Vermont Receives $500,000 for After School Programs

On the last day of school for most schools in Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday will address educators, students and the public to announce recipients of grants for after-school and summer programs. 

The funds secured by Senator Sanders were awarded from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice to the Vermont Department of Education to administer.  The awards will be split between 27 school programs and will reach more than 2,500 students.  Program funding ranges between $7,000 and $46,470 and provide a variety of programs across all grade levels.