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
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 »

Best Practices, SEL, Summer Learning

Be Flexible! Ways to Provide Quality Summer Experiences for VT Youth

The uncertainty that looms over our head, lost opportunities, canceled events, physical isolation, career setbacks, and physical, mental, and economic hardships caused by the global pandemic has affected us all. The primary focus for many of us has been all about safety. We are all trying our best to keep all parts of our lives… Read more »

Policy, Press Release, Summer Learning

Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders Announce Summer Enrichment Program for Vermont Youth

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont Afterschool and the Agency of Education recently outlined a plan to enhance and expand summertime enrichment opportunities for Vermont students grades K-12.  In response to the impact of the pandemic on children, youth and families, Governor Scott, Senator Sanders and other partners are working to… Read more »