New SEL video

We’re thrilled to share our new social emotional learning (SEL) video produced by Mondo Mediaworks. This video highlights our SEL leadership and training initiative, also known as the Youth Resiliency Project, that is funded by the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation and launched in Fall 2018. This project is focused on supporting afterschool and out-of-school time… Read more »

Funding Opportunity: Afterschool for All Grants

Vermont Afterschool is proud to be working with Vermont’s Agency of Human Services to establish the Afterschool for All Grant Program. The purpose of the grant program is to support efforts to increase access to afterschool and summer learning programs in Vermont. Up to $600,000 total will be awarded through this grant process over the… Read more »

Learning Exchange with Dr. Lasse Siurala

Shorter school days, higher test scores, and more youth thriving – what can Vermont learn from Finland about helping young people succeed? From February 18 to February 22, 2019, noted Finish youth expert Dr. Lasse Siurala visited youth programs and spoke at several venues about the strategies Finland is using to help its youth gain skills… Read more »

Youth4Youth Grants OPEN

The Vermont Youth Council’s Youth4Youth Grants are available to young people to fund ideas that will help promote youth rights, youth expression, and creativity across the state. The Y4Y grants are managed by the Vermont Youth Council (a program of Vermont Afterschool). They are designed to fund projects that help address the rights identified in… Read more »

Free CCV Online Course for Spring 2019

For the Spring Semester 2019, Vermont Afterschool is partnering with the Child Development Division (CDD) to offer a 3-credit, online course for afterschool professionals through the Community College of Vermont (CCV).  This is a FREE online course for those who are working in a licensed afterschool/childcare program! Afterschool Education & Development of the School-Age Child… Read more »

Youth Voice: An “On Air” Need

By Sam Graulty, Youth Voice Coordinator It was recently public radio fundraising time here in Vermont. I’m a big Vermont Public Radio fan and have been known to stay tuned through their repeated membership pitches. However, a few weeks ago, during one of these breaks, I slid the dial to another public radio station and… Read more »

VerMoney Mini Grant

Vermont Afterschool, in collaboration with Vermont State Treasure’s office, is excited to announce the roll-out of the Vermoney Financial Literacy Program. Treasurer Beth Pierce is a huge advocate for young people. Her office has identified afterschool as the perfect setting to bring this type of learning to life. The program is designed to help young… 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 »

LEAD: Training designed for licensed program directors

L.E.A.D. = Leadership, Exploration, And Development Leadership and quality in afterschool programs are inseparable; for programs to succeed and become sustainable, they need strong leadership at all levels. This four-part series is for leaders of licensed programs in the afterschool field in Vermont. The L.E.A.D. program will provide an advanced level group of afterschool professionals with the… Read more »