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Tag Archives: Many Thanks

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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Know Your “Why”: Youth Build Leadership Skills at Spring Conference

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What follows is a guest blog post written by CeCe Horbat, the Diversity, Equity, & Multiculturalism Coordinator at Spectrum. On May 6th, 2017, we hosted the Youth Leadership Conference at Champlain College. Created by our Multicultural Youth Program, the conference is designed for youth to have fun and learn, while also providing the support they need to …
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Reflections from the Essex Sleep Out

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It is so much harder to go to school without getting to wake up and take a shower and go through your normal morning routine. I struggled to stay focused during the day after the Sleep Out because I was tired.
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Cold night, warm hearts

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Why do people open their wallets, their hearts, and spend a night sleeping outside in the cold when they have their own warm beds at home? It’s simple: we empathize with the young people who are hovering somewhere between childhood and adulthood who lack the basics to survival that we often take for granted.
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