Grantees: Health/Nutrition

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Girls on the Run Vermont

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole

Girls on the Run Vermont is an independent and statewide after-school program for 3rd-8th grade Vermont girls that focuses on whole heath -- physical, emotional, and social. We serve more than 2,600 girls at over 150 sites in the state and are working hard to ensure that every girl has access to our high-quality after school program. But there is a lot more to be done. Annually, we serve over 2,700 girls between the ages of 8 and 13. While that may seem like a large number, it represents only 20% of Vermont females in this age group. 

Northeast Kingdom Community Action

Youth Food Education and Community Engagement Program 

Northeast Community Action (NEKCA) is a community based organization which provides holistic services designed to address the root causes and effects of poverty throughout the Northeast Kingdom. Through a partnership with Arlington high school in St. Johnsbury, NEKCA's Youth Food Education and Community Engagement Program provides at-risk youth with innovative culinary education led by renowned local chiefs and offers youth the opportunity to provide meal distribution to families in need in the community. The program provides youth with skills that they can utilize in a professional environment while promoting meaningful community engagement. 

Sunrise Family Resource Center

Making Meals and Memories

As Bennington County’s only Parent Child Center, Sunrise Family Resource Center has been serving families in our community for over fifty years.  Our mission is to connect families with community resources, provide educational experiences, and build relationships that promote independence and resilience.  Sunrise is excited to offer a monthly “Making Meals and Memories” program.  Once a month, Sunrise will invite families to participate in a planned event where they will help prepare a meal to enjoy together, while partaking in creative and age-appropriate activities.  Sunrise aims to encourage parents/caregivers to engage with their children and nurture their relationships, while cultivating valuable life skills.