Million Girls Moonshot July Resources

Vermont Afterschool is proud to be part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative, working to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through OST programs over the next five years. The Million Girls Moonshot is an initiative of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund. The Million Girls Moonshot… Read more »

Free Summer Meals for VT Kids

All across the state this summer, free, delicious meals are available to all kids 18 and under. No need to enroll or sign-up, just visit a site and kids can enjoy tasty meals all summer long. Many meal locations will continue to offer grab-and-go meal service, as well as the option to pick multiple days worth… Read more »

Celebrate National Summer Learning Week July 12-16, 2021

Summer learning and enrichment opportunities are more important than ever in 2021. Across Vermont, summer programs are adapting and innovating to ensure children and their families can access quality summer learning opportunities and critical supports and services as part of Vermont’s recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of these programs, Vermont Afterschool joins… Read more »

Gov. Phil Scott and Sen. Bernie Sanders Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants for Youth Summer Programs

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders and Vermont Afterschool today announced the recipients of the Summer Matters for All Grant Program. A total of $3.85 million was awarded to about 100 programs in 13 counties to expand access to summer enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth this summer. Governor Scott has put an… Read more »

Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders Announce Summer Enrichment Program for Vermont Youth

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont Afterschool and the Agency of Education recently outlined a plan to enhance and expand summertime enrichment opportunities for Vermont students grades K-12.  In response to the impact of the pandemic on children, youth and families, Governor Scott, Senator Sanders and other partners are working to… Read more »

Summer Operations Survey

Vermont Afterschool is excited to be partnering with key state partners to expand summer program opportunities for children and youth. While there are many benefits to enrichment opportunities year round, we know that there are academic, social, and emotional needs of our children coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic which make this summer and the… Read more »

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The State of Vermont is currently allowing for the voluntary vaccination of individuals working in regulated/ child care, preschool and afterschool programs.  This is great news! Here’s what you need to know. Eligible Individuals: Individuals working in regulated child care programs with direct contact with children, including registered and licensed family child care home providers,… Read more »

STEM Virtual Keynote with Ainissa Ramirez

We have a slew of upcoming professional development learning opportunities that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). And we’re especially excited to be able to have Dr. Ainissa Ramirez join us for a STEM virtual keynote on March 25th (11:30AM-12:30PM). This is a FREE learning opportunity that is not to be missed! STEM… Read more »

Our DEI Approach for 2021

As with so many others, 2020 upended the way we work. It has been eye-opening, illuminating, and humbling. And not just in terms of working remotely or adjusting to life in a pandemic. For our team at Vermont Afterschool, part of this re-focusing and re-envisioning our work has meant examining the way we approach diversity,… Read more »

New Data Highlights Protective Factors and Effects of COVID-19 on Vermont Youth

New data from the Vermont Youth Project reveals how protective factors can help young people reduce substance use as well as a greater need of structured activities during the out-of-school time hours in the third space. The new data also includes measures around COVID-19, with middle and high school students showing a significant increase of… Read more »