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Youth Development Program

Areas served: Hartford, Middlebury, Rutland, Springfield. 

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Youth Development Coordinators assist young adults who have been in foster care, to make the challenging transition into independent, adult living. Youths determine what their goals are and the Coordinators help them take the many steps necessary to find living arrangements, gain employment, or be accepted in post-secondary education.

For many young adults, finishing high school and finding transportation are important achievements. Our coordinators are highly experienced, resourceful, and valuable to the youths, ages 14 to 22, who receive their assistance.

Services Available

“The support of YDP has provided housing, helped with many financial burdens, and helped with college costs, such as books, along with many other supports.”

Alycin, a Youth Development Program participant currently studying nursing in college, dreams of becoming a forensic nurse.
Teen boy sitting on a couch listening to a phycologist.

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For more information or to learn more about the Youth Development Program,
contact us or call us 802.622.3230.

News & Stories

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    Making a Trip Down to Pay it Forward

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