For the Spring Semester 2019, Vermont Afterschool is partnering with the Child Development Division (CDD) to offer a 3-credit, online course for afterschool professionals through the Community College of Vermont (CCV). This is a FREE online course for those who are working in a licensed afterschool/childcare program! Afterschool Education & Development of the School-Age Child… Read more »
By Sam Graulty, Youth Voice Coordinator It was recently public radio fundraising time here in Vermont. I’m a big Vermont Public Radio fan and have been known to stay tuned through their repeated membership pitches. However, a few weeks ago, during one of these breaks, I slid the dial to another public radio station and… Read more »
High school students in Vermont who participate in afterschool activities are less likely than their peers to carry weapons to school, according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that Vermont high school students who participate in afterschool activities are more likely than those who do not to feel that they matter to people in their communities and have supportive adults to talk to when needed.
Vermont Afterschool, in collaboration with Vermont State Treasure’s office, is excited to announce the roll-out of the Vermoney Financial Literacy Program. Treasurer Beth Pierce is a huge advocate for young people. Her office has identified afterschool as the perfect setting to bring this type of learning to life. The program is designed to help young… Read more »
Bullying behaviors among high school teens in Vermont decrease as teens engage in afterschool activities. This post explores the data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey that reveal these outcomes.
High school students in Vermont who participate in afterschool activities are likely to have more moderate rates of screen time and higher levels of physical activity than their peers who participate in fewer or no hours of afterschool activities, according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
The Vermont Community Foundation announced that it has entered into a Cornerstone Partnership with Vermont Afterschool, a statewide nonprofit working to ensure that all Vermont youth have access to high quality out-of-school learning opportunities. As part of that partnership, the Community Foundation is awarding Vermont Afterschool a three-year $180,000 grant to strengthen afterschool and out-of-school… Read more »
Data from the Vermont 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey suggest that students who participate in more afterschool activities are more likely than students who do not to earn good grades in high school.
L.E.A.D. = Leadership, Exploration, And Development Leadership and quality in afterschool programs are inseparable; for programs to succeed and become sustainable, they need strong leadership at all levels. This four-part series is for leaders of licensed programs in the afterschool field in Vermont. The L.E.A.D. program will provide an advanced level group of afterschool professionals with the… Read more »