NEW! Youth Council Grants for Third Space Programs

As we navigate the world amid a global pandemic and racial justice movements happening worldwide, youth empowerment and instilling hope among youth can’t be an afterthought. Youth voice and their unique perspectives must be considered when discussing projects and activities to improve the lives of youth in their local communities. Given the importance of youth… Read more »

Virtual Youth Forum

Vermont Afterschool is excited to be working with the VT9to26 Coalition to host a: Virtual Youth Forum with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman Young People in the Time of COVID-19: Thoughts, Concerns, and Looking Ahead Prep Session for Youth: Thursday, April 23, 2-4pmVirtual Youth Forum: Monday, April 27, 2-4pm Young Vermonters: How is COVID-19 affecting you? … Read more »

Helsinki Visitors Support Vermont Youth Councils

During the week of October 14th, two strands of youth leadership that span the Atlantic merged for an informational and cultural exchange. Two visitors from Finland were invited by Vermont Afterschool as part of an ongoing international partnership: Vivian Ljungqvist, the student head of the Helsinki Youth Council and Johanna Laukkanen, a youth worker supporting… Read more »

Youth4Youth Grants OPEN

The Vermont Youth Council’s Youth4Youth Grants are available to young people to fund ideas that will help promote youth rights, youth expression, and creativity across the state. The Y4Y grants are managed by the Vermont Youth Council (a program of Vermont Afterschool). They are designed to fund projects that help address the rights identified in… Read more »

Youth Voice: An “On Air” Need

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 »