Join us on Thursday, December 19th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for The Collaborative’s annual Holiday Fun Day!
We’ll meet in the Flood Brook School cafeteria for crafts, games, and cookie baking! Holiday music and cheer is sure to be plentiful. All Flood Brook Students are welcome to join us. This is also an optional event for all participants in The Collaborative’s Mentoring Program.
Looking for new activities and games? Want to learn a new skill?
Come to this year’s Healthy Alternatives Fair!
Open to any 7th through 12th grader, the Healthy Alternatives Fair offers students a chance to have an afternoon of fun, substance-free activities and learning something new. Attendance at the Healthy Alternatives Fair can also be counted as an RTU make-up event.
This year, the Healthy Alternatives Fair offers workshops in Yoga, Self-defense and Mantra Writing, Landscape Drawing, Minute to Win It, and The Power of Me. See the flier below for complete workshop descriptions.
The event is December 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Long Trail School.
Space is limited, so students are encouraged to pre-register. Visit the link below, e-mail Lynnette@thecollaborative.us, or call 802-824-4200 to reserve your workshops.
See you there!
This year’s online auction was a huge success, greatly exceeding last year’s total. The money raised will help The Collaborative sustain and expand its youth programming and help keep kids in our community healthy and substance-free.
The Collaborative would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our online auction participants, winning bidders, and donors.
The auction’s success is a reflection of the dedication area businesses and individuals have to young people and making the community a healthy, supportive one for them. We appreciate your support and couldn’t do it without you!
The Collaborative was among 16 nonprofit agencies state-wide to be honored by Benchmarks for a Better Vermont’s Performance Institute. BBVT recently held a Results-Based AccountabilityTM (RBA) Showcase to highlight the learning and achievements of the 16 Vermont nonprofit organizations that have just completed the BBVT Performance Institute.
Benchmarks for a Better Vermont is a two-year initiative run by a consortium of organizations committed to strengthening Vermont’s nonprofit sector. The program was initially made possible by a $200,000 grant from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service with matching financial support from each of the consortium partners as well as the A.D. Henderson foundation.
Marlboro College Graduate School of Brattleboro serves as the lead agency. Other partners include the Vermont Community Foundation, Common Good Vermont, SerVermont, United Ways of Vermont, and the United Ways of Addison, Chittenden, Lamoille and Windham Counties.
The BBVT Performance Institute strengthened the reach and sustainability of 16 small to medium Vermont nonprofits. Over 16 months of training and technical assistance, they took on the challenge of answering the basic question Mark Friedman poses in his classic book, Trying Hard is Not Good Enough: “What would we do differently if outcomes really mattered?” Along the way, they gained the organizational capability to gather data, determine which activities/programs are most effective, focus resources, and share their success with funders and the wider community.
Seventy guests attended the Showcase, including key collaborators, state and private funders, legislators, thought leaders, data experts and the media.
The Showcase was an interactive “round robin.” Nonprofit teams prepared a poster depicting their own organization’s work on one step of the RBA framework, or a particular challenge or success in adopting and implementing RBA. The guests circulated among the presenters viewing the posters while learning of the challenges and rewards of integrating RBA into programs as well as of real-life examples of RBA in process.
After the Showcase, a celebratory luncheon was held, followed by the awarding of Certificates of Completion to those agencies graduating from the Performance Institute program. In presenting the certificates, Kate Jellema, director of Benchmarks for a Better Vermont and Chair of Marlboro Grad School’s MS in Managing Mission-Driven Organizations program, proudly summed up the accomplishments of the graduates: “Each of these organizations designed a set of mission-appropriate and inspirational measures to track their real success as change agents in their communities.”
For further information about Benchmarks for a Better Vermont or its Results-Based Accountability Performance Institute, contact KateJellema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was great to be part of this opportunity!
The Collaborative’s annual Fall online auction is underway!
Join the fun and bidding excitement while helping to support The
Thanks to the generous donations of our business community (near and far),
there is a fabulous variety of auction items to entice you!
The Collaborative celebrates the national event, Lights On Afterschool, by putting on our annual Harvest Festival. There will be games, Chili cook-off and Apple Pie bake off and live music! New to this year’s event, Trunk or Treating will be available starting at 5pm. Come early and enjoy the festivities!
Bring in your chili or pie by 5:15pm to be judged!
Want more info?
email email@example.com OR call 802.824.4200
Campers this week are exploring and enjoying fun arctic-like activities: building igloos, hiking to ice beds in Wallingford, & visiting swimming holes (it’s been hot!) Next week’s adventures will consist of OCEANS! Our campers will be going to the Upper Valley Aquatic Center, Hapgood Pond & be doing lots of fun activities!