Friday, March 24, 2017

Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth

The Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth is a prize named after President Calvin Coolidge and his son, Calvin Coolidge Jr.  It is for writers ages 13 to 19 currently living or attending school in the state of Vermont.  The first place prize of $1,500 and the runner up prize of $500 are awarded for the article, essay, or poem under 800 words that best answers the prompt of this year's prize.  The winners will be invited to attend and be honored at the Coolidge Foundation's annual summer gala in Plymouth Notch, VT, on July 1, 2017.  The Coolidge Foundation is grateful to the Young Writers Project for its partnership in the Calvin Prize Contest.  For more information regarding this writing contest, please click HERE. Deadline to submit is May 19, 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

CANADIAN COLLEGE FAIR at Hanover High School - April 4th, 6:30 - 8:30



On April 4th  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 15  Canadian Colleges will be visiting Hanover High School for a college fair. The first 20 minutes of the evening fair will involve a panel of representatives who will briefly describe the Canadian University experience.  Following the panel, families will have the opportunity to speak directly to the representatives from the Canadian schools who will be set up at individual tables in the atrium.

Bishop’s University                         
Stefanie Mclean               
Carleton University                                            
Concordia University                                  
Dalhousie University                                 
McMaster University                                  
Mt. Allison University                                
Ryerson University                          
St. Mary’s University                                                    
St. Thomas University                                
University of Guelph                                  
University of New Brunswick                 
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island                               
University of Waterloo

Friday, March 17, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity - Community Service Hours from Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site!

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, please contact Kerstin Burlingame at kerstin_burlingame@nps.gov

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

VT TECH Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems SUMMER PROGRAMS @ NORWICH FARM

Vermont Tech acquired Norwich Farm in Norwich, VT, in 2015.  This historic 350-acre dairy farm was completely renovated in the mid 1990's and is now undergoing a further transformation and revitalization as a public-private partnership.  For more information regarding the summer program, please click HERE or visit www.vtc.edu/agricultureinstitute to learn more.  To register for any of these courses, visit vtc.edu/trainings.

VT WORKS FOR WOMEN - Registration Open for Summer Camps!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DARING TO CARE PROGRAM - SPRING 2017

If you are interested in the Daring to Care Program, please print and complete the application (click HERE for a copy of the application).  Return this by no later than February 13, 2017, to:

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
c/o Staff Education Dept
289 County Road
Windsor, VT 05089

Students will be notified by February 24, 2017, of acceptance into the program.

For the first 3 weeks students will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 to learn the basics of volunteering in the healthcare setting and about the various healthcare careers.  Once students have completed the classes, they will be assigned a Volunteer/Job Shadowing Rotation.

The rotations will be once a week from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on a Monday or Wednesday.  Students will have the opportunity to job shadow and provide assistance to patients on the Rehab Unit or Acute Care Unit in addition to volunteering at Historic Homes of Runnemeed to work with elderly residents.

Should you have any questions you may contact Robin Hakala at 802-674-7189 or e.mail robin.hakala@mahhc.org.  You may also contact Tanya Hinkley at 802-674-7117 or e.mail her at tanya.hinkley@mahhc.org.  If you would like to view a copy of the DARING TO CARE brochure, please click HERE.


Friday, February 3, 2017

VSAC College Pathways 2017

For High School SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS and their Parents/Guardians!
The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will be holding their annual College Pathways 2017 workshops.  These workshops include:

  • Applying to college, step by step;
  • Your college search -- what to consider & tools to use (even when undecided);
  • Tackling the college admissions essay;
  • Strategies for the SAT/ACT; 
  • Financial aid and college costs;
   ...and more!

Locations & Dates:
March 18 @ St. Michael's College
April 1 @ Castleton College
April 29 @ Johnson State College

You can find more information and register at:  vsac.org/CP17