BURLINGTON, July 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday will visit Twinfield Union School’s summer program.
Sanders secured $71 million to be used over three years for summer and after school programming through the American Rescue Plan. In Vermont, this funding has helped create new and expanded opportunities for all kindergarten through high school students, including expanding the number of weeks programs are in operation throughout the summer, adding slots for more students to participate, providing summer employment for older students, and reducing – or eliminating – the cost of attending.
“After one of the most challenging school years in the modern history of our nation, we are investing millions of federal dollars into local communities for summer activities,” said Sanders. “This funding has ensured the programs are accessible to thousands of students and has helped address the major barriers so many working Vermont families face during the summer months. Our young people deserve a great summer and I know these programs are doing excellent work. It has been great to visit a number of these programs over the past month and I look forward to visiting many more throughout the rest of the summer and in the coming years.”
Note: Event is open to the media
Friday, July 23
Twinfield Union School
What: Sanders will tour the Twinfield Union School’s summer program and meet with students and staff
When: Friday, July 23, 11:50 A.M.
Where: 106 Nasmith Brook Road, Plainfield
Contact: Kate Farley, 802-495-6961, Kate_Farley@sanders.senate.gov