Youth Group

Youth Group

Thanks to those of you who could attend and/or send participants. There will be more opportunities as we build momentum!  We hope to have the meetings hosted by different faith communities each month and tap the skills of your congregations. Our next host is the Brattleboro Jewish Community on Oct. 15, from 5-7 pm. Thanks Amita!

The year 2023 saw a re-birth of the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group for young people ages 13-18 which had gone inactive during the COVID pandemic. The plan is to pursue activities one Sunday  afternoon a month, with affiliation with a congregation not required.  The goal for this group is to build leadership skills and friendships among young people who care and want to make a difference in their communities.

Past groups have tackled community service projects, social justice issues, learned about different faith traditions, canoe and camped together, held overnight “Lock-Ins” locally, attended youth leadership conferences and explored New York City’s diversity and rich traditions. Some longer trips will be restricted to high school-aged participants.

In the past decade, youth have taken a service trip each year to places as diverse as New Orleans, Kenya, St. Croix, El Salvador and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in S. Dakota, with the group fundraising to support each venture and to ensure its affordability.

For information about connecting with the youth group, please contact Nanci Leitch at (802) 258-8348 or email

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