Vermont State Youth Council Holds Inaugural Meeting

 A group of 28 newly appointed young leaders from across the state met this week to convene the first meeting of the Vermont State Youth Council. The full-day session, held at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, brought together a diverse group of youth across ages, grades, genders, lived experiences, policy interests, and other characteristics.… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Governor’s Address Features Afterschool

Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott gave his annual State of the State address to the Legislature and featured afterschool for all as a central part of his policy platform. In the speech, the Governor proposed “that we begin creating a universal afterschool network that ensures every child has access to enrichment opportunities outside of current classroom… Read more »