Thanks to funding from the Lancey Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the Game Loft is expanding its Circle of Care program by five board members and is seeking volunteers for the program in Belfast and in the RSU 3 school district.

The Circle of Care uses a board of directors approach for young people at critical ages in their lives. The board listens to its youthful “president” and is available to give common-sense advice about common problems that young people face as they mature.

The ability to listen compassionately is the primary requirement to be a board member of a Circle of Care. All volunteers are trained and assisted by a meeting facilitator. Meetings occur twice a month for one hour and are held at the convenience of Circle members.

Circles of Care are urgently needed in the RSU 3 school district. For more information please contact Ariel Levangie at The Game Loft, 338-6447, or via e-mail at

The Game Loft provides an environment where young people are guided to become caring, competent, confident, contributing and connected adults. The Loft is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m., for young gamers 12 and under; Friday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. for young people age 18 and under; and at Mount View Middle School, Wednesdays, 3 to 5:15 p.m. for youth in grades 3-12.

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