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Seeds of independence is a mentor and volunteer-based organization that builds relationships with youth and supports them in making decisions that will have a positive effect on their lives and our communities.

Seeds of Independence would like to thank you in advance for your support. With your help we will be able to continue our successful programs that change the lives of some of our most forgotten, yet potentially most valuable resources.

Contributions by mail can be sent to the address below:

Seeds of Independence

29 Burbank Avenue Brunswick, ME 04011

Volunteer

Our model works because of community involvement and the 60+ devoted volunteers who are committed to create positive change among our youth. As we grow to reach more youth in need, we depend on community members to make our expansion possible.

Here are some ways that you can get involved:

  • Become a mentor. This includes coming to weekly support groups and being a positive role model to a teen in need of guidance and consistency.
  • Become a partner. If you work for, or are affiliated with businesses in our community, you might consider sharing your services. This may include acting as a resource or teaching work ethic by hiring youth who are involved in Seeds of Independence.
  • Become a driver. There are services in the community (i.e gym memberships) available to our youth but transportation is a constant obstacle. Many of the teens we work with don’t have a driver’s license and depend on others for transportation.
  • Become a tutor. An important part of supporting our youth is helping them to graduate high school or obtain a GED. There is a great need for tutors to meet with students (at school, at a local library) and help them to understand and accomplish the required assignments.
  • Share your expertise. Maybe you’ve done similar work and have ideas to share or a particular skill that may be helpful to our effort.

The opportunities for involvement are endless, please join us as we support youth in our community!

For more information on how to get involved please contact us at (207) 406-2365 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Current Supporters

Seeds of independence is grateful to the following individuals, businesses and foundations for their strong support of our programs.

Polly Arnoff

Bangor Savings Bank

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Brunswick Development Corporation

Davis Family Foundation

Marion Freeman

John T. Gorman Foundation

David Kaufman

Kingsbury Foundation

Maine Community Foundation

Peter Milliken

Gilman Nichols

Gaier Palmisano

Smith Family Foundation

Gerrish H. Milliken Foundation

Wind Point Foundation

Thomas & Willo Wright

Allagash Brewing Foundation

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Bradley Family Foundation

Claimvantage, Inc.

FPS Corp

Kingsbury Road Foundation

Emmanuel & Pauline Lerner Foundation

Doris Jean & Owen Newlin

John Newlin & Patty Carton

Ellen & Gilman Nichols

Nine Wicket Foundation

Norway Savings Bank

Eric Oransky

Ryan and Scheu Family Charitable Trust

Triton Foundation

Wright-Ryan Construction

Berle Foundation

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