Youth Making a Difference in Bennington and BEYOND!

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Come help clean up our community on Global Youth Service Day – April 27th!!!

Beautify Bennington is special community project coordinated by the ACT Youth Ambassadors, Better Bennington Corporation and local AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers!

“Everybody Knows Somebody” National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” –Gloria Steinem

Nicole Rau, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

…My time as a sociology major was filled with late nights spent in the depths of Dinand Library writing papers about gender.  It is a topic that I have come to love and understand better than I originally thought was even possible.  Its complexities and direct application to everyone’s life make it, perhaps only for soc geeks like myself, an interesting, ever evolving topic to discuss…

To read more, visit: http://vistarau.blogspot.com/2013/02/everybody-knows-somebody-national.html

The infographics in this blog post come from http://www.nationaleatingdirsorders.org. For more information on eating disorders or about the National Eating Disorders Week please visit: http://www.nationaleatingdirsorders.org The Eating Disorders Helpline number is 1-800-931-2237.

Abuse is not love.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

 
8% of local teens say they have experienced physical violence by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year- Seniors reporting the highest numbers*
 
5% of local teens say they have been sexually assaulted*
 
Even 1 teen abused is 1 too many.
Help a friend by texting them the free hotline number so they can share it with others. 802-442-2111