New data from the Vermont Youth Project has been released that indicates risk and protective factors for teens around family, school, peer groups, and out-of-school time activities in addition to perceptions of substance use. Currently, there are six communities participating in the Vermont Youth Project, which is a new initiative designed to boost positive youth development… Read more »
Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott gave his annual State of the State address to the Legislature and featured afterschool for all as a central part of his policy platform. In the speech, the Governor proposed “that we begin creating a universal afterschool network that ensures every child has access to enrichment opportunities outside of current classroom… Read more »
Vermont Afterschool is seeking dynamic, self-directed, organized, and team-oriented individuals to lead initiatives in youth resilience and community-led interventions that increase protective factors for youth through trauma-informed practices, community connections, out-of-school time activities, and family engagement. 1. Youth Resilience Coordinator. The Youth Resilience Coordinator will support and maintain a statewide network of facilitators to inform… Read more »
We know from research that students need to participate in expanded learning programs with high levels of intensity in order to reap the expected benefits. Our analysis shows that sustained long-term funding is correlated with 21C programs accomplishing dosage-related goals.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Participants who attended the 2019 Afterschool Conference in Stowe were extremely satisfied with their experience and gained take-away knowledge to ultimately benefit the over 13,000 children and youth across the state that they serve.
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 »
Recent data from afterschool programs in Vermont show that elementary school boys are more likely than elementary school girls to have high levels of assertiveness by a significant margin. We explore what this means for empowering young people in Vermont.