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 »
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 »
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.
Six communities in Vermont have signed a five-year commitment to participate in the Vermont Youth Project, a new initiative designed to boost positive youth development and protective factors on the local level. The Vermont Youth Project will use the Planet Youth data tool, based on the Icelandic Model of Prevention, to survey middle and high school… Read more »
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 »
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.
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.
In 2018-19, Vermont Afterschool positively impacted nearly three-quarters of all towns with expanded learning opportunities and half of all out-of-school-time programs in the state through various programs and initiatives.
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).
We are thrilled to share that Robin Katrick has joined the Vermont Afterschool team as our new Youth and Community Health Coordinator.