Many of us look forward to sleeping under the stars in the summer — but it's another thing entirely to be camping out in the cold. Unfortunately, many young Vermonters don't have any other option. Last March, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, a nonprofit nationally recognized for its homeless youth programs, held the inaugural Spectrum's Sleep out, in which 43 business and community leaders showed solidarity by slumbering outside on cardboard boxes and tarps. It raised $90,000 for Spectrum's programs supporting local teens and young adults. The Sleep Out is back this year on March 28, with participants committed to raising at least $2000 each for the cause. "We live in such a wonderful part of the world that it is often very easy to forget the challenges that many of our teens face," wrote Katie Langrock, Vermont Teddy Bear Company's senior vice president and COO, after participating last year. "Spectrum can help these teenagers change their lives."
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Summer Camps for children ages 3 - 6 The 3 Little Pigs, July 10-13: The pigs need to build a shelter that protects them from wind and rain and the big bad wolf. Fairy Houses, July 17-20 For those who believe that woodland fairies inhabit mossy tree trunk bungalows. Wild…(more)