Local opportunities for youth to build leadership skills, connect with like-minded peers, or get involved in community events.

Local Youth Programs & Events

Looking for things to do in the area, or causes to get involved in? Want to meet other young people with similar interests? Check out this list programs, activities, and resources offered by local community organizations!

Join the Youth Leadership Group

Do you want to support your peers and help make your school and community a healthier place? Students at Mt. Anthony Middle School are invited to join the Youth Leadership Group (YLG), a youth coalition that focuses on peer-to-peer substance use prevention and mental health initiatives. The YLG is a safe space to explore topics related to teen mental health and substance use, and to build skills to take action on these issues. Want to get involved? Email us!

Learn about last year’s YLG’s projects »

Hang Out at the Space Place

The Space Place is an afterschool club at Mt. Anthony Union Middle School that is a safe space for being with friends, working on projects, or just hanging out. All are welcome! 🏳️‍🌈 Join us on Wednesdays for snacks, crafts, and games. Contact ACT Coordinator Alyssa Irizarry for more information and to sign up.


Become an ACT Youth Representative

Serving as an ACT Youth Representative is a great opportunity to build leadership skills and make your voice heard in the community! As members of our coalition, Youth Reps give advice and support for our youth-targeted projects and represent the youth voice in our work. Interested? Get in touch!

Submit to the Youth Photovoice Contest

Each spring, ACT hosts the Youth Photovoice Contest, which challenges local youth to use photography to promote healthy choices, reimagine public spaces, and celebrate community. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of local leaders, and the top picks win a prize pack of gift certificates to local businesses.

Learn more & submit »

Celebrate at Youth Appreciation Day

May is Youth Appreciation Month in Vermont, and ACT hosts an annual Youth Appreciation Day event to celebrate youth of all ages and all that they add to our community!

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