Brattleboro teens plan regional conference

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BRATTLEBORO >> Two members of the local Boys & Girls Club have been named to serve on the steering committee for the diplomas 2 Degrees (d2D), conference coming up in June.

Jordan Baldwin-Page and Derrick Harnish, both of Brattleboro, spent two days with youth from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut planning the three-day conference.

The diploma 2 Degree conference is being hosted this again this year by The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, N.H. d2D is the Boys & Girls Club's college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

This year's conference will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The 200-plus teens attending the conference will have a weekend of sleeping in the dorm, eating in the dining hall and taking workshops in everything from picking you major, to college culture and being away from home. This along with social time with youth from all over the country and amazing motivational speakers will make a real impact on all those in attendance.

Baldwin-Page and Harnish have both attended the conference last year and are really looking forward to being part of the team who puts together this year's conference.

Baldwin-Page is a junior at Brattleboro Union High School and is looking forward to studying journalism after high school. Harnish a BUHS sophomore plans on studying political science after high school and both attribute the decisions about college, what they want to major in, what kind of school they want to go to and so much more on being part of d2D and attending the conference in the past.

For more information about d2D or other programs, call 802-254-5990, ext. 4.


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