Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Helps Vermonters Advance Through Education

Pictured left to right:   Debbie Henderson SVP Regional Market Manager Bar Harbor B & T, along with Brian Kravitz, CVABE Development Coordinator and Amy Chamberlin, Branch Relationship Manager Williamstown Branch Bar Harbor B & T

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust recently provided $1,500 to CVABE, in support of free academic instruction for adults in central Vermont.

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust VP and Director of Community Giving, Jack Frost, noted, “CVABE provides adult education and literacy services which have a tremendous impact.  Research shows that adult education programs improve individual’s life and future. CVABE’s staff help to address the specific needs of each adult learner and works with them to overcome challenges. Through success with adult education programs, people have more opportunity to obtain higher education and training that can lead to better job opportunities and sustain employment.  Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to support CVABE so they can provide the highest level of education and literacy services possible.”

CVABE provides instruction at learning centers in Barre, Bradford, Montpelier, Morrisville, Randolph and Waterbury, and at libraries, workplaces and other community locations.

“We are extremely grateful to call Bar Harbor Bank and Trust a partner in learning,” said Carol Shults-Perkins, CVABE’s Executive Director, “their support will make a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of students and their families.” Shults-Perkins continued, “Study after study has shown that literacy and education have positive effects on everything from health to job retention to earning potential. This grant will help hundreds of adults in Central Vermont to dream, believe, learn and achieve.”

For information about CVABE’s free basic education and literacy services or how to become a volunteer, call (802) 476-4588.