We Are Vermont Afterschool

A statewide nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that the children and youth in every Vermont community are able to benefit from the power of afterschool, summer learning, and third space programs during the out-of-school time hours.

Why We Do This Work

We believe that we have a collective responsibility to ensure that all young Vermonters are active, connected, engaged, and heard.

Afterschool Matters

We Rely on Collaboration

Together with our partners, we can work to provide many opportunities for children and teens to be young and grow into happy and healthy Vermonters.

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Noteworthy
Data Digest, Vermont Youth Project

VYP Data Shows Lack of Third Space Activities for MS/HS Youth

Using fall 2019 Planet Youth survey data from six communities in Vermont, we are able to estimate the percentage of middle and high school students that do not participate in quality structured group activities in their out-of-school time. We also look at how these estimates vary among grade-level groups.

Press Release, Vermont Youth Project

New Data Highlights Risk & Protective Factors for VT Youth

New data from the Vermont Youth Project has been released that indicates risk and protective factors for teens around family, school, peer groups, and out-of-school time activities in addition to perceptions of substance use. Currently, there are six communities participating in the Vermont Youth Project, which is a new initiative designed to boost positive youth development… Read more »

Policy

Governor’s Address Features Afterschool

Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott gave his annual State of the State address to the Legislature and featured afterschool for all as a central part of his policy platform. In the speech, the Governor proposed “that we begin creating a universal afterschool network that ensures every child has access to enrichment opportunities outside of current classroom… Read more »