Dear King Street Center friends, Joyce Judy, President of Community College of Vermont, recently described her door - the threshold to college - as "one of the heaviest in the state." So many barriers keep people from taking the step to explore higher education, primarily fear, family culture, financial concerns, or lack of accessible role models. At King Street
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Established in 2011, the Jake Agna Award is presented annually to a youth who exhibits a high level of leadership, curiosity, humor, teamwork and respect for self and others. This year's recipient is Nayan Rai, a 9th grader at Burlington High School and Teen Program member since 2015. We love that Nayan engages in respectful, authentic conversations with adults,
(This article appeared in King Street Center's Fall 2018 newsletter, mailed to over 3,500 homes! If you'd like to receive our semi-annual newsletter, contact email@example.com) Did you know that across the country, the highest rate of school expulsion is from preschool? “Young children are being expelled from preschool at an astonishing rate, often because of challenging behaviors such as
Check out our YouTube Channel Here! 2015 Time Lapse Video of an entire year of our demolition & re-build! 2011 King Street Center video preceding our Raise the Bar Capital Campaign, by Mt. Mansfield Media
King Street Center kids visited Merrymac Farm in Charlotte six times this summer to learn good horsemanship. This means mucking out the stalls, grooming the horses and learning how to ride and trot. Farm owner Era MacDonald and a group of volunteers introduced the youth to the horses, bunnies, kittens and chickens that inhabit the picturesque spot. Eva Sollberger of Seven
5/16/18 Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented King Street Center in Burlington with a $5,000 donation to support the organization’s summer teen programming. The funds will help cover the cost of daily meals, tutoring and various adventures. King Street Center’s Teen Futures program provides middle and high school youth with the opportunity to develop their interests and learn new
This Team Of Vermont City Marathon Runners Couldn’t Be More Inspiring May 4, 2018 Lisa Lynn On May 27, Meb Keflezhigi will race at the Vermont City Marathon. He’ll run alongside Vermonters with equally inspiring stories. Meb Keflezhigi is hard to miss. At 43, he is lean and sinewy, a body sculpted by years of running. He is 5 feet,
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
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.