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first_imgSource: The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. 10.15.2010 Citizens Bank,The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington is pleased toannounce a $5,000 grant award from the Citizen’s Bank Foundation topartially fund the career readiness and life skills program, KnowHow2Go. Init’s fourth year, the KnowHow2Go Program introduces middle school andhigh school youth to the college process and possible career choices inorder to encourage and prepare them to pursue higher education options.The program is a series of educational sessions designed to inform membersabout good study habits; setting goals; guiding students to high schoolcourse selection that leads them to a higher education path. Additionallyparticipants learn the basics of handling personal finances and accessingcollege loans; attend college and business visits, and receive homeworkassistance and extensive mentoring support.Brigitte Ritchie, Citizens Bank Vice President for Public Affairs andCommunity Relations, says ‘We are proud to support this initiative of theBoys and Girls Club of Burlington. Helping our local youth attain academicsuccess and pursue career opportunities will ultimately enrich ourcommunity and strengthen our economy. The personal approach that the Clubtakes in reaching its members is a positive model worthy of note to othercommunity organizations.’The grant leverages the Club’s ability to attract additional funding toexpand the number of cohorts of youth served. The Club is tracking theimpact of this program as we guide our second cohort of high schoolgraduates through their college experiences. About the Boys & Girls Club of BurlingtonThe Boys and Girls Club of Burlington serves over 1,000 children and teenseach year. We operate three sites in Burlington and Winooski providingeducational, recreational, and character development opportunities throughafter school, evening, and summer programs. Our mission is to inspire andenable youth in our community, especially those who need us most,to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, caring andresponsible citizens.last_img read more

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first_imgBritish 19-year-old George Russell, making his debut at a grand prix weekend with a run in first practice at Interlagos, was 12th quickest in the Force India, three places and 0.6secs off team-mate Esteban Ocon in a controlled and impressive debut.Hamilton clinched the championship at the last race in Mexico, but has arrived in Brazil saying that he is determined to ensure he does not have the same post-title slump that he had the last time he clinched the championship early in 2015.“There are two races to go,” Hamilton said on Thursday. “It is a better time than ever to apply even more pressure, just because you can.”That remark was a reference to the implosion of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s title challenge in the last few races, from leading it after the Belgian Grandz Prix at the end of August, to losing it just six races later with two still to go.On the evidence of first practice, Hamilton has a strong chance to continue his winning form – Mercedes appeared to be in a league of their own at this early stage.Ricciardo already knows he is in for a difficult weekend as he has a grid penalty of 10 places for using too many engine parts this season, Renault having fitted a new MGU-H to replace the turbo hybrid recovery unit that failed on his car in Mexico.Both Toro Rosso drivers also have 10-place engine penalties for taking new MGU-Hs and have had a torrid time on track.Pierre Gasly managed only five laps before stopping with an engine problem but the Frenchman fared better than team-mate Brendon Hartley, who did only two laps before his Renault engine failed in a cloud of smoke.It was a repeat of the problems Toro Rosso suffered in Mexico and team boss Franz Tost held his head in his hands on the pit wall in despair.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lewis Hamilton headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes finished one-two in first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.Hamilton was 0.127 seconds ahead of the Finn, with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen a further 0.415secs behind and 0.006secs ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was fifth ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.Williams’ Felipe Massa was seventh, ahead of McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne and Force India’s Esteban Ocon.last_img read more

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