Our collective impact in 2018-19 (Part 2)

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.

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 »

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 »

Afterschool participation and sexual activity among teens

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.