Brattleboro

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The Brattleboro, Vermont community became Vermont's third QYD Community™ on September 24, 2021. This steering committee was the project's third, and began operation in 2019. On October 18 2022, Brattleboro became the first ever Two Star QYD Community™! Today, the steering committee is working toward a third star by planning a youth conference. Made possible with funding from VT Children's Trust Foundation.

Benchmarks Met

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Welcoming, inclusive, and accessible space in the community for any youth (including LBGTQ youth, youth of color, disadvantaged youth) to gather safely when out of school.

2

Funding by the community in support of youth programs.

3

A professional youth-mentoring program serving the community.

4

An elected community youth council, consisting of high school students that will advise the community on issues directly and indirectly related to youth.

5

“Youth Are Welcome!” posters displayed by downtown businesses.

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Youth access to social services and resources outside of a school setting.

8

Effective recruitment of young people for local community-wide committees.

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Extraordinary Benchmark Alternative: community show of support for youth by voting in favor of granting 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in local elections