Youth Group

Youth Group


At our recent Brattleboro Interfaith Youth Group meeting we lined up several optional activities between now and our second Sunday November meeting for the youth. Please contact individual coordinators for more details and to sign up. And bring a friend! (Parents sought to help w service projects)

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22 Volunteer as a torch lighter from 5:15-8 pm at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center for their Forest of Mystery one or more nights. Support their mission of fostering ecological literacy and appreciation for the natural world and enjoy hiking through the forest at night, watching the different scenes from the Forest of Mystery for free. You relight torches or candles that go out throughout the evening, working in pairs. Contact Mary Grove at 802-579-3123, for more information, sign up. [This qualifies for Community Service credits for BUHS.)

Sunday, October 22 Connecticut River Canoe Paddle trip from 1-4:30 pm. Contact Tom Green at 802-451-6880, for more information, to sign up. No experience necessary.

Sunday, October 29 Edible Brattleboro, from 2-4 pm-Provide seasonal gardening help: Pulling up weeds, cleaning up the community vegetable gardens for the winter. Contact Tom Green at 802-451-6880, for more information, to sign up. Tools provided. [This qualifies for Community Service credits for BUHS.)

Sunday, November 12 is our monthly youth group meeting/service project with food shelf Loaves & Fishes or Carry Me Home (for refugee clothing & home supplies) at Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St. in Brattleboro from 5-7 p.m. [This qualifies for Community Service credits for BUHS.) Dinner and a Sardines hide n seek game will follow. To RSVP email: or call (802) 258-8348.

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