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 »

Our Collective Impact in 2019-20

It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up another fiscal year. FY20 certainly presented its challenges, but the field adjusted quickly to the unprecedented COVID crisis. Here at Vermont Afterschool, we continued to serve the field while adapting our outreach and professional development to be exclusively virtual (hello, Zoom). We were able to continue… 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 »

Vermont Afterschool Helps Programs Get Clean Hands This Summer

With the temperatures rising, many young people (and more than a few parents) are clamoring for summer programming this year. Many programs across the state have responded to step up and run in-person programming this summer. Vermont Afterschool has helped to guide program leaders through the requirements and guidelines that come with running programming during… 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 »

Stories from the Field: CVSU Afterschool

Contributed by Kristin Getler, Site Coordinator at CVSU Afterschool CVSU Afterschool offers a safe, fun, and stimulating afterschool experience. We are educators who believe in building great relationships with and among students; helping students to recognize and realize their potential; and giving kids the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of interesting and enriching… Read more »