Word on the Street

Word on the Street…

…is where you can read our unfolding story – all the latest goings-on, accomplishments and activities happening inside & outside of King Street Center.

January is National Mentoring Month


Happy National Mentoring Month! Instead of a "Mentor of the Year" contest, this year MENTOR Vermont invited programs to celebrate "ambassador" stories. We are excited to feature Bonnie & Kada from our program! Read about them and other terrific mentoring pairs from around the state right here https://www.mentorvt.org/ambassadors-of-mentoring/ RSVP for the Youth Mentoring Celebration! Register for FREE here! (Please RSVP by

January is National Mentoring Month2020-01-16T15:30:55-05:00

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ King Street Center


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ King Street Center from the desk of Jehan Dolbashian, Administrative Assistant In late October, King Street staff arrived to an empty center, void of the normal patter of toddlers and preschoolers running across the gym floor and excited afterschoolers bustling in at the end of a long school day. Instead, the chatter of eager

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ King Street Center2019-12-04T14:24:52-05:00

High Five Awards Appreciate Five!


Watch our tribute to Frank! Watch our tribute to Very Merry Theatre! Watch our tribute to Jenna! Watch our tribute to Dealer.com! Watch our tribute to Hunter! (slightly edited for consideration to social media policy of youth)   The 4th annual High Five Appreciation Awards Celebration on November 13 honored our volunteers, our staff, our donors, our youth, and

High Five Awards Appreciate Five!2019-11-19T11:09:47-05:00

Wish list items for the “King Street Store”


From the desk of Education Director, Deena Murphy King Street "bucks" are incentives for good deeds and hard work. Students are given the "bucks" to reward good work in reading or math, helping a friend, picking up trash without being asked etc. Tutors, teachers and staff can give students the "bucks." Every few weeks, students can spend their "bucks"

Wish list items for the “King Street Store”2019-11-19T12:10:02-05:00

The Citizen reports: King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm


EMMETT GARTNER Community News Service  As the sun set on a picture-perfect crisp autumn Saturday, horses neighed and excitement filled the air at Merrymac Farm in Charlotte ahead of a special open house.  Friends and family members of kids who attend Burlington’s King Street Center arrived to see firsthand what their youngsters have been up to for the past

The Citizen reports: King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm2019-10-14T10:16:54-04:00

Flat King Street Kids


                  From the desk of Deena Murphy, Education Director There are lots of ways to take a vacation if you are creative. You don’t have to get in a car or on a plane to experience new places and make new friends. This summer, King Street students designed and colored flat

Flat King Street Kids2019-08-23T07:42:30-04:00

Summer Events – having fun while doing good!


King Street Center's summer isn't all about kids and summer camp fun. It's also our opportunity to raise critical funds to support King Street Center programs. Two-thirds of our annual $1.3 million budget is raised privately. Yes, that's from friends, foundations, and local businesses! Events are a great way to celebrate the work of King Street Center, build relationships,

Summer Events – having fun while doing good!2019-08-23T15:45:11-04:00

“I wonder what special magic your eye will see?”


A number of young King Street Center kids had the great privilege to explore nature through poetry this summer. JC was our guide and we are thrilled about our budding partnership.  Learn about her work here and how you, too, can get involved! Here are some of the guidelines she uses to make each experience special: Soak in the

“I wonder what special magic your eye will see?”2019-08-26T11:07:08-04:00

Premila Peters joins King Street Center Board of Directors


At the June 2019 meeting of King Street Center's Board of Directors, Premila Peters was elected to start a 3-year term. "We are thrilled," says Vicky Smith, Executive Director. "It's a privilege to have Premila's voice at the table and we are grateful she is willing to extend her commitment to King Street Center to be both a mentor

Premila Peters joins King Street Center Board of Directors2019-08-23T15:53:37-04:00
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