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.

LIRA + LEAD = Two great training opportunities

We have a couple of incredible training opportunities for afterschool leaders who are looking to advance their skills and learning. LEAD 1.0 This four-part series is for leaders of licensed programs in the afterschool field in Vermont. The Leadership, Exploration, And Development (LEAD) program will provide afterschool professionals with the tools to hone their strengths… Read more »

Fights and feelings of safety at school

Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that Vermont high school students that participated in weekly out-of-school time programming were less likely to get into physical fights than those who did not.

Our collective impact in 2018-19 (Part 2)

In 2018-19 Vermont Afterschool provided many professional development opportunities for leaders in the field which resulted in nearly 600 professionals in the state improving in their jobs abilities to serve the field.

Celebrate Summer Learning Week: July 8-12

Ask educators in any part of the country and they will tell you there’s no debate: summers matter for children, youth, families, and education. That’s why the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will lead the country in National Summer Learning Week (July 8 – 12, 2019).

Welcome, Robin!

We are thrilled to share that Robin Katrick has joined the Vermont Afterschool team as our new Youth and Community Health Coordinator.