= Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group

The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth group was established in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina by Rev Barbro Hansson of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and Lise Sparrow, pastor of Guilford Community Church.

Youth and adults from three local churches and two pastors took the train to New Orleans and worked helping clear flooded homes for reconstruction. SInce then youth from virtually all local churches, the Jewish community and other faith traditions and no religious affiliation have gathered year after year for service learning trips. The focus is always on learning about the communities we serve and then helping in ways the communities themselves define.

We have travelled to St Croix to renovate the Boys and Girls Club, to Kenya to plant trees, provide clean water and de-worming medication and paint a mural and for the past four years, to South Dakota to work with the Cheyenne River people through the Simply Smiles organization. For more information email Rev. Sparrow at or call 802-257-2776.

Recently our youth made a donation video for the purpose of raising money for Simply Smiles. Click here to view the BAIYG Donations Video

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Youth in South Dakota

The Brattleboro Interfaith Youth Group was hoping to work with children on the Cheyenne Reservation in South Dakota this summer.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this is canceled.  Youth in BAIYG worked together to make a video encouraging donations to Simply Read the rest

Bottles and Cans

Bottles and CansThe Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group is collecting bottles and cans to recycle at the Putney Road Redemption Center,36 Noah’s Lane, Brattleboro, VT 05301.  All proceeds from this project will help fund BAIYG’s trip to South Dakota next … Read the rest