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Category Archives: Skills Program

A year of “you-are-not-alone”

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2018 at Spectrum was made possible by our incredible community of donors, volunteers, and mentors. As one of our youth recently said, “I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be now if it weren’t for Spectrum welcoming me with open arms when no one else would.” Spectrum youth are some of the …
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It’s All in the Details

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  Here is 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.     Last summer I ran into a young woman in our counseling waiting room who works for Detail Works, …
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Thank you for keeping our youth in your heart.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us at Spectrum.
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Cleaning Cars, Transforming Lives

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Recently, Jack Thurston of NECN visited Detail Works, our new social enterprise. Detail Works is a deluxe car detailing shop that gives job skills and life skills to our youth and empowers them to practice having a job in a supportive environment.
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The Game of Life

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As part of my senior capstone project, I developed a life skills training program for the youth in Spectrum’s supported housing. The Game of Life helped youth practice their money management skills. The cooking module was designed to show the youth they can cook healthy, fresh meals for a lower cost than buying pre-prepared food.

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