|The After School Connection|
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant monies help to support after school and summer programs in Lamoille North communities. LNSU was first awarded 21CCLC grant funds in January 2003 for after school programs in the three schools that met eligibility at the time: Eden Central, Hyde Park Elementary and Johnson Elementary. In the grant cycle of 2008, these schools received renewed funding and new funding was awarded for Cambridge Elementary and Waterville Elementary. Lamoille Union Middle School was awarded grant funding for the first time in 2009.
The Middle School students coined "The Connection" as the name for their program, which has been officially embraced by all Lamoille North schools.
Each summer over 100 students attend summer sessions and more than 300 participate in after school programs. The programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for students which can include tutoring, homework support, after care, enrichment activities i.e. art, drama, gardening, robotics, cooking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, music, survival skills, technology, 4-H Leadership Club, etc. Programs relate to the core subjects offered during the school day and are a continuation of the learning that takes place in the classroom.
Programs are open to all students and no one is turned away due to lack of ability to pay.
Click on the school in your area to find specific information regarding your after school program.
Teresa Bedell, Afterschool Connections Project Director