ACT would like to welcome T.J. Anania to the team. T.J.’s part of the AmeriCorps program and new to Bennington.
Giving Big at the Day of Caring
ACT Youth Empowerment Committee Members teamed up with Teens 4 Change and United Ways of Bennington County on the Day of Caring during National Volunteer Week! Bravo! And THANK YOU!!!!
May is Vermont Youth Appreciation Month
Four years ago, a group of Bennington area youth drafted a statewide resolution to establish a Vermont Youth Appreciation Day. This celebration was a call to action in response to YRBS data that reflected the low rates of VT youth that feel they matter to our communities.
A joint resolution was passed and this home-grown event has blossomed significantly in the years since. This year on Thursday, April 28th at 12:30 pm, Governor Peter Shumlin will sign a proclamation declaring the month of May as Vermont Youth Appreciation Month in his Ceremonial Office at the statehouse in Montpelier.
The CDC class is partnering with ACT this academic school year in the development of a business plan and recommendations for income generating strategies to sustain ACT initiatives and goals. This project is hopes to seek consideration for inclusion in the Southshire Challenge program. VBSR’s presentation is one of many opportunities local youth will have to use their talents, skills and passions to help transform our communities!
ACT Youth Ambassadors came out to help to prepare the Morgan Spring Community Gardens for the coming season as a part of 2014 Global Youth Service Day. Most of the harvest from the garden is donated in support of local food banks throughout the area!
A great story on the project was in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/localnews/ci_25566944/garden-gets-its-season-rsquo-s-start-americorps