How Our Garden Grew Kids and Relationships in Highgate

Read about how the Highgate Library and Community Center’s community garden benefited from a RiseVT Amplify Grant last summer, bringing together a wide range of ages while providing gardening education and a big dose of fun! Written by Virginia Holiman What a summer...

Gold-Status Schools Celebrate Healthy New Opportunities

Written by Joy Choquette For schools in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, “going for the gold,” has a whole new meaning. In an ongoing effort to increase healthy options in schools, RiseVT offers opportunities for schools to be recognized for their efforts. These are...

Flexible Seating Improves Learning

Written by Joy Choquette “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to...

Pickleball & Bocce Ball Sweep the Islands

Written by Joy Choquette Do you love a good game of ping pong? Are you secretly excited when your son or granddaughter challenges you to a match of badminton? Do you get a kick out of tennis? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions than you’ll want to try a...

Swimmers Flip Turn into Healthier Snack Options at City Pool

Written by Joy Choquette A city pool is known as a great place to swim: whether that’s during open swimming time, through lessons or during swim meets. Recreation Director, Kelly Viens was concerned, though, about the mixed messages the pool was sending. Kids were...