We Are Vermont Afterschool
A statewide nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that the children and youth in every Vermont community are able to benefit from the power of afterschool, summer learning, and third space programs during the out-of-school time hours.
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New Data Highlights Protective Factors and Effects of COVID-19 on Vermont Youth
New data from the Vermont Youth Project reveals how protective factors can help young people reduce substance use as well as a greater need of structured activities during the out-of-school time hours in the third space. The new data also includes measures around COVID-19, with middle and high school students showing a significant increase of… Read more »
Decreases in risk behaviors for students with very high levels of participation in out-of-school time activities.
YRBS data over the past three cycles of collection shows improvements in outcomes for students who participate in 20 or more hours per week of activities outside the school day.
Vermont Is a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool,’ Even as Unmet Demand for Increases
Student participation that exceeds the national average and overwhelming parent satisfaction with afterschool programs make Vermont a “Top 10 State for Afterschool,” according to the America After 3PM household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance and released today. Nevertheless, unmet demand for programs – the percentage of Vermont parents who say they would enroll their… Read more »