To support our STEM Initiative, Vermont Afterschool, Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation for the 2018-2019 school year to create meaningful job and expanded learning opportunities for students across rural Vermont.
- Training high school students in rural areas to deliver content around science, technology, engineering,and mathematics (STEM) to their local afterschool and summer learning programs.
- Supporting older youth in the work-based learning process by helping them to develop job skills, improve their instructional practices, as well as connecting them to different career paths.
- Providing jobs for high school students who will receive compensation for their time and are located in areas of the state where finding part-time work can be challenging for youth.
- Increasing access to STEM programs during the out-of-school time for elementary school age children.
PARTICIPATING PROGRAMS FOR FY19:
1. All-4-One, Springfield School District
2. AIM, Windham Northeast SU
3. Crossroads, Franklin Northwest SU
4. One Planet, White River Valley SU
43 teens were trained to teach STEM activities at their local afterschool programs
Teens received a total of 38 hours of training in teaching, classroom management, and workforce skills
300 youth in grades 2-6 participated in the STEM afterschool programs taught by teens
11 afterschool programs sites participated across five rural SUs