Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont Afterschool and the Agency of Education today outlined a plan to enhance and expand summertime enrichment opportunities for Vermont students grades K-12.
In response to the impact of the pandemic on children, youth and families, Governor Scott, Senator Sanders and other partners are working to ensure that every child, of every age, has access to engaging, enriching activities this summer. Knowing the challenges of this past year, these leaders are committed to making sure kids can re-connect with themselves, their friends, and their communities in safe and rewarding ways.
“This once-in-a-century global pandemic has been difficult for everyone, especially our kids. The lack of in-person learning, the loss of connection with friends and classmates and the limits on activities and access to everything from nutritious meals, physical education, sports, drama, music, clubs, and other social events, have taken a tremendous toll,” said Governor Scott. “As we enter the last few laps of this pandemic, we want to do whatever we can to give our kids a great summer that supports their recovery. I’m very pleased to put this initiative forward to do just that.”
“It is no secret that this has been one of the most disruptive years for all of us, but especially for our young people.