Six pilot communities joined in 2019 as full implementation VYP communities. They have helped us build VYP into a statewide primary prevention initiative. Please see below for more information on each community.

The Enosburg and Richford VYP is supported by a local community lead and cross-sector coalition. In year 1, Richford and Enosburg VYP supported community awareness on risk and protective factors of youth through virtual community meetings held in the late spring to talk about the local youth survey data. This brought community voices into the conversation about positive youth development strategies with third space opportunities rising to the top of priorities. Richford and Enosburg were the first VYP communities to have a youth council and created an empowering space for youth to have a voice in community strategies.

Contact: Heather Moore (heather.moore@nullfnesu.org)

Enosburg & Richford VYP Facebook Page
The Fair Haven VYP is supported by a local community lead and cross-sector coalition shared with the Rutland City VYP. In year 1, the Fair Haven VYP worked on increasing community awareness through local community meetings, increased understanding of third space offerings in their community by starting community asset mapping, and increased youth and family support during Covid-19 through projects such as summer activity boxes.

Contact: Nicole Rice (nrice@nullsvuvt.org)
The Richmond VYP is supported by a local community lead and cross-sector coalition. In year 1, the Richmond VYP increased community awareness of positive youth development through social media messaging, Front Porch Forum posts, and handing out hundreds of data summaries at town meeting day.

Contact: Tim Monty (timothymonty@nullgmail.com)

Richmond VYP Facebook Page
The Rutland City VYP is supported by a local community lead and cross-sector coalition shared with the Fair Haven VYP. Their coalition is comprised of over 40 organizations, parents, youth, and community stakeholders that represent all community sectors and work together to make Rutland City the best community for youth. In year 1, the Rutland City VYP worked on increasing community awareness through local community meetings, increased understanding of third space offerings in their community by starting community asset mapping, and increased youth and family support during Covid-19 through projects such as summer activity boxes.

Contact: Chris Hultquist (chris@nullmentorconnector.com)
The Swanton VYP is supported by local community leads and a local cross-sector coalition. In year 1, the Swanton VYP increased community awareness of positive youth development through social media messaging and handing out hundreds of data summaries at town meeting day.

Contacts: Betsy Cherrier (bcherrier@nullnmcinc.org) and Beth Ann Miller (BethAnn.Miller@nullmvsdschools.org)

Swanton VYP Facebook Page