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October 25, 2012

AmeriCorps member Sarah Woodman joins Youthlinks team

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 1:23 pm

Sarah Woodman joined Youthlinks in September

Broadreach Family & Community Services is pleased to welcome Sarah Woodman to the Youthlinks team.  Sarah Woodman is an AmeriCorps Great Strides volunteer, proud to be serving her hometown of Rockland. Sarah holds a BA degree from the University of Maine, where she studied English and Philosophy. Sarah worked at the University of Maine in the office of the Dean of Education and Human Development, as a tutor for the university’s Writing Center, and as an assistant to Professor Elizabeth Allan. Locally, Sarah has worked as a barista, a bread baker, a bookstore assistant, and a pastry baker for three well-loved Rockland businesses. She enjoys long walks, the ocean, movies, swimming, rabbits, reading, baking, gardening, meeting new people, philosophy, traveling, looking at art, and great conversations. When asked why she joined Youthlinks, she answered, “We’re lucky to live in an area with so many talented people willing to share such a wide variety of skills: art, music, cooking, education, craftsmanship. I’m excited to help strengthen the connection between young adults and the mid-coast community. The greatest influences on my life were people I connected with as a high school student, right here in Rockland, and I am eager to help forge those connections for our current students as a member of AmeriCorps and Youthlinks. The mid-coast has evolved into a very special place, and it’s an exciting time to be working on the growth and development of our local community and the students who represent our community’s future.”

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 11-17 from anywhere 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 primarily by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All programs are free for participating youth. For more information on Youthlinks, visit www.youthlinksonline.org or call 594-2221.

October 11, 2012

Make A Difference Day, October 27th 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sue Dirosario @ 10:52 am

Broadreach is asking staff and families to come help out on Make A Difference Day, October 27th from 9- noon. We know each one of you makes a difference EVERY DAY in the work you do in the community with children, teens, adults and families.

On October 27th, we are asking for help spiffing up Broadreach- so we can present a fresh, clean look to the community.  And bring family and friends- all are welcome!  Breakfast will be served, and all volunteers will get a t-shirt.

You can sign up to help at one of the following three Broadreach sites:

  • Broadreach Main Office  5 Stephenson Lane, Belfast
  • Mid-Coast Children’s Services  272 Park Street, Rockland
  • Youthlinks  420 Broadway Rockland

Which site works best for you?  Let Deb know at 338-2200 Ext 112 or by emailing dschilder@brmaine.org

To volunteer or for more info, contact:

Deborah Schilder
Broadreach Family & Community Services
5 Stephenson Lane  Belfast, ME 04915
Phone:  207-338-2200 Ext 112      Fax:  207-338-1652
dschilder@brmaine.org      Web: www.broadreachmaine.org

October 10, 2012

Youthlinks Welcomes New AmeriCorps Volunteers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 1:36 pm

AmeriCorps Volunteers, Josie Gates and Seth Walton, joined Youthlinks in September.

Boadreach Family & Community Services is pleased to welcome two new AmeriCorps volunteers to Youthlinks.  Seth Walton and Josie Gates both joined the Youthlinks team in September.  “We are thrilled to have Josie and Seth as part of the team this year; their energy and enthusiasm is inspiring,” says Youthlinks Program Director Amie Hutchison.

Seth Walton is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and comes to Youthlinks and MidCoast Maine from Hillsboro, VA.  He holds a A.A. from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. degree in Globalization and Politics, and a Master of Public Administration, both from University of Colorado at Denver.  Seth has been a Legislative Performance Auditor, Entomological Survey Specialist, Management Consultant, International Service Learning Program Coordinator, Volunteer EMT, Boatbuilder, Nautical Archeologist, Landscape Designer, Shuttle Van Driver, Burger Flipper, and Master Gardener.  He enjoys cooking, loitering in bookstores, daydreaming about sailing, making or fixing things, volunteering, and long walks in the woods.  When asked why he joined Youthlinks, he answered, “Youthlinks and AmeriCorps VISTA have provided a unique opportunity for me to use my diverse interests and skills in a mission to expand opportunities for area youth and help build a stronger community.  From my few weeks here, I can tell there is a lot of desire and momentum to improve an already great community and that is something I can get behind.  I really look forward to being a liaison between youth, schools, businesses, and local organizations.  It also doesn’t hurt that this area has great people, culture, food, and an awe inspiring natural beauty!”

Josie Gates is a first year AmeriCorps volunteer with the Great Strides Rural Education Corps.  Josie is from Camden, Maine and is currently living in Lincolnville, Maine with two friends and a golden retriever named Betty. She got her B.L.A. degree in Anthropology at Bennington College in 2011. She has travelled to Europe, the majority of the Caribbean islands, Central America, and lived in the South Pacific on the island of Samoa for half a year in 2011. Josie loves cooking, running, hiking, camping, and gardening. She especially loves any time that she gets to be on the ocean. She spends her summers on North Haven Island as the host at Nebo Lodge and pretty much thinks that Maine is the most beautiful place on earth.

Josie has worked with youth for many years as a camp counselor, mentor, and teacher. She loves seeing young people thrive on experiential learning and looks forward to getting kids out into Mid-Coast Maine’s communities. She wanted to work for Youthlinks because of the non-profit’s values surrounding community service and positive mentor relationships.  She looks forward to a great year ahead and learning and thing or two from the kids she works with.

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 11-17 from anywhere 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 primarily by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All programs are free for participating youth. For more information on Youthlinks, visit www.youthlinksonline.org or call 594-2221.

October 2, 2012

Per Diem Behavioral Health Professional wanted:

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sue Dirosario @ 11:29 am

Broadreach is looking for a Per Diem Behavioral Health Professional for Waldo and Knox counties, as well as the Waldoboro and Edgecomb communities, to work with Section 28 children and young adults. Full BHP certification is preferred, but Module 1 certified will be considered. Valid Maine Drivers License and insurance required, working knowledge of childhood intervention programs helpful. Excellent salary based on experience, as well as mileage reimbursement. Resume can be sent to Heather Ricker Morris @ hmorris@brmaine.org, faxed to (207) 338-1327, or contact by phone at 207-338-2200 ext 105.