Spaulding Academy & Family Services Celebrates Staff during Appreciation Day

October 01, 2021

Northfield, NH – Spaulding Academy & Family Services recently held its annual Employee Appreciation Day to recognize the entire staff’s daily contributions to campus life. The day included two separate events spanning several hours and straddling two employee shifts and an overnight shift so that staff members in the Academic, Residential, Community Based, Family Services, Housekeeping, Facilities and Grounds, Support Services and Administrative teams could all conveniently attend.

The event featured lunch from Wrap City, keychains made by Spaulding Academy & Family Services children with appreciation messages, foster care t-shirts, and a variety of chances to win raffled basket prizes. The basket themes included coffee, carwashes, popcorn, sewing kits, and margarita mixes.

Along with festivities planned by the volunteer committee comprised of representatives from across the organization, the Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offered information and its “Diversity Ball” game to help interested participants discuss experiences and thoughts on diversity and inclusion issues.

“Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a special and safe place for our children and families, and this is possible due to each and every staff member in our organization,” said Todd Emmons, CEO & President, Spaulding Academy & Family Services. “Celebrating our incredible staff in this way is just one small way of saying ‘thank you’ for their dedication. I was thrilled to hear many employees express that this was our best appreciation event to date, and we all enjoyed taking a moment to spend quality time together.”

As part of the event, Spaulding Academy & Family Services also acknowledged those employees who celebrated milestones over the past year. These 21 employees were specifically recognized for their dedication to serving the children and families of Spaulding Academy & Family Services for the following milestones:

  • 5 years of service: 8 staff members
  • 10 years of service: 6 staff members
  • 15 years of service: 5 staff members
  • 20 years of service: 2 staff members

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About Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community-based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on more than 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community-based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services, and more for children ages 0 to 20 and their family. For information about Spaulding Academy & Family Services, visit


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