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.

Why We Do This Work

We believe that we have a collective responsibility to ensure that all young Vermonters are active, connected, engaged, and heard.

Afterschool Matters

We Rely on Collaboration

Together with our partners, we can work to provide many opportunities for children and teens to be young and grow into happy and healthy Vermonters.

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Noteworthy
Press Release, Summer Learning

Gov. Phil Scott and Sen. Bernie Sanders Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants for Youth Summer Programs

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders and Vermont Afterschool today announced the recipients of the Summer Matters for All Grant Program. A total of $3.85 million was awarded to about 100 programs in 13 counties to expand access to summer enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth this summer. Governor Scott has put an… Read more »

Blog, Equity, SEL

Focusing on SEL and Equity to Ensure Program Success

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Although it was not the first time an individual was killed by a police officer, the killing of Mr. Floyd by a police officer united protesters worldwide to march against systemic racism and police brutality. Numerous protests were organized in support of Black Lives… Read more »

Best Practices, SEL

Modeling SEL for Students

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name (1961) I am quoting James Baldwin not only because he’s my favorite author, but because that sentence highlights the importance of modeling for children and youth. They trust what they see… Read more »