VTA’s Cassie Willner selected as a White-Riley-Peterson Fellow

The Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Cassie Willner to participate in the White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship. A partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the WRP Fellowship is a ten-month, national program designed to equip graduates with a real-world understanding of policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning. Cassie is the Communications Coordinator at… Read more »

LGBT students and afterschool participation

When thinking about increasing access to afterschool programming for all students, we need to keep in mind that LGBT students do not participate in afterschool programming at the same rates as their cis gender/heterosexual peers (according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

Vermont Afterschool receives Stand for Your Mission Award honorary mention

It’s with great honor that we share our Board of Directors (BOD) has received honorary mention for the BoardSource Stand for Your Mission Award. BoardSource created the Stand for Your Mission Award to recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership, and, by doing so, are helping… Read more »

Lessons from the Field: Examining Exemplar Principal & Afterschool Partnerships

This year I received a unique writing assignment. Inspired by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, who profiled two principals in Vermont who are strong supporters of afterschool programs, I decided to interview a few select Vermont principals with the goal of gathering information on what makes a stellar afterschool/principal partnership. Given that the… Read more »

Our Very Own Holly Morehouse to Receive the 2017 Con Hogan Award!

The Vermont Community Foundation and the organizing committee for the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership are pleased to announce that Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, Inc., will be honored with this year’s award. The $15,000 award, to be used however the recipient chooses, will be presented to Morehouse at a… Read more »