Guest Speakers Representing Youth Services
Nanci Leitch ~ Development/Communications Director
Kristy Smith ~ Director of Mentoring
Michelle Sacco ~ Bellows Falls Case Manager
Nanci, Kristy and Michelle, gave a wonderful talk on the services Youth Services provides our adolescents & young adults.
Big Brothers Big Sisters program matches "littles" who are looking for a mentor with "bigs" who wish to offer our youths guidance and support they may not have at home, while teaching them valuable lessons and offering the "littles" stability in a positive relationship.
They also spoke of a young mother's program which offers support to our community's young mothers.  These mothers learn there are people out there who want to see them be the best parent they can be.  They find out that they are not alone and learn valuable lessons from experienced mentoring mothers.
Youth Services offers Crisis Support, temporary food and shelter, engage youths in positive activities to build their self esteem helping them to be wonderful young adults in their communities.  Youth Services guides those who want it to a better education and help them find a career path.
Youth Services have children on a waiting list hoping to have a match made through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  We currently have two active Bigs in our club ~ Thank you Ed and Keith!    It would be great to see more!
Youth Services offers so much more than what is mentioned here. 
Rotarian's, how about putting a team together for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake?