Our Collective Impact in 2019-20

It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up another fiscal year. FY20 certainly presented its challenges, but the field adjusted quickly to the unprecedented COVID crisis. Here at Vermont Afterschool, we continued to serve the field while adapting our outreach and professional development to be exclusively virtual (hello, Zoom). We were able to continue… Read more »

Summer Matters: Celebrate National Summer Learning Week July 6-11, 2020

Summer is not canceled this year, and summer learning opportunities are more important than ever in 2020. 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 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of these programs, Vermont Afterschool joins the… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Helps Programs Get Clean Hands This Summer

With the temperatures rising, many young people (and more than a few parents) are clamoring for summer programming this year. Many programs across the state have responded to step up and run in-person programming this summer. Vermont Afterschool has helped to guide program leaders through the requirements and guidelines that come with running programming during… Read more »

Stories From the Field: Encore

Contributed by Beth Chambers, Director of Encore Afterschool Encore, the afterschool and summer program with nine sites across the North Country Supervisory Union, has an “All Hands On Deck!” mantra right now that is fully inclusive of afterschool and summer program staff. We have had afterschool staff who worked in the NCSU Childcare for Essential… Read more »

Stories from the Field: CVSU Afterschool

Contributed by Kristin Getler, Site Coordinator at CVSU Afterschool CVSU Afterschool offers a safe, fun, and stimulating afterschool experience. We are educators who believe in building great relationships with and among students; helping students to recognize and realize their potential; and giving kids the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of interesting and enriching… Read more »

We Are Afterschool

We know afterschool is part of the solution. We’ve seen it time and time again in the high-quality programs that keep kids safe, support working families, and engage learners. We’ve seen it in summer learning programs; we’ve seen it in the third space for older youth; and we’ve seen the positive outcomes that boost student… Read more »

Adapt & Evolve: The Story of Wings’ Virtual April Vacation Camp

By Maria Stewart, Co-Director of the Wings Community Programs Wings Community Programs is launching the April Blast Virtual Program Camp for students grades K-12 during school vacation next week, April 20-24. We have an incredible group of talented, innovative, creative, and extraordinary program leaders who have truly taken the idea of virtual programming to new heights! We… Read more »