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 time” and acknowledged that “kids who participate in afterschool activities and programs do better in school and in life than kids who don’t.”

This is a big moment for afterschool to be acknowledged and supported by the Governor. We look forward to working with Gov. Scott and the Legislature to help make this concept a reality. Read more about the address and lawmakers responses here. The full transcript of the State of the State address can be read or heard here.

Governor’s Proposal Will Make Vermont Better for All
Contact: Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
Phone: 802-448-3464 (office); 802-598-4005

“We’re thrilled to hear the Governor’s proposal on Afterschool for All and look forward to working with everyone to make this a reality! We know young people make a better Vermont, and we can work together to provide many opportunities afterschool and over the summer for young people to grow into healthy, happy Vermonters.”