We recently sat down with Ariel, one of the youth staff at Detail Works, Spectrum’s car detailing business. Here is Ariel’s story:Continue Reading
A Letter from Mark: It’s All in the Details
“Her name was Ariel. I asked how things were going and she said enthusiastically, ‘I just got promoted! I’ve never been promoted in my whole life!’ She was beaming.”
A recent letter from Mark Redmond, our executive director, on his experience visiting Detail Works, our social enterprise that teaches youth the soft skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
An Inside Perspective from Aden Haji
“Living in Burlington has made me realize the importance of mentorship for youth like myself. Getting involved in the community was a challenge when we moved here.”
Aden Haji and his family moved here in 2003 when Aden was 6 years old. They were the first Somali Bantu refugees to resettle in Vermont.
Calling all non-superheroes! Spectrum is looking for new mentors
You don’t have to be a superhero, all you need to be is a friend. There are about 50 mentees waiting to be matched and the commitment is only about four hours a month.