Afterschool updates from across the District,
including highlights of recent youth leadership.
The mission of the Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities program is to foster the social and academic success of Burlington youth through high quality afterschool and summer programming in an environment that creates lasting connections with peers, adults and the community.
Our committed team works everyday to support students in achieving vital outcomes such as increased academic performance, increased leadership and social skills, increased cultural and global awareness and the cultivation of a belief that they can make a difference in their community and world. Expanded learning opportunities continue to be a key strategy in closing the achievement gap, they keep kids safe, prepare them for college and careers by building 21st century skills and support working families. On any given day this school year, over 600 students across the District will be participating in an expanded learning activity, with over 1,900 participating annually.
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Burlington Kids Afterschool Program, a collaboration between the City of Burlington, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department and the Burlington School District. We offer afterschool programming every school day after students are dismissed at either 1:50pm (Wednesdays) or 2:50pm until 5:30pm, at J.J. Flynn Elementary, C.P. Smith Elementary, Edmunds Elementary, the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, and Champlain Elementary, with the exception of two early release days scheduled for October and March. We also offer programming at Edmunds and Hunt Middle Schools. The efforts of many people in this partnership help to create more opportunities for more children to participate in afterschool.
Afterschool refers to programs and activities that happen before school, after school, during the summer months and during school vacation weeks/holidays. Afterschool programs encompass academic, enrichment and recreational offerings. Afterschool programs are typically provided by licensed school age care programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, teen centers, community organizations and schools, in a format that meets families’ needs. We offer a variety of activities in three sessions, which you and your child sign up for ahead of time.