Vermont Works for Women Sows Seeds of Independence
Vermont Works for Women helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence. Our programs address the needs of women seeking self-sufficiency—those interested in pursuing a career in fields nontraditional to women, those leaving public assistance and seeking work, and those re-entering the community after serving time in prison. And, because we know that children develop opinions about themselves at an early age that set the trajectory for the rest of their lives, we also offer programs for middle and high school girls to help them develop the skills and confidence to meet life's challenges and opportunities with persistence and pluck.
Spring and summer 2014 brought three VWW programs together. Rosie’s Girls had middle school girls learn carpentry skills by building a picnic table and bench for our new outdoor classroom. The Summer Teen Employment Program provided job opportunities for four teens to install new raised beds, fencing and the new picnic table and bench. The FRESH Food program provided gardening instruction to six women from seed to soil and farm to plate. Thanks KGI for your generous support, which allowed us to expand our culinary training for women!
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA