Engineering Resources for Afterschool STEM Educators

Last time in this series, I covered some of the different types of resources that are available through the Million Girls Moonshot initiative. But this time, I wanted to delve into some specific resources related to activities you can bring into programming. They’re not all from STEM Next and the Moonshot directly, but it was… Read more »

VerMoney Mini-Grants for Spring 2021

Vermont Afterschool, Inc., in collaboration with the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, is pleased to again be offering the VerMoney Financial Literacy program for Spring 2021. These mini-grants provide afterschool and out-of-school time programs with a curriculum, training, and financial support to teach young Vermonters to become more financially literate. Background Financial decisions impact how we… Read more »

Getting Started with “Engineering Mindset” in Afterschool STEM Programs

As part of the Million Girls Moonshot, Vermont Afterschool is promoting the broad resources collected and produced by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund. The Million Girls Moonshot is a new initiative that aims to “inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and… Read more »

“You’ve Got This”: Notes from the Social Emotional Roundtable Field Call

The weekly conversations between programs continued this week and focused on a reopening challenge that will impact virtually everyone on some level: maintaining awareness around our social and emotional health. There are some more general themes and then some specific resources that I’ll highlight here.  The themes came from Sara Forward, LICSW of the Vermont… Read more »

Field Call Conversation on Staffing

On Tuesday, August 4th, a group of afterschool and other youth-serving professionals gathered to discuss the challenges that have been coming up related to reopening programs as they work on planning how to do so safely and effectively. The specified topic of the day was staffing, though the conversation ventured into other topics as well. … Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Helps Programs Get Clean Hands This Summer

With the temperatures rising, many young people (and more than a few parents) are clamoring for summer programming this year. Many programs across the state have responded to step up and run in-person programming this summer. Vermont Afterschool has helped to guide program leaders through the requirements and guidelines that come with running programming during… Read more »

A COVID-19 Resource Library Just for YOU

One of the many challenges that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the management and distribution of information. Things have been changing day-to-day and hour to hour and it’s tough to keep up. I, for one, have had to battle some “information overload” and finding genuinely useful resources in the piles of what’s… Read more »

VerMoney Financial Literacy Mini-Grant

Vermont Afterschool, Inc., in collaboration with the Vermont Treasurer’s office, is pleased to offer Financial Literacy Afterschool Grants for Spring 2020. These mini-grants are offered to support afterschool programs in providing programming that will enable young Vermonters and their families to become more financially literate. Background Financial decisions impact how we all live, work, and… Read more »