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Category Archives: Youth Development

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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Finding Home

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When she was 8, Kayla went to the police and asked them to put her in foster care. Her mom had made a habit of leaving her alone for days, with no food and no one to look after her. With your help, Kayla—once without a home of her own—builds her future.
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What Advice Would You Give a Room Full of Parents?

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Our Executive Director, Mark Redmond, spoke on Friday, February 6th at the TEDx Burlington event. Mark told a story about how he’d received an email from someone asking, “I am going to be teaching a parenting class at a local school. What advice would you give to a room full of parents?” His answer also …
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