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Supporting Breastfeeding in Bennington

Supporting Breastfeeding in Bennington

Last year RiseVT supported the Bennington Community through a grant to help support breastfeeding. With this grant the community was able to set up an online support system through Facebook in which moms who did not feel supported before are now able to reach out for...

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The Algier’s Community Playground

The Algier’s Community Playground

RiseVT-Windham County awarded an amplify grant to Community Collaborative for Guilford (CC4G) and the Guilford Community Church for the construction and signage for the Algier’s Community playground. The Algier’s Community Playground is located at the Guilford...

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Water is Hydrating Enough

Water is Hydrating Enough

Water is Hydrating Enough I am Matt Anderson, retired professional hockey player and current hockey coach for Vermont youth. Growing up and playing hockey in the 90s, it was a big part of the culture to encourage athletes to drink Gatorade and eat carbohydrates and...

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Swanton Brings Music to the Park

Swanton Brings Music to the Park

Toes were tapping and fingers were snapping last summer, when the community of Swanton enjoyed some lively music on the Village Green in a series of free summer concerts. These were hosted by the Swanton Arts Council over the course of the summer with funds from a...

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Windham County Fall Passport Challenge!

Windham County Fall Passport Challenge!

This Year RiseVT of Windham County conducted its First Come Alive Outside Passport Challenge that encourage families to visit outdoor play spaces and Trails as well as local Farmer’s Markets and Libraries. This five-week program promotes family bonding through a local...

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Gold-Status Schools Celebrate Healthy New Opportunities

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...

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Flexible Seating Improves Learning

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...

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