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Expanded Learning Opportunities (Afterschool/Summer Programs)
Mission Statement: To foster the the social and academic success of Burlington youth through quality programming in an environment that creates lasting connections with peers, adults and the community  
Vision Statement: Providing Burlington’s students with the tools needed to achieve their goals and contribute meaningfully to their community and world.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Fall 2016 Newsletter
October 17, 2016

Click here to read exciting updates from programs across the District!
BSD Staff Member Highlighted in Kids VT
September 12, 2016

How a Bhutanese Couple Juggles Work, School and Family
(click on the image to read the article)

UVM-SA Chinese Club
July 18, 2016

Click on the image below to view the video.

"Learning continues throughout the summer in Burlington"
Recent Student Accomplishment
June 6, 2016
"Give Hunger the Boot"!

Students from the Sustainability Burlington Kids Afterschool Program created decorations for a Seventh Generation cowboy-themed party by cutting out and coloring cowboy boots. Seventh Generation pledged that for every completed boot, they would donate $2.50 to the Chittenden Food Shelf. By the end of this past year, students had colored in 140 cowboy boots, and Seventh Generation wrote a check for $350!
Five Afterschool Superheroes Worthy of Recognition
June 1, 2016

"In honor of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week, we reached out to the afterschool community to nominate those who have gone above and beyond their role in the afterschool field. These superheroes truly represent the Heart of Afterschool!"
Click here to read more.
Positively Vermont: Vermont Afterschool
April 20, 2016

Zap the Gap
March 10, 2016
Above: Wearing Zap the Gap Superhero Capes, about 40 students from across the State, including students from Hunt Middle School Afterschool, gathered at the State House last month to advocate for funding for afterschool and summer programming.

More about the event here.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Newsletter
November 6, 2015

We are excited to announce the first edition of the
Expanded Opportunities Newsletter!

Please click here to read about program highlights from across the District.

Burlington Afterschool Sailing Program Promotes Accessibility and Leadership
September 23, 2015
Aired on VPR.net - click on the image to listen to the story.

Welcome Back to (After)school!
August 2015

Back to school means back to afterschool for over 1,700 Burlington students! Fresh on the heels of our highly successful summer programming for over 500 participants in S.O.A.R and the middle school summer program, our team is excited to be back and continue our mission of fostering the social and academic success of Burlington youth through quality programming in an environment that creates lasting connections with peers, adults and the community.

This year we will be offering new and innovative programs such as expanded learning credit at the high school, new STEM initiatives across K-12 programs, targeted academic support programs, diversity and equity conversations at all schools, opportunities for student leadership and mentorship and service learning.

We are also excited to expand and continue the work of the The Parent University Program. Parent University works closely with community partners to provide classes up to three times a week to parents that enrich, engage and empower them as equal partners in the education and well-being of their children. The program will begin in October and our community partners include: the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Champlain Valley Office of Economics Opportunities, UVM Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.

Along with outstanding program offerings, the Expanded Learning Team is welcoming new staff, as well as implementing new goals around academic support, behavior management, diversity and equity and staff professional development.

Finally, it’s important to acknowledge our many partners who make all of these programs possible. We’re excited to continue collaborating with the Sara Holbrook Community Center, the Boys’ & Girls’ Club of Greater Burlington, King Street Center and the Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation and Waterfront. These collaborations continue to add value for all of Burlington’s young people.

If you have ideas for programs or would like to be involved please
contact the Director of Expanded Learning,
Christy Gallese, at 540-0285 or cgallese@bsdvt.org.
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