Photo (left to right): Community Bank Trust Services Financial Advisor Sean Houghton, King Street Center Executive Director Vicky Smith and Community Bank Trust Services Investment Officer David Bosworth.
Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented King Street Center in Burlington with a $5,000 donation to support the organization’s summer teen programming. The funds will help cover the cost of daily meals, tutoring and various adventures. King Street Center’s Teen Futures program provides middle and high school youth with the opportunity to develop their interests and learn new skills. The program includes several core components that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyle choices and job readiness training. These activities are balanced with daily opportunities for sports, games, field trips and more.
“We’re deeply grateful to Community Bank N.A. for their generous support of our summer program,” King Street Center Executive Director Vicky Smith said. “Their sponsorship will help us to meet our mission by fostering a rich youth-supporting culture through teens’ engagement in varied experiential learning, including our popular King Street Lemonade Stand on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace.”
Founded in 1971, King Street Center was born thanks to a few dedicated parents, a group of volunteers from the University of Vermont, and a budget of $90. The program began in a van parked next to the King Street Laundromat with the mission to provide community-based support for children and their families through educational and recreational programs. Today, the center serves more than 500 Burlington-area children and families each year.
“Community Bank N.A. is proud to support King Street Center and help them build on nearly five decades of success,” Community Bank Trust Services Financial Advisor Sean Houghton said. “Programs like those provided at King Street Center have a powerful impact on youth, giving them the life-building skills necessary for healthy and productive futures.”
Source: Community Bank