March 18, 2011

Broadreach 50/50 Raffle for $5000

Filed under: Broadreach Events — Sue Dirosario @ 9:39 am

$100 per ticket

Drawing when 100 tickets are sold! Winner takes home $5,000!!!

Proceeds benefit the Programs of Broadreach Family & Community Services!

Get your ticket today by calling Broadreach at 338-2200 or 594-8474 or order online at http://www.broadreachmaine.org/raffle.htm

March 10, 2011

I Pity the Fool Youthlinks Fundraiser

Filed under: Broadreach Events,Teens — Sue Dirosario @ 10:23 am

Get out the hair spray, dust off your leg-warmers and mark your calendars for the second annual I Pity the Fool Fundraiser in Downtown Rockland to benefit Youthlinks, a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services!  This event has it all: dinner, dancing and multiple chances to win great prizes.

The jam will be moving Friday, April 1st at Lincoln Street Center from 7 – 10pm.  This 21 and over event is sponsored in part by Café Miranda and will feature awesome 80’s tunes by The Nikki Hunt Band.  Bring your game face, because the competition will be on to win killer prizes for best outfit, radical hair, and bomb-diggity dance moves.  Don’t miss out on the chance to wear your most bodacious ’80s gear and shake a leg with some tubular dance moves.  There are lots of chances to win great prizes, including gift certificates to participating restaurants and businesses.

Dance tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door! Check out www.youthlinksonline.org or call 594-2221 and stay tuned for more information.

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to youth ages 11-17 in mid-coast Maine. These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded by grants and the generous donations of individuals and businesses. All programs are free for participating youth.

March 3, 2011

Active Parenting Now Comes to Thomaston

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 7:32 am

Broadreach Family & Community Services has announced that Active Parenting Now classes will begin in Thomaston on Wednesday March 16th at the Thomaston Grammar School. Classes will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm. This new curriculum offers 6 two-hour sessions and has been shown to improve parents’ confidence and ability.

Active Parenting Now is a video-based education program targeted to parents of 5 to 12-year-olds who want to improve their parenting skills. Class material promotes mutual respect among family members within a democratically run family. The program teaches parents how to raise a child by using encouragement, building the child’s self-esteem, and creating a relationship with the child based upon active listening, honest communication, and problem solving. It also teaches parents to use natural and logical consequences to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors.

These parent classes will be open to all parents and child care will be provided during class. Because of grant funds awarded by the Maine Children’s Trust, there will be no cost for parents who want to participate.

Broadreach provides a variety of services to young parents and their children in Waldo and Knox Counties. Broadreach services have been making a critical difference in the lives of area children and families since 1983. Each year over 2000 families with children benefit from the agency’s quality education and support programs. Broadreach has over a quarter of century expertise in delivering parenting education, family support, early childhood education and family literacy programming. Other provided parent education options include Kids First, Guiding Good Choices, and the Nurturing Fathers Program.

If you would like to learn how to register for Active Parenting Now, or learn more about our parent education offerings, please call Patrick Walsh at 207-338-2200 ext 109 or e-mail pwalsh@brmaine.org.