Voices’ policy brief builds upon our Bridging the Gap finding that because many out-of-school factors directly influence academic achievement, schools alone cannot address the problem of poverty and inequitable educational outcomes.
Afterschool Programs in Vermont: Supporting Success for All Students highlights five Vermont afterschool and summer programs that are improving student outcomes. These quality programs give young people the opportunity to explore new ways of learning, to acquire new skills, and to form positive relationships with adults in their community. They – and many others doing similar work across the state – demonstrate that afterschool and summer programs are a critical component of any effort to improve academic performance, particularly among low-income students.
To find out more about afterschool and summer programs in Vermont, read the brief here.