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 »

VTA’s Cassie Willner selected as a White-Riley-Peterson Fellow

The Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Cassie Willner to participate in the White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship. A partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the WRP Fellowship is a ten-month, national program designed to equip graduates with a real-world understanding of policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning. Cassie is the Communications Coordinator at… Read more »

LGBT students and afterschool participation

When thinking about increasing access to afterschool programming for all students, we need to keep in mind that LGBT students do not participate in afterschool programming at the same rates as their cis gender/heterosexual peers (according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

Vermont Afterschool receives Stand for Your Mission Award honorary mention

It’s with great honor that we share our Board of Directors (BOD) has received honorary mention for the BoardSource Stand for Your Mission Award. BoardSource created the Stand for Your Mission Award to recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership, and, by doing so, are helping… Read more »

Youth Rights Summit on October 20, 2017

Building on our work with Youth Ambassadors over the past six years and all the work around youth voice and youth engagement that programs are doing throughout the state, Vermont Afterschool would like to invite youth from expanded learning programs to a Youth Rights Summit on Friday, October 20, 2017. The goal of the youth… Read more »