The Power of Youth and Young Adults

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”  
– Robert F. Kennedy
Veronica Ariel, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
…The majority of the 50 volunteers who were engaged in the I Have a Dream Community Service Day were young adults from Southern Vermont College (SVC), and youth from Teens 4 Change, an outreach program through United Counseling Services, and the Alliance for Community Transformations Youth Ambassador Program. These volunteers inspire me! They gave up their day off from school to give back to their community and make a difference for a local non-profit, and they did a fantastic job! In the future, we are planning a Global Youth Service Day service event! I believe in the power of young people working together to accomplish great things and the capacity of young people to give back compassionately and to make a difference…

Abuse is not love.

Teen Dating Violence Image

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

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