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Author Archives: Spectrum Staff

Are Vermont’s Institutions Failing Transition-Aged Youth?

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This is a recent speech given by Sam Bolz, a Spectrum staff member that works in the Burlington Drop-In Center, during a KidSafe Legislative Forum. It was so genuine and powerful that we wanted to share his humble words publicly as well. “The vast majority of the youth that we serve are “transition-aged,” people who …
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Restorative Justice in the Winooski School District

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Written by Kayla Loving and Carly Ngo from the Spectrum Multicultural Youth Program for the Winooski School District Newsletter The Winooski Restorative Justice for Multicultural Youth Project, launched in 2020, is a collaboration between the Winooski School District, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, UP for Learning, and the City of Winooski with funding from the …
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Federal rule change will harm transgender youth experiencing homelessness

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A message from Mark Redmond, Spectrum’s executive director, and Dana Kaplan, executive director at Outright Vermont. On Aug, 6 the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is proposing changes to the Equal Access Rule passed under President Obama in 2016 to protect homeless individuals who identify as transgender. The rule …
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