Vermont Is a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool,’ Even as Unmet Demand for Increases

Student participation that exceeds the national average and overwhelming parent satisfaction with afterschool programs make Vermont a “Top 10 State for Afterschool,” according to the America After 3PM household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance and released today. Nevertheless, unmet demand for programs – the percentage of Vermont parents who say they would enroll their… Read more »

2020 Youth Council Grants Awarded to Third Space Programs Across VT

Four projects have been selected by Vermont Afterschool to receive a Youth Council Grant that will support the formation of local youth councils across Vermont. Funded by the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation, the grants will go to the City of Winooski Community Services Department, Burlington High School Expanded Learning Program, Outright Vermont, and CVSU Afterschool… Read more »

NEW! Youth Council Grants for Third Space Programs

As we navigate the world amid a global pandemic and racial justice movements happening worldwide, youth empowerment and instilling hope among youth can’t be an afterthought. Youth voice and their unique perspectives must be considered when discussing projects and activities to improve the lives of youth in their local communities. Given the importance of youth… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Joins the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative

The STEM Next Opportunity Fund recently announced a multi-year grant to Vermont Afterschool as part of the Million Girls Moonshot. The Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have joined STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to launch the Million Girls Moonshot. The effort is designed to engage one… Read more »

Fall 2020 Professional Development is HERE!

In the midst of so much change, uncertainty, and upheaval, there is one thing you can count on. Vermont Afterschool will ALWAYS deliver high-quality professional development and training experiences no matter what! And we’re so pleased to announce that we have a stellar line-up for Fall 2020 and beyond. Download our PD catalogue to get… Read more »

Reopening Together: How Afterschool Can Partner with Schools

Afterschool programs are essential for meeting students’ needs during the COVID-19 crisis and throughout recovery. As districts release guidelines and schedules for the upcoming school year, principals and superintendents will drive decisions about how schools reopen and how they work with their afterschool partners. Collaboration between out-of-school time and in-school time is more important than… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Receives New Grant from the NSB Foundation

We are pleased to announce a new grant from the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation (NSBF), the charitable arm of the Northfield Savings Bank. A two-year $100,000 grant to Vermont Afterschool will provide funding for our Youth Leadership Initiative, an impactful project that puts young people at the center of decision-making in our communities through the… Read more »

Summer Matters: Celebrate National Summer Learning Week July 6-11, 2020

Summer is not canceled this year, and summer learning opportunities are more important than ever in 2020. Across Vermont, summer programs are adapting and innovating to ensure children and their families can access quality summer learning opportunities and critical supports and services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of these programs, Vermont Afterschool joins the… Read more »

Stories From the Field: Encore

Contributed by Beth Chambers, Director of Encore Afterschool Encore, the afterschool and summer program with nine sites across the North Country Supervisory Union, has an “All Hands On Deck!” mantra right now that is fully inclusive of afterschool and summer program staff. We have had afterschool staff who worked in the NCSU Childcare for Essential… Read more »