Nicole Miller Named New Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool

On behalf of Vermont Afterschool’s Board of Directors, it’s my distinct pleasure to announce that Nicole Miller has been hired as the organization’s next executive director. Nicole’s background as a site coordinator, ten years as a program director of a rural afterschool program, and most recently as VTA’s assistant director and interim director, has provided… Read more »

It’s a big day for Vermont’s youth!

It’s a big day for Vermont’s youth! Two groundbreaking bills (S.197 and H.293) that are primed to make a positive, transformational difference in the lives of Vermont’s youth passed through the governor’s desk Wednesday, May 11, and will become law. The first youth-focused bill to become law, S.197, An act relating to the provision of… Read more »

Vermont Is a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool,’ Even as Unmet Demand for Increases

Student participation that exceeds the national average and overwhelming parent satisfaction with afterschool programs make Vermont a “Top 10 State for Afterschool,” according to the America After 3PM household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance and released today. Nevertheless, unmet demand for programs – the percentage of Vermont parents who say they would enroll their… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool to Partner on School-age Child Care Expansion

Vermont Afterschool, along with key partners at the Vermont Department for Children and Families and Let’s Grow Kids, will coordinate Governor Phil Scott’s recent directive to increase school-age child care this fall. Last week Governor Scott announced that the state would direct $12 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to increase the capacity of the… Read more »

Vermont Afterschool Receives New Grant from the NSB Foundation

We are pleased to announce a new grant from the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation (NSBF), the charitable arm of the Northfield Savings Bank. A two-year $100,000 grant to Vermont Afterschool will provide funding for our Youth Leadership Initiative, an impactful project that puts young people at the center of decision-making in our communities through the… Read more »

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 »

In This Together: How we are supporting the field through COVID-19

As a field committed to relationships and networks, we are thinking deeply about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for youth-serving organizations in the out-of-school time hours and ensuring they are sustained in ways that are intentional and responsive. As our physical routines are broken and movements are restricted, it can lead to us becoming trapped… Read more »

FY19 Annual Report

Extra extra, read all about it! Our FY19 annual report is hot off the press. Read all about our initiatives, highlights, and impact data from the past year. We’re extremely proud of our nimble and forward-thinking organization and hope you learn more about the scope of our work. As always, reach out to us if… Read more »