Celebrating 10 years of Vermont Afterschool

Ten years. How amazing is that? Especially when you consider all the incredible people, programs, and partners that we’ve been privileged to work with over that time. There are things that have changed: Our name, our look, our size, and our scope. We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years both as an organization… Read more »

FY19 Annual Report

Extra extra, read all about it! Our FY19 annual report is hot off the press. Read all about our initiatives, highlights, and impact data from the past year. We’re extremely proud of our nimble and forward-thinking organization and hope you learn more about the scope of our work. As always, reach out to us if… Read more »

NEW! Prevention Resource Guide for the Third Space

We recently published a guidebook for afterschool and third space program providers with simple tools and resources that will support prevention efforts in their programs. Research over the past decade has shown that the third space is critical to helping children and youth develop into healthy, well-rounded adults. A young person spends only 20% of… Read more »

VerMoney Financial Literacy Mini-Grant

Vermont Afterschool, Inc., in collaboration with the Vermont Treasurer’s office, is pleased to offer Financial Literacy Afterschool Grants for Spring 2020. These mini-grants are offered to support afterschool programs in providing programming that will enable young Vermonters and their families to become more financially literate. Background Financial decisions impact how we all live, work, and… Read more »

Helsinki Visitors Support Vermont Youth Councils

During the week of October 14th, two strands of youth leadership that span the Atlantic merged for an informational and cultural exchange. Two visitors from Finland were invited by Vermont Afterschool as part of an ongoing international partnership: Vivian Ljungqvist, the student head of the Helsinki Youth Council and Johanna Laukkanen, a youth worker supporting… Read more »

Celebrate the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Join more than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs for this year’s Lights On Afterschool on October 24, 2019. This nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. Vermont Afterschool is proud to… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Conference: Join us on 11/1

Planning to attend the Vermont Afterschool Conference on November 1st at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort? Online registration is still open through October 25th. Some workshops will be limited in size–don’t delay to get your first choice selection and the early bird registration rate. Our 2019 conference will offer 25 workshop selections and a keynote address… Read more »

Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Afterschool Participation

Among Vermont high school students, racial and ethnic minorities are significantly less likely to participate in any hours of afterschool programming than white students; among those who do participate, they do so less frequently than their white student counterparts.