pop-Ups” at the Bennington Farmers’ Market and Lion’s Park in North Bennington. We teamed up with ACT member and artist Amy Anselmo and “Bill” the VW Bus, and gave out over 100 free YAD Bags to local families, which were filled with activities, resources, and crafts.

Our Youth Appreciation Day mascot: “Bill” the VW Bus!

Celebrating local youth!
Modeling the “Clarity Beads” bracelets, an activity included in the teen YAD Bags.
Thanks to the Bennington PD’s Operation Copsicle for providing free ice cream to youth!
Youth volunteer Ben with K-9 Gracie.

Thank you to our community of local organizations, businesses, members, and volunteers for contributing time and materials to make this celebration a success!


Clarity Beads Tutorial

The activity bags for middle and high school students include kits to make “Clarity Beads” bracelets! See below for a tutorial for making yours:

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