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May 16, 2013

PREK PROGRAM (4 YEAR OLDS) RSU 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Filed under: Preschool — Sue Dirosario @ 4:06 pm

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Now accepting applications for Fall 2013

RSU 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS –
East Belfast (East Belfast, Swanville), Captain Albert Stevens (Belfast),
Stockton Springs (Searsport, Stockton Springs, Frankfort) &
Gladys Weymouth (Searsmont, Belmont, Morrill)

In a fun, safe and active setting your child will:

  • develop school readiness skills
  • be taught by  certified teachers
  • meet other children and expand self-confidence
  • experience a wide variety of activities related to language & literacy, math, science and problem solving

ELIGIBLE CHILDREN: RESIDENCE IN CATCHMENT TOWNS 4 years old by 10/15/13 for PreK Program

The Pre-K program is free. The program follows the RSU#20 school calendar, bus transportation is available.

WHEN: Starting Early September 2013

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:

EAST BELFAST: JANINE LAVWAY 338-4420

CPT.  ALBERT STEVENS: KAY JENESS OR DONNA PARKS 338-3510 EXT. 343/344

STOCKTON SPRINGS: DEBBIE DAKIN 548-2317

GLADYS WEYMOUTH: KAY DODD 342-5200 OR 342-5300

Sponsored by RSU 20 in collaboration with Broadreach Family & Community Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSU #3 PREK PROGRAM (4 YEAR OLDS)

Filed under: Preschool — Sue Dirosario @ 3:59 pm

prek

Now accepting applications for Fall 2013

In a fun, safe and active setting your child will:

  • develop school readiness skills
  •  be taught by  certified teachers
  •  meet other children and expand self-confidence
  •  experience a wide variety of activities related to language & literacy, math, science and problem solving

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: RESIDENCE IN CATCHMENT TOWNS 4 years old by 10/15/13 for PreK Program

The PreK Program for children 4 years old by October 15, 2013 is free.  Children receive breakfast, lunch and a snack each day for a minimal fee. Parents are encouraged to complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application.

WHEN: Programs Start in Early September 2013

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION FOR: BROOKS, LIBERTY & MONROE Please call Dalene Sheldon at Broadreach, 338-2200 ext. 107 or 1-877-733-2200

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION FOR: UNITY (UNITY, TROY, KNOX, THORNDIKE, FREEDOM) PLEASE CALL DEB PALMER 338-3827 EXT. 214

Sponsored by RSU 3 in collaboration with Broadreach Family & Community Services And Waldo Community Action Partners in Unity Pre-k Program

—Get your child off to a GREAT START!—

May 15, 2013

Youthlinks Open House May 25th

 

Youthlinks

The Youthlinks house

Saturday, May 25th Youthlinks invites friends, families and volunteers to celebrate summer at its open house at 420 Broadway in Rockland from 10am to noon.

Visitors will be able to tour the Youthlinks’ house and garden, and the orchard recently planted by the students of Oceanside East High School. They will also have the opportunity to meet the instructors and community volunteers who have helped design and run the after-school and summer programs of Youthlinks and RASA.

Everyone – kids and adults – will get a taste of summer camp. We will play our favorite outdoor sports like ultimate Frisbee® and three-legged races, as well as a few activities unique to the Youthlinks’ summer camp experience, like Birdie on a Perch and dodgeball in the Gaga Pit.

The games will be just a glimpse of what Youthlinks has in store for this summer. We are excited to partner with Headacre Farm in Owls Head for the first time to offer a Farm Camp where middle school students will tend and harvest their own vegetable garden for weekly farm to table lunches. Once again our summer program will include two weeks of sailing for middle and high school students through the Rockland Community Sailing program at the Apprenticeshop.

All Youthlinks programs are free for participating youth. More information about our summer programs and registration are available online at youthlinksonline.org.

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 throughout 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 state grants and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and foundations. For more information about Youthlinks call 594-2221 or visit youthlinksonline.org.

May 10, 2013

Man from Nova Scotia wins Dream Vacation in Maine

Seth Walton, AmeriCorps Vista Community Programs Director of Youthlinks, announces the raffle winner at the Business After Hours at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.  Standing beside him is Robin McIntosh, Membership Services Manager of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Seth Walton, AmeriCorps Vista Community Programs Director of Youthlinks, announces the raffle winner at the Business After Hours at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Standing beside him is Robin McIntosh, Membership Services Manager of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Patrick Dunphy of Fall River, Nova Scotia is the lucky winner of the all-inclusive four-day Maine Dream Vacation Raffle. The raffle was sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Broadreach Family & Community Services to benefit Youthlinks, a community service and skills enrichment program for area youth.

Seth Walton, AmeriCorps VISTA at Youthlinks, had the honor of drawing the winning ticket at the conclusion of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Wednesday, May 8th. Residents from around the country including many locals purchased tickets for the raffle. Youthlinks congratulates Mr. Dunphy on his win and thanks him for entering the raffle for a second year.

Mr. Dunphy and his travelling companion will enjoy a fantastic array of top-notch lodging, fine meals and wonderful activities. They will spend three nights at the AAA four-diamond Samoset Resort on the ocean. Each night they will have dinner with the one of the area’s finest chefs at Youngtown Inn, Craignair Inn and La Bella Vita. Each day they will explore all the beauties of coastal Maine by land, sea and air on a tour of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, a round of golf at the Samoset Resort, a sail on the Schooner Olad and a biplane tour over Penobscot Bay, courtesy of the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The prize also includes round-trip airfare from Rockland, ME to Boston, courtesy of Cape Air, and a $500 gift card provided by Bangor Savings Bank, which the winner may use as he pleases.

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 throughout 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 state grants and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and foundations. For more information about Youthlinks call 594-2221 or visit youthlinksonline.org.

May 7, 2013

2nd Annual Mid-Coast Mom Prom

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 11:30 am

mompromFor moms and those who mother

Ladies Night Out For Charity!

Proceeds to benefit RSU #20 Afterschool Program

Saturday, May 11th 7:30-11:30
The Boathouse, Belfast, ME

$30 ticket includes a special gift and light hors d’oeuvres. Adult beverages available for purchase.

To purchase tickets or sponsor a mom please contact Betty-Lu 323-0654

For more information visit Facebook Mid-Coast Mom Prom -2013

May 2, 2013

Sue diRosario, new Director of Fundraising and Development.

Filed under: New Staff — Sue Dirosario @ 10:31 am

Sue diRosarioBelfast – Broadreach Family & Community Services Executive Director Kate Quinn Finlay has announced that Sue diRosario has joined the organization as its new Director of Fundraising and Development.

Sue diRosario has over thirty years in not-for-profit organization management experience including over twenty years in philanthropy.  She most recently served as Director of Philanthropy for the EMHS Foundation for Sebasticook Valley Health.  Prior roles included Director of Marketing and Development for Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Director of Planning and Development for the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, now known as Spectrum Generations.

Sue completed her graduate and undergraduate work at the University of Maine at Orono and is also a graduate of Leadership Maine and the EMHS Leadership Academy.  She has served on a number of professional associations, boards, and committees including seven years on the United Way of Mid-Maine board as a member, and also as Chair of a Community Impact Team and Chair of the United Way Board.  Sue has also been a member of the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program’s Child and Family Services Advisory Council.

Broadreach Family & Community Services is a private not-for-profit agency that has been making a difference in the lives of Maine children and families for over thirty years.  Through such programs as early childhood classrooms, care management services, after school and summer programs for youth, behavioral and mental health services, and parenting training, Broadreach helps community members to build skills and provides support to lead healthy and productive lives.

For more information about Broadreach visit the website at www.brmaine.org, email at info@brmaine.org, or call 338-2200.  Sue diRosario can be reached at 338-2200 extension 201 or by email at sdirosario@brmaine.org.