Youth Ambassadors come to a close for the school year!

The Youth Ambassadors Program comes to a close for the academic year, as students in the program prepare for the summer, and some prepare to graduate. Their last meeting was on Thursday, May 26th. Pictured below are the students with all the donations from the last project of the year.


last yap meeting 2017

Pictured left to right are three of this years members, Katie McCartney (freshman in high school), Cindy Stearns (senior in high school), and Caroline Crawford (freshman in high school) posing for a picture with all the donations they aqquired for the last project of the year, a donation drive for the local Second Chance Animal Shelter!

The students worked hard through out the year, spearheading three major projects that would better their community. A toy drive with Broc in December, a donation drive for a project called Dorie’s Promise in collaboration with Grace Christain School later in March of 2017, and a donation drive for Second Chance Animal Shelter this May.

All of the students in involved in the program this year (Sophia Prandini, Darby Martell, Katie McCartney, Cindy Stearns, Caroline Crawford, and Arianna Barrios) worked hard and attended meetings when they could take the time to do so.  We at ACT are so proud of our Youth Ambassadors working hard to better their community!

If you or someone you know is interested in joining Youth Ambassadors next year to expand and do even more awesome things, please do so! There will be an updated application on this website soon to come!


Thank you for all your hard work Ambassadors 🙂

2016 Sticker Shock Campaign Kicks Off

“At four liquor stores, some 40 cases of alcoholic beverages now have a bright yellow and black warning sticker on them.

The Sticker Shock Campaign is a collaborative effort amongst several community organizations to stop those selling alcohol to minors. The movement started on Wednesday when about six youth from Teens 4 Change and the Center for Restorative Justice’s (CRJ) Student Hope and Opportunities Program (SHOP) placed stickers on cases.

Bennington Beverage Outlet, Mincer’s Mini Mart, Willy’s Variety Store and Martin’s Mini Mart are participating in the campaign.”

Per the Bennington Banner. Full article can be found HERE

Accio Hogwarts Fun!

The first ever Hogwarts Family Day event was produced by ACT’s Youth Empowerment Committee as an intergenerational event for the community. Nearly  250 persons  were transported into a clever, fun, free community event celebrating all things Harry Potter!

Thank you for your hard work committee members and thank you to all of the community members and businesses that showed such incredible support for this worthwhile event!!!