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Our Mission & Goals

Halifax (2007-08) Carpentry

The mission of Vermont Afterschool:

To support organizations in providing quality afterschool, summer, and expanded learning experiences so that Vermont’s children and youth have the opportunities, skills, and resources they need to become healthy, productive members of society.

We work with afterschool programs, advocates, and partners throughout the state to strengthen out-of-school time programming for children and youth in Vermont, to expand the number and types of programs being offered, and to improve access for all children and youth regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, family income, family situation, or geographic location.

Our overarching goals are:

  • Goal 1: To Create a Broad Statewide Partnership Structure
    Create and support a broad partnership structure that promotes the education of Vermont’s children and youth in creative and non-traditional ways that extend beyond the school day.
  • Goal 2: To Advocate for Strong and Diversified Funding
    Advocate for a strong and diversified funding structure for afterschool programs in Vermont and policies that encourage partnerships, complementary connections, and collaboration.
  • Goal 3: To Promote and Support High-Quality Programs
    Develop and sustain an effective system of professional development and standards that supports high-quality programs addressing the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of children and youth.

The work of Vermont Afterschool is generously supported by the following organizations:

  • C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Vermont Agency of Education
  • Child Development Division, Department of Children and Families, Vermont Agency of Human Services
  • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • The Noyce Foundation
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