AmeriCorps member Sarah Woodman joins Youthlinks team
Broadreach Family & Community Services is pleased to welcome Sarah Woodman to the Youthlinks team. Sarah Woodman is an AmeriCorps Great Strides volunteer, proud to be serving her hometown of Rockland. Sarah holds a BA degree from the University of Maine, where she studied English and Philosophy. Sarah worked at the University of Maine in the office of the Dean of Education and Human Development, as a tutor for the university’s Writing Center, and as an assistant to Professor Elizabeth Allan. Locally, Sarah has worked as a barista, a bread baker, a bookstore assistant, and a pastry baker for three well-loved Rockland businesses. She enjoys long walks, the ocean, movies, swimming, rabbits, reading, baking, gardening, meeting new people, philosophy, traveling, looking at art, and great conversations. When asked why she joined Youthlinks, she answered, “We’re lucky to live in an area with so many talented people willing to share such a wide variety of skills: art, music, cooking, education, craftsmanship. I’m excited to help strengthen the connection between young adults and the mid-coast community. The greatest influences on my life were people I connected with as a high school student, right here in Rockland, and I am eager to help forge those connections for our current students as a member of AmeriCorps and Youthlinks. The mid-coast has evolved into a very special place, and it’s an exciting time to be working on the growth and development of our local community and the students who represent our community’s future.”
Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 11-17 from anywhere in mid-coast Maine. These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded primarily by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All programs are free for participating youth. For more information on Youthlinks, visit www.youthlinksonline.org or call 594-2221.