Youth Advisory Council The Council will convene their first Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 4:00 pm.
All teens of Norwich are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about a Norwich Youth Advisory Council. This teen-led Council will be tasked with shining a light on what Norwich can do to involve teenagers in town. Do you want more planned activities? A dedicated space? Just to be left alone? We want to hear it all! Representatives from the library, the Recreation Department, and other community organizations will be on deck to listen to your ideas and help support your decisions. These events are sponsored by Norwich Recreation and No with funding via a Prevention Network Grant through Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and The VT Department of Health.
We have drafted a quick survey to start to the discussion and to get to know one and another a bit before Wednesday 29th at 4pm.
Please fill out the following form or youth their parents should fill out the form: https://
Roger Arnold, Community Engagement Librarian will be sending a zoom link for the meeting upon completion of this online form.
For questions, contact myself or Brie Swenson Recreation Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share widely and invite friends to join in.
American Red Cross Blood Shortage
COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed. The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols.
A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers.
IASC MHPSS RG children's storybook 'My Hero is You - How kids can fight COVID-19!'
Our new non-profit, Future Genius, is hosting a summer program at Frances C. Richmond Middle School for Ages 10-13 that focuses on 21st century sustainability education and stewardship:
July 6-10 - ECO GENIUS (Environmental Studies) - Design activities for an eco footprint challenge
July 13-17 - BETA MASTERS (Video Game Design) - Build a video game for a seed investor pitch
July 20-24 - ELECTION 2020 (Political Science) - Prepare a candidate for a political caucus
Through exploration of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including ending poverty, fighting inequality, and tackling climate change, Future Genius leadership programs activate youth to become agents of change—future leaders and problem-solvers—energized to transform the world. Learn more at https://www.futuregenius.org/
If willing, we'd love your help to spread the word about Future Genius.
1. Can we hang a poster in your school? See attached poster example.
2. Could you share our flyer with your school community? See attached flyer. We recommend digital distribution via email.
3. We are offering full and partial scholarships to attend Future Genius this summer. Do you have a student with the intellectual interest for Future Genius sustainability leadership, but may face financial hardship at home? Rather than reviewing personal tax returns, we are asking school administrators to nominate a worthy 10-13 year old student at https://www.futuregenius.org/