New Data Highlights Risk & Protective Factors for VT Youth

New data from the Vermont Youth Project has been released that indicates risk and protective factors for teens around family, school, peer groups, and out-of-school time activities in addition to perceptions of substance use. Currently, there are six communities participating in the Vermont Youth Project, which is a new initiative designed to boost positive youth development… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool receives $180,000 Community Foundation grant

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that it has entered into a Cornerstone Partnership with Vermont Afterschool, a statewide nonprofit working to ensure that all Vermont youth have access to high quality out-of-school learning opportunities. As part of that partnership, the Community Foundation is awarding Vermont Afterschool a three-year $180,000 grant to strengthen afterschool and out-of-school… Read more »

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 »

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 »