Virtual Youth Summit 2021

In an effort to provide an outlet for Vermont youth to share their pandemic experiences, Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Mental Health and Vermont Afterschool held a Virtual Youth Summit on March 25, 2021. The event asked students from across the state to share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving the Governor… Read more »

Teen Center COVID Relief Grants

With support from the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Afterschool is releasing a one-time COVID-19 relief funding opportunity for established teen/youth centers that are currently running programming as of January 1, 2021. This funding is to support the continued operation of teen centers serving Vermont youth from 13 years old into their 20s during these challenging… Read more »

2020 Youth Council Grants Awarded to Third Space Programs Across VT

Four projects have been selected by Vermont Afterschool to receive a Youth Council Grant that will support the formation of local youth councils across Vermont. Funded by the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation, the grants will go to the City of Winooski Community Services Department, Burlington High School Expanded Learning Program, Outright Vermont, and CVSU Afterschool… Read more »

NEW! Youth Council Grants for Third Space Programs

As we navigate the world amid a global pandemic and racial justice movements happening worldwide, youth empowerment and instilling hope among youth can’t be an afterthought. Youth voice and their unique perspectives must be considered when discussing projects and activities to improve the lives of youth in their local communities. Given the importance of youth… Read more »

Virtual Youth Forum

Vermont Afterschool is excited to be working with the VT9to26 Coalition to host a: Virtual Youth Forum with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman Young People in the Time of COVID-19: Thoughts, Concerns, and Looking Ahead Prep Session for Youth: Thursday, April 23, 2-4pmVirtual Youth Forum: Monday, April 27, 2-4pm Young Vermonters: How is COVID-19 affecting you? … Read more »

Helsinki Visitors Support Vermont Youth Councils

During the week of October 14th, two strands of youth leadership that span the Atlantic merged for an informational and cultural exchange. Two visitors from Finland were invited by Vermont Afterschool as part of an ongoing international partnership: Vivian Ljungqvist, the student head of the Helsinki Youth Council and Johanna Laukkanen, a youth worker supporting… Read more »