On May 5, 8:30 - 5 p.m., Spectrum Youth and Family Services will be hosting their 3rd annual Multicultural Youth Conference at Champlain College. King Street Center is pleased to be a collaborating partner by hosting sessions called “First Hand." Participants can expect comfortable, casual conversation with young adults who will share their first hand experiences about how to
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In their March meeting, the Board of Directors bid farewell to Jay Strausser (right) as he completed his final term in this important leadership role. After a dozen years of service, Vicky Smith says, "I will miss the kindness, insight, and energy Jay brings to every meeting, every event, and every important decision in the life of King Street
Congratulations to our determined, disciplined City Market sponsored-team from King Street Center who successfully competed in the Jr. Iron Chef competition earlier this month. They won the Mise en Place award, meaning, "Everything in its place." Rukiya, Hawa, and Annika exhibited all that we celebrate in our Teen Futures program every single day - practicing new experiences until they become part of your life's tool kit.
Announced on NBC5, King Streeter Rukiya Awayle has been selected from many applicants to be one of four runners to race with "Team Meb" in the Vermont City Marathon May 27! "Meb Keflezighi is one of today’s most inspiring runners, having overcome significant challenges and adversity to rise to the top of the running world..." (Read more here.) We are SUPER
"The King Street Center charges tuition no higher than the state's subsidy rate, so qualifying families pay nothing for childcare. For a child attending full time, tuition is about $186 per week, Smith said. The cost of delivering that care is much higher. "We could never ever make it on what the subsidy pays," she said. "Not for an hour." To
VOTE HERE FOR Mark, Lynne & Hassan! By Gabriella Tufo Strouse, Community Outreach Director “It takes a village,” was the somewhat cliché subject heading of a back and forth email thread between Mark Johnson, Lynne Tiballi, and myself 5 years ago. Together, we were making a plan to advocate for special services at school for a boy named Hassan,
In our December "annual appeal," I shared the story of Hawa and her path to Champlain College. In the letter, we quoted part of her application for the Roxane Leopold Scholarship. This letter to our community is the most critical fundraising effort of our year. I hope Hawa's story inspires you as much as it does me. “As a
Sunday Studies! For the first time, King Street Center will provide academic support on Sunday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. This drop-in tutoring opportunity is for students middle or high school only. Any student seeking support is welcome - not just youth enrolled in King Street Center programs. Snacks will be provided. We are seeking tutors, age 16+ to take
Megan Carpenter from MyChamplainValley.com visited King Street Center and highlighted a great mentoring pair, Kadar & Tyler. "It's tough for many people to imagine life without their best friend. For kids and teenagers in the Junior/Senior Buddy Mentoring program at Burlington's King Street Center, their best friends are mentors too. 12-year-old Kadar Jafar and 30-year-old Tyler Vendituoli met six
The King Street Center family celebrated our 2nd annual High Five appreciation event on November 16. This "thank you" is a time to show gratitude for our amazing staff, donors, volunteers, community partners, and kids. This year's honorees were: Donor: Lisa Steele - long-time friend & donor who has generously supported Kids on the Ball, Teen Futures, and King