Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.

Published on July 24th, 2020 | by Erica Zimmerman


Youth Health and Justice Summer Series

August 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
State House Lawn
115 State Street
Montpelier VT 05602
Leslie Ruster

Free for High School Students in Washington County. Come learn new skills and brainstorm with peers about how to be of service in this revolutionary moment. How do we connect with others outside of family/school/work to build strong and resilient caring communities?

Schedule: Class and Dialogue sessions meet on the State House lawn from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on:

  • Wed. July 29: Community Building through Playback Theatre
  • Fri. July 31: Street Medic Skills
  • Wed. Aug 5: Opioid Overdose and Prevention
  • Fri. Aug 7: Writing the Body
  • Wed. Aug 12: Sticks and Stones: Can Words Really Hurt You? What You Need to Know About the Right to Free Speech

Read full workshop descriptions in the series flyer.


  1. Spots limited to 12 youth: Apply now! High school students including rising freshmen, graduating seniors and homeschoolers! 
  2. There is no fee to attend! 
  3. Covid precautions: We will require physical distancing and masks or a face shield (we will have face shields available). 
  4. Classes will meet on the state house lawn: Bring a mask, hat, blanket or towel and a water bottle. Snacks will be provided.
  5. Come with wonder, come with grief, come with questions, come as you are.  What kind of world do we want to build? 
  6. If transportation is an issue, please be in touch and we can brainstorm ways to help you attend. 


Fill out an application here: forms.gle/BfJPuYYqmaEYiyzbA


For questions please contact Leslie Ruster with Central Vermont New Directions at LRuster.CVNDC@gmail.com

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