New SEL video

We’re thrilled to share our new social emotional learning (SEL) video produced by Mondo Mediaworks. This video highlights our SEL leadership and training initiative, also known as the Youth Resiliency Project, that is funded by the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation and launched in Fall 2018. This project is focused on supporting afterschool and out-of-school time… Read more »

Funding Opportunity: Afterschool for All Grants

Vermont Afterschool is proud to be working with Vermont’s Agency of Human Services to establish the Afterschool for All Grant Program. The purpose of the grant program is to support efforts to increase access to afterschool and summer learning programs in Vermont. Up to $600,000 total will be awarded through this grant process over the… Read more »

Learning Exchange with Dr. Lasse Siurala

Shorter school days, higher test scores, and more youth thriving – what can Vermont learn from Finland about helping young people succeed? From February 18 to February 22, 2019, noted Finish youth expert Dr. Lasse Siurala visited youth programs and spoke at several venues about the strategies Finland is using to help its youth gain skills… Read more »

Afterschool participation and sexual activity among teens

Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that students who participate in afterschool programming are less likely to be sexually active than those who do not; and among those who are sexually activity, those who participate in afterschool programming are more likely to use contraceptives than those who do not.

Youth4Youth Grants OPEN

The Vermont Youth Council’s Youth4Youth Grants are available to young people to fund ideas that will help promote youth rights, youth expression, and creativity across the state. The Y4Y grants are managed by the Vermont Youth Council (a program of Vermont Afterschool). They are designed to fund projects that help address the rights identified in… Read more »