Grantees: Professional Development

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Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives promotes social-emotional learning (SEL) to cultivate inclusive and equitable communities for all students. We accomplish our mission by engaging all members in a school community to advance their thinking and practice around SEL, disability awareness, equity, and inclusion. Our primary partners are preK-12 schools. Changing Perspectives is relevant to schools of all types and sizes and benefits learners of all ages and backgrounds. Among our services, we offer customizable curriculum resources, virtual/onsite coaching, goal-driven professional development, paraprofessional training, parent programs, and more. This grant supports further expansion to reach more Vermont schools and foster empathy and an inclusion mindset among students.

Wonder & Wisdom dba WonderArts

Expanding Enrichment In-school & Afterschool

Through in-school and after school enrichment classes, WonderArts provides direct programming to over 500 children in a tiny corner of Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom. We support the physical, social, and emotional development of local youth by offering outlets for self-expression, exposure to new activities, and opportunities for development of creative skill sets. In an area where resources are limited, WonderArts collaborates with schools, community organizations, and local teaching artists to create meaningful experiences and guide our children and young people in achieving their true potential. WonderArts seeks support from VCTF to continue building vibrant, safe, and resilient communities around our valued youth and their families.