090113 Appalachian Mountain Teen Project Receives $2000 Grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund (380 w/2 col MVSB Fund) 2 col. photo
MEREDITH — The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP), a non-profit, community-based prevention program that operates throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, has received a $2,000 grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund. These funds will help support the organization's activity-based mentoring program, which uses a powerful combination of interventions to encourage the social, emotional, economic, academic and vocational success of young people facing challenging life circumstances.
The activity-based mentor program fosters resilience and leadership skills in youth through group activities and weekly one-on-one mentoring in the school setting from a professional staff member. The group events range from school activities to day long and multi-day/overnight trips focusing on outdoor wilderness adventure and experiential education. The program also provides opportunities for older participants to serve in leadership roles.
"With recent budget cuts at the state level, many community programs have had to close or cut services," said Nathan Boston, Executive Director for Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. "With support from local organizations, we have been able to continue helping local youth that are facing challenging life situations with few resources available to them. We appreciate Meredith Village Savings Bank's willingness to support this initiative to give struggling children and young adults a second chance at a bright, successful future and the opportunity to build friendships and mentor relationships that will last a lifetime."
The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) was initiated as a summer program in 1984 with start-up support from NHCF by program founder, Donna San Antonio, and was incorporated as a year round program in 1987. AMTP was created as an independent, community-based non-profit youth and community service program to serve the Lakes Region of Central New Hampshire.
Since 1984, AMTP has formed long-term mentoring relationships with over 550 teens and conducted thousands of activity days with teen groups. Over time, the program has expanded to include parenting courses, classroom based diversity programs, a program to help youth successfully transition to Middle School, and efforts to improve access to and success in post-secondary education. Since 1984, the AMTP has served over 5,400 people in 8 school districts and 19 communities.
Meredith Village Savings Bank recently awarded the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project a $2,000 grant to help support the organization's activity-based mentoring program. Meredith Village Savings Bank AVP Branch Manager, Marcus Weeks (left) and Appalachian Mountain Teen Project Executive Director, Nathan Boston (right). (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 11:12
PLYMOUTH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program is being held at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center at 8 Depot St., Plymouth, on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 17 from 8:45 am. to 12:45 p.m. Conducted in two four-hour sessions.
The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
There is no test, and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.
The fee for the two day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others.
Registration is required, to register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187 or the Plymouth Regional Senior Center at 536-1204.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 11:02
LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire has announced that Lindsay Cota-Robles has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Marketing Officer.
Joining the bank in July of 1999, Cota-Robles started her banking career in the Marketing Department. She has held positions as a Database Specialist, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Advertising Manager and Marketing Officer.
Cota-Robles holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Keene State College. She is a Certified Financial Marketing Professional and also graduated from the ABA School of Bank Marketing. Cota-Robles is active in the community and currently serves as Second Vice Chairman for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
CAPTION — Lindsay Cota-Robles has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Marketing Officer at the Bank of New Hampshire. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 10:57
083013 Live Free Home Health Care Hosts Campers at Muskrats Game (210 w/ 3 col. photo Watch Muskrats)
LACONIA — The evening was clear and warm Saturday, July 27 as the Laconia Muskrats hosted the Newport Gulls in a game that went 12 innings, with the Muskrats coming out on top 3-2.
It was also Live Free Home Health Care Night at Robbie Mills park, as Live Free hosted guests from Central NH VNA & Hospice, Taylor Community, Wesley Woods of Gilford, and 40 campers and staff from Camp Winaukee in Moultonborough.
"One of our schedulers, Tori Searles husband, Jason, is the facilities manager at Winaukee, and we thought what a great idea to have the kids come and enjoy a baseball game as our guests," said LFHHC Co-Owner Jason Harvey.
"It was great fun to watch the campers enjoy the kids games between innings as well as the game itself," said Co-Owner and Clinical Director Jennifer Harvey..
Camper Jackson Meli, 11, from New York, was selected to throw out the first pitch, which sailed straight into the catchers mitt.
"This was the best day of my life," said Meli. "We got to go to a water Park and we were the only kids at camp who got to go to a baseball game...all in the same day!"
Jennifer Harvey RN BSN CDP and Jason Harvey with campers from Camp Winaukee in Moultonborough. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 10:47
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