The Youth Engagement Award is given to a Telling Room volunteer who has worked throughout the school year to engage, empower, and mentor Telling Room students.
Clare LaVergne, 2016 - 2017
At our Annual Big Night Celebration in May 2017, Clare Lavergne was given the award, presented by Telling Room Students Rhode Phambu and Ashley McBreairty. In the 2016-2017 school year, Clare gave The Telling Room over 120 volunteer hours in service to students from all different programs including: Publishing Workshop, Young Writer’s and Leaders, Residencies and Field Trips. She also advocated for arts education at the statehouse in Augusta, ME, when national funding was being threatened. After being a dedicated volunteer and advocate for students, Clare became a Teaching Artist and Publishing Fellow for The Telling Room in the spring of 2017. Congratulations Clare!