Vermont State Parks works to serve and interpret on behalf of the people of Vermont, their natural, cultural, historic, and scenic heritage; thus providing recreational opportunities, economic and health benefits. Craig Whipple joins Newsmakers.
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Children’s Literacy Foundation provides free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. Erika Nichols-Frazer talks about the impact of learning to read.
The pillars of the United Way are education, income and health. Green Mountain United Way Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen, joins Newsmaker to discuss initiatives improving the overall quality of life in the Vermont communities they serve
Teaching youth strong financial literacy skills, like how to live within a budget and how to handle credit, while they are young will prepare them for a future with financial success. Vermont Jump$tart Coalition Co-President, Nancy Zorn, explains.
The American Red Crossis the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. and is also a first responder to 64,000 U.S. disasters each year. Kevin Mazuzan, Executive Director of the Vermont and New Hampshire Region joins Newsmakers.
There's a wide variety of benefits available to veterans and their families in Vermont. Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs Director, Robert Burke, joins Nathan O'Leary to discuss how veterans can learn about benefits and receive help with navigating services.
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.
The Vermont Agency of Human Services responsibilities include state health care programs, social safety net and public health systems. Secretary Al Gobeille joins Nathan O'Leary to discuss improving the public health and well-being of Vermonters.
Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports empowers people with disabilities to reclaim their lives through recreational activity and sports. Eileen Casey explains why sports and recreation help develop independence, as well as physical and mental well-being.
Just as you take care of your physical health, you should take care of your mental health. The Vermont Department of Mental Health works to ensure Vermonters are provided with quality mental health services. Commissioner Melissa Bailey explains.