LGBT teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts compared to the general population. Outright Vermont supports youth who identify as LGBTQ by providing safe and nurturing options for what an authentic life can be.
Hosted by: Eric ClemonsProduced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team
The Clubhouse Network's learning approach is designed to empower youth from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners; and increases young people’s opportunities to build fulfilling careers. Gail Breslow joins Eric Clemons.
In 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh created the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services; which is focused on substance use disorder and addiction issues in Boston. ORS Policy Director, Brendan Little explains how people can access addiction recovery services.
The BSA Foundation is dedicated to sustaining Greater Boston as a vibrant, healthy, equitable, and innovative place for everyone to live, work, and play. BSA Foundation Board Member, Ted Touloukian, discusses community building through community design.
LEAP is a unique program that trains college and public high school students to counsel younger children in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Joining host Eric Clemons is Elvert Eden, Director of Youth Development and Aquatics at LEAP in New Haven, CT.
Teaching journalism to student writers, artists and photographers and their peers around the globe, is the organization Youth Journalism International. Joining host Eric Clemons is the co-founder and Executive Director of YJI, Jackie Majerus.
Vermont Center for Independent Living is directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, working together to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities through peer to peer programming.
Interview recorded on April 19, 2017. Hosted by Eric Clemons. Part 2 of 2.
VCIL believes that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities and to control and make decisions about their lives.
Citizens with disabilities working together for dignity, independence and civil rights.
WHO WE ARE
The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), a nonprofit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities. Like other independent living centers across the country, VCIL is committed to cross-disability services, the promotion of active citizenship and working with others to create services that support self-determination and full participation in community life. Founded in 1979, VCIL is the only center for independent living (CIL) in Vermont and was the first organization in the state with a majority of board and staff with disabilities. At the close of 2003, all members of the board and 95 percent of VCIL staff were individuals having personal experience with disabilities.
An in depth conversation with Vermont Attorney General, TJ Donovan, about top concerns facing VT and the nation including criminal justice reform, immigration policy and campaign finance reform. TJ Donovan was elected in 2016 with more than 66% of the vote.
Vermont's dairy industry brings in 2.2 billon dollars annually, of which more than 650 millions dollars is in cheese sales. With the most Artisanal Cheesemakers per capita than any other U.S. state, Vermont stands apart by producing top quality cheese. Vermont Cheese Council Executive Director, Tom Bivins, talks about cheese and the overall dairy industry.
Interview recorded April 19, 2017. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
"New science lab facilities at the University of Vermont are designed to provide an active learning environment and provide a unique educational experience. Data shows an increase of GPA of the class through the interactive learning model.
Interview recorded on October 25, 2017 at the University of Vermont. Hosted by Eric Clemons.