The Quests Continue!

By Henry Allison In early May, Claire Epchook’s AP Geography class would take the test they had spent all year preparing for. After they finished, though, the school year stretched on for another month, far too much time to leave a full class of teenagers unscheduled....

Sensory Welcome Garden at Guilford Central School

RiseVT-Windham County awarded an amplify grant to Guilford Central School to design and create a sensory garden. The plants in the garden provide the students and the community with opportunities to engage their senses, reducing stress and welcoming them into the...

Health on a Shelf

RiseVT in Windsor County worked with their Planning and Evaluation Workgroup made up of community partners to develop a strategy to increase the healthy options at local food shelves. This project was twofold: put out a call for specific healthy food donations and...

Rise to 5K Lit a Spark

Kim Curtis submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Kim challenged herself and found support among her training group partners to run a 5K race and continue jogging afterward! I had just turned 50 and read about the Rise VT 5K training. I’ve...

After First 5K, Running is Infectious!

Lauren Brookes submitted this photo and caption as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Way to go with keeping up with your running after your first 5K! My first 5K was the Run for Jim and it was such an amazing experience running with people young and old coming...