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Seeking Extended Day Program Assistant


The Collaborative is looking for a dynamic, organized individual for its Extended Day Program Assistant position. The EDP Assistant is responsible for creating safe, fun, and engaging programs and environment for the youth attending The Collaborative’s EDP afterschool program.

Some of this position’s duties and responsibilities include developing and facilitating programs for youth; creating and posting a programming schedule; having fun with K-8 grade youth; assisting the EDP Coordinator with administrative tasks; communicating with EDP parents; and overseeing support staff.

Some college or a BA is preferred, as well as experience working with youth, computers, and computer programs. Strong organizational and time management skills a must.

The EDP Assistant will work up to 15 hours/week, generally from 3-6 pm, onsite at Flood Brook School. $12-14 per hour, depending on experience level. Benefits include-EDP Assistant’s children, who are of an appropriate age, may attend the EDP afterschool program free of charge and time off accrual.

To apply, submit your resume to or fill out our online staff application.


YOU’RE INVITED • 11 Miles of Trouble


If you’re looking for a trail that has a little bit of everything from smooth paved and gravel roads to back roads and great views the West River Trail is right up your alley!

• Click to check out the 11 Miles of Trouble Map

The West River Trail Run starts at 9am at the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100 and ends at Jamaica State Park. Individual runners and hikers and relay teams of three are invited to register. Proceeds support The Collaborative’s mission to promote the development of a healthy, involved community supporting substance free youth in a caring environment.

Find us on facebook to stay updated with event details. Visit our West River Trail Run page for more information and click here for direct registration links.

A big thank you to our sponsors and kind community donors.

Friends of the West River Trail, Stratton Mountain Resort, The Mountain Goat, Real Sports, Southern Vt Tech Rescue Inc, C & J Stoddard, Crystal Rock, Vew-do Balance boards, Salomon Shoes, Grandma Millers, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Battenkill Brittle, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Jamaica State Park, Flood Brook Girls On The Run,  and Londonderry Rescue Squad.




Health & Wellness Week 2014



April 28th, 2014 kicked off Health and Wellness Week at Burr and Burton Academy. The Student Run Activities Committee, Our Voices Xposed, and the BBA Health Center partnered with The Collaborative to get the message out to the student body, faculty and staff about the causes of impaired driving and what can be done to prevent impaired driving. Faculty members spoke on how others impaired driving decisions affected their lives and about the experience and responsibilities of an individual when responding to an accident. Students took part in a Ghost Out Day assembly to start the week of awareness, each day will include an awareness activity during lunch in the cafeteria. Topics include: Impaired and distracted driving, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, nutrition and fitness, alcohol and more.


Happy Kick Butts Day!

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March 19th is national Kick Butts Day sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids! The Collaborative is celebrating fun events at Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy. Check out the photos below and see what youth in the community got up to!

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AmeriCorps members Lynnette Volden and Jesilyn Amsden kick butts, literally!

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“These 10 silhouettes represent the 10,000 youth alive in Vermont right now that will eventually die of tobacco related causes unless we speak up and speak out.”

The Vermont Kids Against Tobacco group at Flood Brook School created this numbers campaign to bring awareness to tobacco use among teens in Vermont.

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AmeriCorps member Jesilyn Amsden and Burr and Burton Our Voices Exposed member Stella Oh post resources on the wellness board at BBA.


VT Young Adult Survey

If you’re between 18 and 25, take a few minutes and fill out the 2014 Vermont Young Adult Survey.

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Your opinion on substance use counts, AND you could win a cash prize of up to $250!

Click here to fill out of the survey or visit facebook to see the page.

The Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and The Collaborative thank you for making your voice heard and helping us make Vermont a healthier state!


Umatter Suicide Prevention Training for Community Professionals

The Center for Health and Learning in conjunction with The Collaborative is please to announce two days of professional training on the topics of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Response.

All community professionals are welcome to take advantage of this professional-level training opportunity.

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Become a part of Vermont’s prevention-prepared community by learning how to respond to suicidality by identifying signs and symptoms of suicide, risk and protective factors; learn your profession’s roles and responsibilities, protocols, when and how to refer for more help, and how to access important resources.

April 1: Suicide Prevention – April 2: Suicide Postvention
9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days
Registration and breakfast at 8:30 am
Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, Park House Activity Room
Manchester, Vermont
$35 per day, includes materials, breakfast, and lunch
Scholarships available
Register for one day or both

If you would like to register, click this link.

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Health and Learning by phone 802.254.6590 or e-mail

If you know any community professionals who might be interested in this training, please pass along this information!


Summer Camp Is Back!

Anticipating summer, when the weather will be warm and the days long and sunny?

Make the thought of summer even more exciting by checking out this year’s Collaborative Summer Camp.

This year campers will spend a week living in the world of some of their favorite books and movies. Plus, there’s swim lessons, field trips, and digging around in the Community Garden.

Register online here, e-mail, or pick one up at Flood Brook School.



Get Involved in the Community Garden

It’s almost time for spring, which means that The Collaborative is thinking about what we’ll put into our Community Garden for the 2014 season!

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Give us your input or get involved! You can contact Lynnette at 802-4200 or


Follow the link to fill out our Community Garden survey and let us know how you might like to be involved!


Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!

March is National Nutrition Month, and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the taste of eating right!

Visit to learn more about NNM, and learn how you can make tasty and healthy meals.


“Harvey,” the mascot for The Learning Kitchen.

Here at The Collaborative, we serve fruits, veggies, and whole grains as snacks in our after school program and teach youth how to cook healthy meals in The Learning Kitchen.

What are your favorite ways to be healthy and nutritious?


The Extended Day Program is Canceled for 2/13/2014

In anticipation of inclement weather, Flood Brook School has announced a 1:00 pm dismissal for Thursday, February 13th. All after school activities have been canceled. There will be no after school program at The Collaborative.

If you need to make alternate arrangements for your child, please call the Flood Brook School office at 824-6811.