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The Beginning of Everything

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We recently sat down with Ariel, one of the youth staff at Detail Works, Spectrum’s car detailing business. Here is Ariel’s story: “I came from family that wasn’t exactly the smartest or the nicest. No matter where you come from or what you have experienced—good or bad—it all adds up and you just grow from …
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Aden Haji: An Inside Perspective

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Spectrum’s Multicultural Youth Program (MYP) was launched in 2015 to support youth who are from immigrant families or self-identify as multicultural. 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. “Living in Burlington has made me realize the …
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“I Can Be Stronger”

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Playing Soccer Builds Leadership Skills for Multicultural Youth     “I like coming here and playing soccer–because as a girl, you can show them you can be fast, you can be strong, and you can play with them and be better than them.“ Thanks to our donors, Spectrum is building programs in the Burlington community …
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