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 »

LIRA + LEAD = Two great training opportunities

We have a couple of incredible training opportunities for afterschool leaders who are looking to advance their skills and learning. LEAD 1.0 This four-part series is for leaders of licensed programs in the afterschool field in Vermont. The Leadership, Exploration, And Development (LEAD) program will provide afterschool professionals with the tools to hone their strengths… 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 »