"Making Music Together" was the theme of a family program featuring Home for Dinner at Pease Public LIbrary in Plymouth. Children made shakers which they then used to accompany the musicians. The program was a gift to the community from VSA New Hampshire and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, celebrating their Arts in Early Learning partnership. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:19
MEREDITH — Communities for Alcohol-and-Drug-free Youth (CADY) was selected as one of 19 local non-profit agencies to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) charitable fund in 2013. CADY will use this $5,000 grant to support the LAUNCH Youth Entrepreneurship Program, an employment program serving the youth of the Newfound and Pemi-Baker Regions.
CADY, Inc.'s LAUNCH Program is an innovative youth development program that combines workforce development training and substance abuse prevention strategies. Since its inception in 2005, the program has provided over 200 local youth with the education and skills needed to help them earn their first summer job and paycheck. Throughout the year-long program, youth participate in weekly skill-building workshops to develop life, leadership and other pre-employment skills. The program concludes with paid summer employment at Frosty Scoops ice cream shop, developed in collaboration with Alex Ray and the Common Man Family of Restaurants.
In May 2012, the White House and Office of National Drug Control Policy selected the LAUNCH Youth Entrepreneurship Program to serve as its featured youth program for the National Summer Job and Campaign.
"CADY's community prevention work is purposeful, meaningful, and significant as is MVSB's commitment to youth. The MVSB award of $5,000 will build life, leadership, and preemployment skills throughout this academic year and culminate in paid summer employment for 20 local youth from June through August," said Deb Naro, Executive Director of CADY, Inc. "This grant has opened opportunities for local youth to develop confidence and decisionmaking capacity, acquire new skill sets in real-world settings, and build the healthy community connections that help prevent substance use. CADY is very grateful to MVSB for building possibilities, potential, and promise."
CAPTION — (From left to right) Nancy Mardin, MVSB Branch and Business Development Manager presents a $5000 check to CADY, Inc representatives Tim Tyler, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Deb Naro, Executive Director, Linda Kaminski, Administrative Assistant, and Ann Stark, Data Coordinator. This check represents a $5000 grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund to support CADY’s LAUNCH Youth Entrepreneurship Program. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:12
LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR celebrated its 95th anniversary with a special commemorative cake when it met last month at the Gilford Community Church.
Hostesses for the special celebration were Helen Holbrook, Carole Johnson, and Florence Merrill.
The Mary Butler Chapter welcomed three new members at the meeting: Nancy Castellon, Brittni Ekholm, and Christine Rosset. The total chapter membership is now 81. The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR meets the third Monday of every month. Visitors and perspective members are welcome at meetings. For more information contact Marion Ekholm at 603-293-0429.
The program was a Workshop on National Committees presented by Mary Butler Regent, Rosalie Babiarz. A history of the many National Committees was also part of the program.
Mary Butler Chapter 95th Anniversary Cake (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:04
LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services recently welcomed the Laconia Office of Child and Family Services to the newly renovated Federal Building at 719 North Main Street in downtown Laconia.
LRCS and the LRCS Family Resource Center occupy most of the more than 20,000 square foot building, however additional office space became available when the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region moved to its own larger building. "We are very pleased to have CFS join us in this centrally located and accessible building. The move allows us to fully use this wonderful community resource and is cost effective for both organizations," commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.
"As the oldest children's charitable organization in New Hampshire, Child and Family services has always flourished in collaboration with other like-minded organizations," says Maria Gagnon, SVP/COO of Child and Family Services. "Now under one roof with LRCS, Lakes Region children, youth and families will have access to an array of services that can help them through the challenging times and enhance quality of life."
Lakes Region Community Services is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families.
LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. To learn more about the Lakes Region Community Services contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891 or visit www.lrcs.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:01
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