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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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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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David is Sleeping Out because…

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Each year, over 500 people sleep outside in solidarity with youth facing homelessness by participating in the Spectrum Sleep Out. This year we asked one of our returning participants why he chooses to sleep out. David Rose started a Sleep Out team for his company, Rose Computers, years ago and hopes to get other businesses …
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