Using Fall 2019 Planet Youth survey data from six communities in Vermont, we are able to estimate the percentage of middle and high school students that do not participate in quality structured group activities in their out-of-school time. We also look at how these estimates vary among grade-level groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that high school students who participate in afterschool programming are more likely than their peers to plan on continuing their education beyond high school.
Instances of depression, self-harm, suicidal plans, and suicidal attempts are lower for high school students in Vermont who participate in afterschool programming vs those who do not, according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.