In 2018-19 Vermont Afterschool provided many professional development opportunities for leaders in the field which resulted in nearly 600 professionals in the state improving in their jobs abilities to serve the field.
In 2018-19, Vermont Afterschool positively impacted nearly three-quarters of all towns with expanded learning opportunities and half of all out-of-school-time programs in the state through various programs and initiatives.
Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that high school students who participate in afterschool programming are more likely than their peers to plan on continuing their education beyond high school.
From a cultural diversity day to building school bike trails to a writing workshop to a rabbit adoption event, 14 different youth-led projects are about to launch across Vermont thanks to the 2019 Youth4Youth Grants. Grant amounts ranged from $100 to $3000 and were open to any Vermont youth age 10 to 22 to apply.… Read more »
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 »
Instances of depression, self-harm, suicidal plans, and suicidal attempts are lower for high school students in Vermont who participate in afterschool programming vs those who do not, according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicate a negative correlation between drinking behaviors for Vermont’s high school students and their levels of participation in afterschool activities.
The more that Vermont high school students participate in afterschool programming, the less likely they are to be overweight or obese, according to data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
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 »
Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that students who participate in afterschool programming are less likely to be sexually active than those who do not; and among those who are sexually activity, those who participate in afterschool programming are more likely to use contraceptives than those who do not.