As fall approaches and as the seasons change, I invite you to join us at one of the events below and connect with others who are supporting youth in our community.  

I am also excited to share with you some changes at Second Growth this fall which include our new logo, our work with the Hanover Rotary on the Auction Gala in November, and welcoming new board member, Heather Cantagallo.  Please join us for our annual meeting on October 20th to learn more about Second Growth's work and discuss the impact of opiate addiction on our community. 

I hope to see you this fall, 

Barbara Farnsworth 
3rd Annual Walk for
Suicide Awareness
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Starts at 1:00pm, arrive by 12:30pm
Hanover High School

This walk is for adolescents and adults with the goal to raise awareness of how to reduce adolescent suicide by recognizing the warning signs of a peer at risk, as well as to strengthen the bonds among the area schools. 

Open to the public, bring a friend, teammate, or neighbor. Register now.
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 Start Ready Camp
a Success
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Second Growth's second summer Start Ready camp was a success with more than twenty Upper Valley high school students participating. This program is run in partnership with Dartmouth College with funding from the Claremont Savings Bank Foundation and the Maurice Robinson Grant of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College. The program was held for the second year at the Claremont Community Center with the final day on campus at Dartmouth College. Athletes prepared themselves  physically  for fall preseason practices  and  learned good  nutrition , leadership skills, and healthy decision making. 

Hanover Rotary Auction Gala to benefit  Second Growth
Friday, November 6, 2015
Dowds' Country Inn
Lyme, NH

Please join us on November 6th for a festive evening of food, friends, and the fun of bidding for fabulous auction items. All auction proceeds will benefit Second Growth's counseling scholarship fund and Hanover Rotary's charitable giving program. 

 Second Growth welcomes new board member, 
Heather Cantagallo

Heather Cantagallo is the principal of the Grantham Village Elementary School.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Keene State College, a Master of Education in School Administration, and a CAGS degree in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. Heather has been an educator for over 22 years, teaching at various grade levels and working as a school administrator. 

When asked why Heather joined the board, Heather shares "I joined Second Growth's Board because I believe in the work the organization is doing to reduce substance abuse and violence for adolescents and young adults.  I believe that we must educate, treat and provide ongoing support if we want to make a lasting difference.  Second Growth is committed to providing all of these things and understands that prevention is only one component of the process."

Recovery Support Groups for Youth
Mondays 6:00-7:00pm Young Men's Group *Now in Lebanon, NH*
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Co-ed Beginner's Group
Fridays 6:30-7:30pm Young Women's Group

All Second Growth groups are free, have open enrollment and are facilitated by a licensed counselor.   Note our young men's group has moved to a new location on the Green in Lebanon. Call for more information, 802-295-9800.

Second Growth's Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:30pm
Kilton Library,  West Lebanon, NH 

Our program will include a year in  review of  Second Growth programs as well as a panel discussion on the impact of opiate addiction on our community. 

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Fall Hartford Community Coalition Forum
Monday, October 26, 2015 6:30pm
VA Conference Room, VA Medical Center
White River Junction, VT