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April 4, 2017

Unity College Center for the Performing Arts to Host “Why Kids Need Mud Puddles” Place-Based Nature Education Forum

Why Kids Need Mud Puddles

The Dirt on Place-Based Nature Education Sprouts program and panel to explain the Forest Preschool Movement

UNITY, Maine —  The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts will host a forum on place based nature education with panelists from Unity College and the Broadreach program “Sprouts”.

The forum, “Why Kids Need Mud Puddles,” will provide parents, educators, college students and community members with a deeper understanding of the Forest Preschool Movement. Guests will learn about the Movement’s goals, practices and therapeutic applications. This model is currently used in Unity for children of all abilities including those with special needs, and guests will have an opportunity to see examples of the model as it is currently practiced, and offer suggestions about how the program could be modified to serve a wider audience.

Deb Hensley, Director of the Early Childhood Program at Broadreach, will serve as the monitor of the forum. Hensley says, “We are interested in having conversations that matter about the value of providing a preschool model that restores children’s right to play outside,  gives them regular access to and interaction with the natural world, and how such a model benefits children’s physical, social emotional and creative development.”

Panelists will speak briefly about their involvement in the program and respond to questions from the monitor and the audience, who are welcome to contribute their ideas to the discussion.

Child care will not be provided at this event, so while parents are welcome to come with children, children should remain with parents throughout the evening.

The forum begins at 6 p.m., Monday, April 24th. This forum is free to attend. For more, visit the Unity College Center for Performing Arts website.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/o6Oi5G2ORBTVioBG2

 

About the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

Built from a 100-year-old barn with attached farmhouse, the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), is a vibrant cultural and arts center that offers an eclectic mix of music, films, art, lectures, and more. Since opening in 2000, the UCCPA has seen many events including world-renowned musicians, award winning speakers, and memorable community gatherings. The UCCPA is also home to the Leonard R. Craig Gallery featuring up-and-coming as well as renowned artists throughout the year.

October 19, 2016

Please join us for a community conversation about Maine’s heroin/opiate crisis

Heroin/Opiate Community Discussion

Tuesday October 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast

Please join us for a community conversation about Maine’s heroin/opiate crisis and the roadmap for action on prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and law enforcement that has been developed by the Maine Opiate Collaborative Task Forces.

Maine’s heroin/opiate crisis is taking a toll on the people and families of Waldo County and the number of overdose deaths across Maine is likely to be higher than ever this year.

Last February Belfast/Waldo County came together to discuss this growing crisis and make recommendations to the Task Forces that had been convened by the U.S. Attorney for Maine, the Maine Attorney General, and the Maine Commissioner of Public Safety.  In May of this year, the Task Forces released their roadmap for federal, state, and local actions that should be taken in the areas of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and law enforcement.

All members of the community, including our young people, are invited to attend and participate in this facilitated discussion.  We will start by hearing from a few Task Force members about their proposals for reducing the devastation of opiate misuse and addiction in Maine.  Then we will open up the conversation to hear your reactions, suggestions, and observations about the opportunities and challenges to being successful.  We will talk about what’s going to be needed in Washington D.C. and in Augusta, and we will identify the action steps we can take here in Waldo County.

Please join us for this important discussion about what’s happening and what we can all do about heroin/opiate use and the impacts it’s having in our communities.

Please join us on Tuesday October 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm at Troy Howard Middle School, Lincolnville Ave. in Belfast for a:

Heroin/Opiate Community Discussion sponsored by the Maine Medical Association,  Broadreach Family & Community Services, and Waldo County Building Communities for Children coalition

 

Light refreshments will be available

 

Please RSVP by contacting Patrick Walsh at 338-6679 or pwalsh@brmaine.org

heroin conversation poster

 

July 28, 2016

BROADREACH EARNS NATIONAL NAEYC ACCREDITATION

NAEYC logo

Program among the top in the nation by earning accreditation

 

Broadreach Family & Community Services’ Early Childhood Education Programs located in Belfast and Unity have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

 

“We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Jayne Crosby Giles, Broadreach Interim Executive Director.   “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our high-quality program have teachers who create engaging classrooms, enhance relationships with their parents and families, and develop rich experiences for their students.”

 

During this accreditation process Broadreach has been working to add the SPROUTS Program to its preschool services.  According to Deb Hensley, Director of Early Childhood Services, “Broadreach PreK and SPROUTS early childhood programs are collaborative programs with the High Scope curriculum (a nationally recognized early childhood curriculum) intertwined with rich opportunities for all children to experience nature both inside and outside of the classroom.  SPROUTS programs are full day, full year programs where children will spend the majority of their time in outdoor learning spaces. The children will have repeated and regular access to the same natural space.

 

“Children’s learning is guided by state certified teachers who have been trained in providing a place-based nature education which is designed to meet all children’s developmental and academic needs.  The teachers will provide an authentic, meaningful nature experiences infused with literacy, numeracy, science and social skills.”

 

“There are many benefits to nature education programs. Children in these programs often experience reduced behaviors, healthier appetites, less illness and better sleep habits.  Children who make a positive connection with nature at an early age often carry this connection with them throughout their lives.”

 

“SPROUTS will also provide children and families with opportunities to connect with and explore their communities through forays to local sites, such as; swimming at the Y, visit to farms, farmers markets and parks.  The SPROUTS programs will also invite people from the community to visit our site and share their knowledge with our children.”

 

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Broadreach went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation, which lasts for five years.

 

In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. Nearly 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC – approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs.

 

“It’s a lengthy and rigorous process to achieve NAEYC Accreditation, and Broadreach Family & Community Services should be commended for seeking high standards,” said Rhian Evans Allvin, executive director of NAEYC. “Caring for children is not ‘rocket science’ – it’s brain science. Studies prove that the brain connections made in the first few years of life set a child’s path for success in school and in life. That’s why quality educators are so crucial. For parents and caregivers of young children who are searching for a high-quality early learning experience, Broadreach’s NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that it offers a high-quality education in a nurturing and stimulating environment.”

 

The NAEYC Accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. In September 2006, the Association revised program standards and criteria to introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and children in child care programs. The new standards today reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development. NAEYC is committed to using the newest studies and analysis on positive child outcomes to ensure young children continue receiving the highest-quality care and education possible.

 

The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers, and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, a program must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period.

 

For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit www.naeyc.org/academy.   For more information about Broadreach or the SPROUTS program, contact (207) 338-2200 or visit broadreachmaine.org.

March 30, 2016

Broadreach Celebrates Week of the Young Child with Art Show Culminating with Children’s Sing-A-Long Fest on 16th

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Broadreach Family & Community Services is celebrating the Week of the Young Child with a family Music Fest on Saturday, April 16th from 11 am to noon in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.  Children, their families, and the public are invited to attend this free, interactive music and sing-a-long fun.  The Music Fest will be the culmination of the  April 9 – 16 Children’s Art Show with exhibits of the Broadreach Family & Community Services’ children’s creations to be shown in the library lobby, the Abbott Room, and the Children’s Area.  Supplies needed for the event were sponsored in part by Maine Roads to Quality through the University of Southern Maine.

 

This is the second year of the combined Sing-A-Long Music Festival and Art Show to celebrate the The Week of the Young Child™  which is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.  Broadreach offers early childhood classrooms in Belfast, Swanville, Morrill, Liberty, and Unity with children attending from across the Waldo County region.  For more information about Broadreach’s Early Childhood Education program and registration for the fall, please visit www.broadreachmaine.org.

 

March 7, 2016

Broadreach Classroom Children Run AMOK and Donate to Food Cupboards

East Bel

Photo: Avery Mailloux and Thatcher Otis,
students at Broadreach’s East Belfast Classroom
have helped gather food items for local food cupboards.

As part of a global kindness event known as Random Acts Annual Melee of Kindness, the children and staff of Broadreach Family & Community Services Early Childhood Education programs have been actively gathering non-perishable food stuffs for local food cupboards. For the past two weeks the preschoolers have brought in canned and packaged foods to help others in their communities.

Beginning on Saturday, March 5th, Victoria Nickerson, Early Childhood Education and Development Assistant at Broadreach Family & Community Services, who has spearheaded and coordinated the food drive with the help of the organization’s Early Childhood Education staff, began delivering the canned goods collected from all of Broadreach’s classrooms to the following food cupboards in the area: Greater Belfast Ministerial Food Cupboard, AMVETS Memorial Post 150 Food Pantry in Liberty, Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, and the No Greater Love Food Pantry in Searsmont.

AMOK stands for the Annual Melee of Kindness. It is a global day of kindness. AMOK encourages people to go out into their local communities and perform kind acts for those in need. The concept is to spend the day having a positive and meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Broadreach Family & Community Services is a non-profit agency providing Early Childhood Education and Services, Behavioral Health and Case Management Services for all ages, Youthlinks middle and high school program, and Prevention Services Programs designed to strengthen the family. For more information call (207) 338-2200 or visit the website at www.broadreachmaine.org.

 

 

June 4, 2015

Healthy Waldo County seeks Waldo County residents’ input on substance use and abuse prevention activities

Healthy Waldo County* is looking for input from Waldo County residents so that we can refine our 5 Year Plan to reduce substance use / abuse in the youth (12 to 25) population. The survey at this link provides an opportunity for respondents to identify activities that you think might be effective in reducing substance use / abuse by 15% over the next 5 years. We appreciate your thoughtful consideration.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFNHB9N

 

*Our local Healthy Maine Partnership; a collaboration with the Hospital,

that includes Broadreach and numerous other providers and community

partners.

 

February 24, 2015

Write in Your Vote for Broadreach Today!

This is the last week to vote for your favorite non-profits in Bangor Savings Bank’s 2015 Community Matters More!  Please write in your vote for Broadreach Family & Community Services under the Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc & Waldo Counties section.  We need your vote!  Please ask your family, friends, and colleagues to vote for Broadreach, too!

A total of 68 grants will be awarded to the organizations listed on the Community Matters More ballot and to the top 20 write-in recipients. The organizations in each of the eight regions (including write-ins) that get the most votes will receive $5,000 each. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000. So, make your vote count!

To vote for Broadreach and up to two more of your favorite nonprofits, visit Community Matters More or stop by any of the Bangor Savings Bank’s 56 branches statewide or you can copy and paste the following link in your browser and click for the Bangor Savings Bank voting site:

https://bangor.com/Community-Support/Community-Matters-More.aspx

Thank you!

 

August 26, 2013

Youthlinks & Rockland Community Sailing Camp

Youthlinks & Rockland Community Sailing Camp

Sailing is a fantastic way to have fun on the water! This summer Youthlinks students in grades five through twelve are learning all the skills needed to sail a boat at Rockland Community Sailing’s youth sailing camp. A program of the Apprenticeshop, the Rockland Community Sailing (RCS) and Youthlinks six year partnership began in 2008 as a fall and spring afterschool program and soon evolved into two weeks of full day sailing camp. Fully funded by the Catawamteak Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, Youthlinks’ and Rockland Community Sailing’s collaboration is free of charge for 24 students.

Rockland Community Sailing camp is taught by five full time instructors: two head instructors: Robin and Devon, and three sailing instructors, Will, Aidan, and Cleo. All have sailed with RCS for years and worked their way up to become instructors. Lifejackets are provided.

Each day follows a similar pattern: morning lessons are spent introducing sailing skills to be practiced in the afternoons, whether that is tacking and jibing, identifying wind patterns and direction, points of sail, or self-rescue. Afternoons are spent in a hands-on manner, testing the skills students just learned in theory; students are taught by doing in sailing school. Swim tests and life jacket use are a standard part of the experience.

Students are first taught the basics of sailing: how to rig and de-rig a sailboat. Younger students and those with little experience sail one person Optimist prams, 8 feet long and rigge

d with a single sprit rigged sail. Older and more experienced students are paired up to sail larger 420 sloops which have both a mainsail and a jib and are sailed by two students. On the first day of camp new students take turns being towed by a motorboat to learn the feel of being on a boat, and how to use a rudder to steer without the pressure of manipulating a sail. By the third day, students are able to tack and jibe, and practice self-rescue, meaning students intentionally capsize a boat and right it again in a rather swift motion (with life-vests o
Throughout the week instructors teach lessons from small motorboats following sailors on the water to make sure that everyone is safe, yet allowing students the independence to learn on their own. Instructors also put buoys in the water to test student skills as they maneuver through courses set up as figure eights, ovals, and triangles. Thursday brought a fun day of capture the flag by sail, with Optis and 420s distributed throughout each team. Midweek the entire group divided into 420 crews and sailed to the lighthouse, with experienced students and instructors skippering boats.n and instructors at hand.)

Sailing Camp

Youthlinks program manager Sarah Woodman, who accompanied Youthlinks instructors Josie Gates and Kamryn Sanchez for the June week of sailing, expressed what a great experience it was to share the week with Rockland Community Sailing. “I was incredibly impressed with the skill and natural ease of all instructors. We had some students who were a little nervous to be out on their own, particularly the first day of sailing and the day we practiced self-rescue drills, and I was so happy with the balance instructors reached between encouraging the students to conquer their fears while also being there for them every step of the way. Students learned unbelievably fast and it was wonderful to see their confidence and skill grow, and to see how willing students were to help each other along the way.”

The week had been planned to wrap up with a sailing exhibition for parents to observe, but weather refused to cooperate. Instead, students participated in a sailing Jeopardy led by instructors, displaying their newfound knowledge. Instructors handed out personalized awards for all students recognizing their work and progress over the week, and parents, instructors, and students all gathered for a potluck celebration. Rockland Community Sailing offers lessons all summer long for students who wish to learn to sail.

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, a non-profit organization that has been serving the children and families of Waldo and Knox Counties since 1983. For more information or to register, please contact Youthlinks: 594-2221 or visit www.youthlinksonline.org.

August 16, 2013

Youthlinks School Garden Army invites community to celebrate summer harvest

School Garden Army selling their weekly harvest at their farm stand near Oceanside East High School in Rockland.

School Garden Army selling their weekly harvest at their farm stand near Oceanside East High School in Rockland.

School Garden Army invites the community to celebrate the summer harvest this Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Youthlinks from 8-10AM. Pick up some fresh veggies from our last farm stand of the season, take a tour of the Youthlinks/Oceanside East High School Garden, and learn about what the Garden Army has been doing this summer! We’ll have door prizes and contests to win free vegetables!
School Garden Army empowers youth to become leaders and responsible stewards of their environment using food as the mechanism of change. The program encourages land stewardship through sustainable local food production, improves public health through better nutrition and food security, and promotes community and economic development through investing in the next generation.
For more information, contact Youthlinks: 594-2221. Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, a non-profit organization that has been serving the children and families of Waldo and Knox Counties since 1983.

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

April 25, 2013

Run-A-Hound 5K a success in the rain

Filed under: Broadreach Events,Related News,Teens,Uncategorized,Youthlinks — Vicky @ 9:19 am
Eric Morse of Berlin, VT and his running companion, Murdock, took first place in the race.

Photo courtesy of Adrienne Randall

Despite the April showers, 46 runners and 23 dogs gathered at Youthlinks on a cold Saturday morning to take part in the 3rd Annual Run-A-Hound 5K race in Rockland on April 20th.

Youthlinks would like to thank all of the participants, volunteers and local businesses that helped make the 5k a fundraising success and a fun community event.

Thank you to Loyal Biscuit and the Camden Hospital for Animals for sponsoring this year’s event and providing the prize package for the top runner and dog pair.  Both sponsors were present to hand out goodies to the race participants and cheer them on as they crossed the finish line.  Each sponsor also had their own contestants to root for:  Heidi Neal of Loyal Biscuit ran with her dog Izzy and Patti Tempio Wilson of Camden Hospital for Animals ran with her dog Bacci.

Thank you to Hannaford of Rockland, Hole in the Wall Bagels, Rock City Café and Safe Harbor Confections for providing fuel for our runners.  Thank you to StrongerFasterHealthier of Waldoboro for providing samples of pet fish oil for the dogs.

Thank you to Maine Coast Construction for providing safety vests for our crossing guards.

Thank you to all of the businesses who donated door prizes, so every runner had a chance of winning something:  Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital, Maine Boats & Harbors, Maine Sport, Maine Street Meats, Mr. Wat Sushi & Noodles, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Planet Toys, Rock City Café, Swing & Sway Dancing, University of Rockland, WRFR, and Yankee Clipper.

Finally, congratulations to the top runners.  Eric Morse of Berlin, VT and his terrier, Murdock, came in first at 17 minutes and 17 seconds.  Darren Winchenbach of Waldoboro took first place for the Men’s Runners without Dogs class at 19 minutes and 29 seconds. Allison Leonard of Rockland took first place for the Women’s Runners without Dogs class at 25 minutes and 37 seconds.  Youthlinks also congratulates 11-year-old Dayton Dinsmore of South Thomaston for taking third place in the Men’s Runners without Dogs class at 26 minutes and 38 seconds.

The Run-A-Hound 5K benefits the programs of Youthlinks, a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, which serves over 500 Mid-Coast youth a year through quality after-school enrichment programs and summer camps.  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.  All Youthlinks programs are free for participating youth. For more information, visit www.youthlinksonline.org, or call 207-594-2221.

Despite the rain, the dogs were smiling. (photo by of Adrienne Randall)

Despite the rain, the dogs were smiling. (photo by of Adrienne Randall)

A crowd gathered at Youthlinks for the 2013 Run-A-Hound 5K. (photo by of Adrienne Randall)
A crowd gathered at Youthlinks for the 2013 Run-A-Hound 5K. (photo by of Adrienne Randall)

 

April 18, 2013

Local businesses offer prizes at Youthlinks’ Run-A-Hound 5K

The Run-A-Hound 5K banner marks the race's finish line at Youthlinks.

The Run-A-Hound 5K banner marks the race’s finish line at Youthlinks.

Saturday, April 20th Youthlinks will hold its third annual Run-A-Hound 5K for runners and dogs.

Local businesses have shown a great amount of enthusiasm and support for this year’s event.  Camden Hospital for Animals and Loyal Biscuit are sponsoring the race.  Hole in the Wall Bagels, Rock City Café, Hannaford and Safe Harbor Confections are providing fuel for the runners and StrongerFasterHealthier is providing samples of Omega-3 fish oil supplements for the pooches.

Everyone will have a chance to win something at the race.  Door prizes include a private dance lesson and group dance session at Swing & Sway Dancing, a $50 gift certificate from Yankee Clipper, a $30 gift certificate to Maine Sport, a day pass to Maine Boats & Harbors Show, a Boatyard Dog hat, a Boatyard Dog t-shirt, a $25 gift certificate to Planet Toys, a $10 gift certificate to Maine Street Meats, a WRFR t-shirt and CD, and a University of Rockland sweatshirt.  The top runner with a dog will be awarded a $50 gift certificate from Loyal Biscuit and a $75 gift certificate from the Camden Hospital for Animals.  The top male runner without a dog will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Penobscot Bay YMCA.  The top female runner without a dog will receive a $50 gift certificate to Mr. Wat Sushi & Noodles and a $50 gift certificate to Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital.

The race will be held rain or shine at Youthlinks, located at 420 Broadway in Rockland, on Saturday, April 20th at 9:30am. Participants are asked to park at OHS-East. Registration fees are $10 for Adults with a dog, $15 for Adults without a dog, and $8 for Students with or without a dog.  Pre-Registration is greatly appreciated and will be available on active.com until Friday, April 19th.  The race route, schedule of events and a link to register are available online at youthlinksonline.org/runahound5k.

The Run-A-Hound 5K is to benefit the programs of Youthlinks, a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, which serves over 500 Mid-Coast youth a year through quality after-school enrichment programs and summer camps.  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. All Youthlinks programs are free for participating youth. For more information, visit www.youthlinksonline.org, or call 207-594-2221.

 

February 28, 2013

The 5th Annual Literacy Connections Conference Registration is live!

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 10:10 am

This is a wonderful conference…encourage Broadreach participation…!!! Kate

The 5th Annual Literacy Connections Conference: Literacy for ME is being held on April 4th at Thomas College in Waterville ME.  The conference brochure and on-line registration can be found at www.mainefamilyliteracy.com/conferences/

Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead and children’s author, Lynn Plourde, are the keynote speakers at this conference, which is jointly sponsored by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Maine Department of Education.

Browse our offerings at this year’s conference and consider attending with a team from your community.  Individual registration is only $40 and group registration (a team of 3 or more) is $35 per person.  There are three options for payment…credit card, purchase order and personal check.

Please share this information with your friends and colleagues.  I hope to see you at Thomas College!

Rebecca Dyer
Program Manager
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
PO Box 191, Limington ME 04049
207-441-9965
www.BarbaraBushFoundation.com
www.mainefamilyliteracy.com

February 22, 2013

PLEASE take a moment and Support Broadreach

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 3:43 pm

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will be giving away a total of $100,000 to 68 local non-profit organizations.   At the bottom of this page you will see a place to click to get a ballot.  Broadreach is not listed on the ballot this year( we are working to get added to the list next year)but, you can write-in Broadreach.  On the ballot in the Mid-Coast list, add Broadreach on the other line and check the box.  The top twenty write-in winners will each get a $1000.00!

PLEASE take a moment to support BROADREACH …our staff, volunteers and Board Members work hard every day to support so many children, youth, adults and families in our communities…

This is how YOU can help….PASS THE WORD TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR BROADREACH!

Thanks for voting TODAY!

Vote Here!

November 1, 2012

Broadreach Family & Community Services does an autumn spruce up.

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 9:02 am

Last Saturday, October 27th, two dozen volunteers gathered to help the Broadreach Family & Community Services do an autumn spruce up.

At Youthlinks on Broadway in Rockland, volunteers painted, trimmed hedges, cut down trees, harvested sun chokes, and cut back the perennial garden. At Mid-Coast Children’s Services on Park Street in Rockland volunteers battened down the building for winter, and completed some needed repairs. At the main office of Broadreach Family & Community Services, volunteers washed windows and gave the front entry way a spiffy new coat of paint.  McDonald’s of Maine dropped by and donated snacks and new t-shirts for volunteers.

Broadreach has been making a positive difference in the lives of children, teens, adults and families of Waldo and Knox County for over thirty years.  With such programs as Broadreach Behavioral Health Services, Mid-Coast Children’s Services, Collaborative PreK classrooms in RSUs 3 and 20, Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County, and Youthlinks Broadreach serves over 3000 individuals each year.  Broadreach appreciates the on-going support of local volunteers and the generous donations of area businesses and community members.  To volunteer, make a donation and/ or find out more about how Broadreach is creating stronger communities, visit us at www.brmaine.org or call 338-2200.

Make A Difference Day at Youthlinks

Make A Difference Day at Youthlinks

February 3, 2012

PLEASE take a moment to support BROADREACH

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 2:35 pm

Dear Loyal and Devoted Friends of Broadreach:

Attached you will find a link to the Community Matters web page.  Now, I know you are busy and are tired of getting junk email.  This is not JUNK email.  This is a chance for you to show your support for Broadreach with just a click of the button.

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will be giving away a total of $100,000 to 68 local non-profit organizations.   At the bottom of this page you will see a place to click to get a ballot.  Broadreach is not listed on the ballot this year( we are working to get added to the list next year)but, you can write-in Broadreach.  On the ballot in the Mid-Coast list, add Broadreach on the other line and check the box.  The top twenty write-in winners will each get a $1000.00!

PLEASE take a moment to support BROADREACH …our staff, volunteers and Board Members work hard every day to support so many children, youth, adults and families in our communities…

This is how YOU can help….PASS THE WORD TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR BROADREACH!

Thanks for voting TODAY!

Vote Here!

September 20, 2011

Child and Adult Care Food Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 11:44 am

September 15, 2011

Broadreach Family & Community Services of 5 Stephenson Lane Belfast, Maine 207-338-2200 announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available at no separate charge to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For further information on participating centers, contact the above institution.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

Eligibility Scale For “FREE” Meals

Link to Eligibilty Guidelines

June 15, 2010

Zero-Sort Recycling Comes to Broadreach

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 10:24 am

(Belfast, ME) June 1, 2010 – Employees will NOT need to sort, flatten or bundle recyclables! That’s one of the big benefits of Broadreach’s new  “Zero-Sort” recycling program, according to Chip Bradstreet, Financial Director at Broadreach Family & Community Services.

With Zero-Sort recycling, employees can toss all recyclable items together into ONE container, including junk mail, magazines and newspapers, cardboard, paper of any color, aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles and jars and clean food containers. A few things aren’t recyclable, including food waste, Styrofoam and incandescent light bulbs. The simplicity of one container for all recyclables will reduce the time and effort required by most recycling systems.

A special Zero-Sort dumpster will be located at 5 Stephenson Lane. Details on the program will be distributed to all employees at 5 & 8 Stephenson Lane, the first locations to take part in Zero-Sort recycling.

This program should save money and help the environment. Many of our employees are already recycling at home, and we hope many will be eager to ‘think green’ at work, too.