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 »

Focusing on SEL and Equity to Ensure Program Success

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Although it was not the first time an individual was killed by a police officer, the killing of Mr. Floyd by a police officer united protesters worldwide to march against systemic racism and police brutality. Numerous protests were organized in support of Black Lives… Read more »

Modeling SEL for Students

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name (1961) I am quoting James Baldwin not only because he’s my favorite author, but because that sentence highlights the importance of modeling for children and youth. They trust what they see… 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 »