Vermont Afterschool is for a new AmeriCorps VISTA position this year. The Substance Misuse Prevention VISTA will be working on our Vermont Youth Project and family engagement strategies. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain experience connecting public health and youth development concepts to actual project strategies being implemented on the ground and… Read more »
We recently published a guidebook for afterschool and third space program providers with simple tools and resources that will support prevention efforts in their programs. Research over the past decade has shown that the third space is critical to helping children and youth develop into healthy, well-rounded adults. A young person spends only 20% of… Read more »
Vermont Afterschool, Inc., in collaboration with the Vermont Treasurer’s office, is pleased to offer Financial Literacy Afterschool Grants for Spring 2020. These mini-grants are offered to support afterschool programs in providing programming that will enable young Vermonters and their families to become more financially literate. Background Financial decisions impact how we all live, work, and… Read more »
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 »
Join more than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs for this year’s Lights On Afterschool on October 24, 2019. This nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. Vermont Afterschool is proud to… Read more »
Planning to attend the Vermont Afterschool Conference on November 1st at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort? Online registration is still open through October 25th. Some workshops will be limited in size–don’t delay to get your first choice selection and the early bird registration rate. Our 2019 conference will offer 25 workshop selections and a keynote address… Read more »
Six communities in Vermont have signed a five-year commitment to participate in the Vermont Youth Project, a new initiative designed to boost positive youth development and protective factors on the local level. The Vermont Youth Project will use the Planet Youth data tool, based on the Icelandic Model of Prevention, to survey middle and high school… Read more »
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 »
Ask educators in any part of the country and they will tell you there’s no debate: summers matter for children, youth, families, and education. That’s why the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will lead the country in National Summer Learning Week (July 8 – 12, 2019).
We are thrilled to share that Robin Katrick has joined the Vermont Afterschool team as our new Youth and Community Health Coordinator.