Parenting Teenagers Panel Discussion

Are you raising a teenager? Do you have the skills and tools that you need to stay on course, especially during the inescapable and often unpredictable challenges that parenting brings?

Come enjoy some hot soup and warm bread on Thursday, February 15th at the Charlotte Congregational Church, and learn how to navigate parenthood during a Parenting Teenagers Panel Discussion. Our panelists include pediatrician Dr. Andrea Green, counselor MaryAnne Gatos, mentor coordinator Wendy Bratt and Andrew Fontanez.

Doors to the vestry of the Charlotte Congregational Church open at 5:15 pm, followed by a 5:30 pm dinner and a 6:00 pm presentation. Hearty soups, bread, and coffee will be served. Potluck salads, drinks and dessert are happily accepted!

Come when you can – latecomers welcome! This event is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Andrea Green is a mother and pediatrician at the UVM Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care clinic in Burlington, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, and Director of the Pediatric New American Clinic.

In her current role with ROI Education Associates, MaryAnne Gatos counsels high school students and young adults as they navigate their choices for the future. For the previous decade, she was the Community Learning Coordinator at CVU. MaryAnne is the mother of two young adult children.

Wendy Bratt is a mother and the coordinator of the CVSD/Connecting Youth (CY) middle school mentoring program at CCS. She is in her third year as consultant for CY’s newest program at CVU.

Andrew Fontanez is a father and long-time Federal Manager having served in the health care and immigration sectors. Besides hiking Kilimanjaro with his wife, his family completed the Long Trail in 2015 and are planning to hike the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela this May.