Craftsbury's REACH! Program 2017-2018
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REACH! After-School and Summer Program provides after-school and summer programs for the students of Craftsbury, Hardwick and Wolcott. Our mission is to expand participants’ horizons through engaging activities focused on academic improvement, cultural opportunities and community health and well-being.
R Recreation: Plant the seed for enjoyable lifelong physical activity.
E Enrichment: Expand a child’s horizon; connect to the world around us.
A Academics: Support and reinforce the learning from the classroom.
C Culture: Explore diversity through drama, visual arts and music.
H Health: Relate our choices to our well-being.
Craftsbury programs are open to any youth K-8 at Craftsbury Schools, or who reside in Craftsbury and attend another school or are homeschooled.
After-school programs typically begin the first full week of school, and are held most days that school is in session, with the exception of half days. Programs are scheduled to end the Friday before Memorial Day, but may extend closer to the end of school depending on the number of snow days, and other factors. Enrichment programs include recreation, arts/music, literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), cultural studies.
Craftsbury & Wolcott join forces in the summer to offer a four-week summer program filled with field trips (a camp favorite is Lake Eden Recreation Area), small group tutoring, themed enrichment & recreation.
REACH! is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the VT Agency of Education. We are also supported by local school budgets, many community partners and participant fees.
We are members of Vermont Afterschool, Inc., and a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantee.
Check out the REACH! Facebook page here and the REACH! family handbook here!
Tara Young, Site Coordinator at Craftsbury Schools:
Tara joined us as Site Coordinator of REACH! at Craftsbury Schools in August 2016. Prior to that, she served as the after school assistant site coordinator at Wonder & Wisdom for the Lakeview school in Greensboro along with the afternoon summer camp assistant director for four years. Tara carries a BS in Natural Resource Management along with spending a year with the Audubon Expedition Institute studying Environmental Education on a graduate level from '99-’00. She also went to Lyndon State College from 2008-2011 to receive a Secondary Education License in Science. Tara is now the paraeducator for the Craftsbury preschool as well as the after-school coordinator for REACH!, working with children from 3 years old to 14. Tara's passion is science and teaching kids how science is related to every aspect of their lives.
Phone: 586-2541 x2441 | Email: email@example.com
Nicole Miller, Program Director
Nicole has been the Program Director of REACH! since the fall of 2009. She began working with the REACH! program in the fall of 2006, as the Site Coordinator at Wolcott Elementary. Nicole has a BA in Elementary Education from Johnson State. She is a mentor and trainer for Vermont Afterschool, serves as a board member of Hardwick Area Community Coalition, and works with the Hardwick Recreation Committee. Nicole was recently recognized as a member of After-school's Next Generation by the National After-school Association. She believes that all youth should have access to high-quality and engaging afterschool programs, that help students explore their interests.
Phone: 472-5411 x2588 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org