Got questions about your legal rights? The Vermont Commission on Women's handbook, The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont might provide answers. Chapters include: Adoption, Guardianship and Emancipated Minors; Consumer Protection and Fair Credit; Domestic Relations; Education; Employment Rights; Housing and Property Rights; Immigration; Insurance; Name Changes; Public Accommodations; Public Assistance and Government Benefits; Reproductive Rights; Violence Against Women and Children; and Wills, Probate Court, and Advanced Directives.

Please see the Early Care and Education section in this directory for programs and resources for younger children.

In this Chapter:

General Vermont Resources
K-12 Resources
Post-Secondary, Continuing Education & Career Training
Funding Your Education
Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Bullying & Harassment
Sexuality Education
National Resources



General Vermont Resources

Vermont Agency of Education

219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-1030

The Vermont Agency of Education is a statewide resource regarding all aspects of education including home schooling, safe schools, special education, English as a second language and many other important education-related topics.

Technology for Tomorrow

476 Shunpike Road
Williston, Vermont
(802) 448-0595

Technology for Tomorrow is a nonprofit out of Williston that connects high schoolers with communities across Vermont to provide free technology workshops. Their goal is to bring communities together through technology  by teaching individuals how to engage and participate more effectively with the community around them with the use of technology. These workshops rely on small group learning and one-on-one teaching lead by high school students. hey host workshops on topics ranging from internet safety and smartphones, to word processing and email. If you are interested in attending a workshop please visit Technology for Tomorrow’s calendar of events at They rely on high school student volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring at workshops. They work with young women who are passionate about making an impact in someone’s life through education and technology training. If you are a student interested in starting a chapter at a high school please link to the site, and contact the Program Manager.

Vermont Regional Technical Centers

Recruit women and provide career awareness and training in pre-technical and automotive studies. Centers offer day and evening programming for adult learners.

Barre Regional Vocational-Technical Center

155 Ayers Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-6237

Burlington Technical Center

52 Institute Road
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-8426

Center for Technology, Essex

2 Educational Drive, Suite 200
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-4832

Cold Hollow Career Center

184 Missisqoui Street
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4003

Green Mountain Technology and Career Center

738 VT Route 15 W
Hyde Park, VT 05655-0600
(802) 888-4447

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8630

North Country Career Center

209 Veterans Avenue
Newport, VT 05855-0725
(802) 334-5469

Northwest Technical Center

71 South Main St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 527-6517

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

51 Charles Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 382-1012

Randolph Area Vocational Center

17 Forest Street
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9595

River Bend Career & Technical Center

36 Oxbow Drive
Bradford, VT 05033-0618
(802) 222-5212

River Valley Technical Center

307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8300

Southwest Vermont Career Development Center

321 Park Street
45 Career Circle Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0220

Stafford Technical Center

8 Statton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-1033

Windham Regional Career Center

80 Atwood St,
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 451-3900


Vermont Works for Women

32 Malletts Bay Ave.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-8900 / (800) 639-1472

Through an array of innovative training and education programs, Vermont Works for Women assists women and girls in thinking about their lives in the broadest terms and helps them develop skills and capacities that are critical to long-term economic independence.

Programs for women include:

Step Ups - These programs introduce women to jobs and careers they may not have considered before – typically male-dominated fields – that pay a higher wage and have fewer female professionals and role models to look to. They range from one-day orientations to nine-week training programs and are developed in collaboration with local employer partners. Past Step Ups have included construction, manufacturing, commercial truck driving, information technology, and law enforcement.

Transitional Jobs - A six-week program teaching the soft-skills of work, including time management, communication and negotiation. “TJ” programs also provide on-the-job learning for women who have little-to-no work history, have struggled with long-term unemployment, are underemployed, or formerly incarcerated. VWW provides post-program support, including job coaching, networking, and help with job placement.

Mentoring – Mercy Connections, Vermont Works for Women, and the Dept. of Corrections have partnered to create the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program to support women making the transition from Vermont’s correctional facilities to Chittenden County. These women face significant barriers in finding appropriate and affordable housing and employment, overcoming substance abuse and establishing healthy relationships – all key elements of successful reintegration. Mentors can have a profound influence on supporting individual women as they work to rebuild their lives.

FRESH Food – A culinary training program that prepares underemployed women to work in commercial kitchens and restaurants. Over 13 weeks, trainees assist professional chefs in preparing 6,000 healthy, nutritious meals per month for local childcare centers throughout Chittenden County. As a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, FRESH Food collaborates with 25 Vermont farmers and vendors, locally sourcing about 30 percent of its food.

Workshop - Strategies to Transform Peer Aggression Among Girls – An interactive, half-day workshop (held in locations throughout the state) that teaches educators, administrators, youth service providers, coaches, parents – all adults – how to identify, address, and prevent peer aggression among girls.

Programs for girls include:

Rosie’s Girls – A three-week summer day camp that helps build strong, confident girls through exploration of the skilled trades. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades get hands-on instruction in STEM-related activities, carpentry, welding and auto repair, and participate in art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment and emphasizes leadership, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in. A place where girls can get their hands dirty, take positive risks and try something new.

Dirt Divas – A one-week summer day camp that helps girls cultivate confidence, courage and leadership through outdoor adventure. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice mountain bike skills and bicycle mechanics, as well as art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered atmosphere that emphasizes leadership, team-building and healthy body image – with lots of fun woven in. A place where girls are encouraged to build strong bodies and minds in the beautiful Vermont outdoors.

Women Can Do – A “roll up your sleeves” full-day career immersion conference about the skilled trades and STEM fields (science, engineering, technology and math) for high school girls across Vermont.

LEAD IN – A leadership development and career exploration program in Vermont that helps young women, ages 16-20, develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence, while exposing them to a range of career options they may never have considered. LEAD IN is designed and coordinated by Navicate and Vermont Works for Women.

YWCA Vermont

76 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 862-7520

YWCA Vermont is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We do this by engaging women and girls in leadership experiences and advocating for racial and economic justice. Primary programs include YWCA Camp Hochelaga, the Girls' Leadership Initiative, and the YWCA THRIVE Award.


K-12 Resources

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont are accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont high school teenagers. There are Governor’s Institutes focused on Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, and Current Issues and Youth Activism.

High School Vocational Programs

Applied Technology Center (at St. Johnsbury Academy)

1000 Main Street
P.O. Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-0906
(802) 751-2130

Canaan Memorial High School

99 School Street
Canaan, VT 05903
(802) 266-8910

Lake Region Union High School

317 Lake Region Road
Orleans, VT 05860
(802) 754-6521

Lyndon Institute Technical Center

168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
(802) 535-3636/ (844) 277-1645


Post-Secondary, Continuing Education & Career Training

Mercy Connections, Inc.

255 South Champlain Street, Suite 8
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 846-7063

Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes. Offering everything from GED tutoring to book and reading clubs, life skill classes, and computer workshops, our Education and Transition programs help individuals from all backgrounds and income levels. Mercy Connections is also home to the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program which matches women re-entering the community after incarceration with volunteers and the Women’s Small Business Program, which helps women in all stages of business start-up to be successful.

The Lund Family Center

50 Joy Drive
South Burlington, VT
(802) 864-7467 / (800) 639-1741 / (800) 253-0191 (TDD/TTY)

Offers childcare programs, playgroups, preschool and after-school programs, and assistance for young mothers completing an education or pursuing employment.

Single Parents’ Program at Champlain College

P. O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670
(802) 860-2700 / (800) 359-0728

Assists low-income, single parents to attend and complete degree work at Champlain College. Program includes support service, child care, financial assistance, and academic support.

Snelling Center for Government

White Cap Business Park
426 Industrial Avenue
Williston, Vermont
(802) 859-3090

The mission of the Snelling center is to foster responsible and ethical civic leadership, encourage public service by private citizens, and promote informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont. They fulfill this mission by: offering premier leadership development programs; engaging the public in issues of strategic importance to Vermont; consult on projects to make government and government programs more effective.

Vermont Adult Basic Education Learning Centers

The following four programs provide special services for families and youth. They offer different programs, including GED preparation and testing, career and personal development counseling, free and confidential help in areas such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, and English as a second language, as well as programs through Vermont corrections facilities. Adult diploma programs allow adults to receive a diploma from the high school they attended.

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.

Central Office
46 Washington Street, Suite 100
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-4588

The Central Vermont Adult Basic Education program serves Lamoille, Orange, and Washington County adults who wish to increase basic educational skills including literacy, and comprehension, working towards the goal of high school equivalency completion.

Northeast Kingdom Adult Basic Education, Inc.
55 Seymour Lane, Suite 11
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6532

Serves Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties.

The Tutorial Center, Inc.

Bennington Office
208 Pleasant Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0111

Danby Center at Smokey House
408 Danby Mountain Rd.
Danby, VT 05739

Manchester Office
PO Box 1434
3511 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-0222

Vermont Adult Learning, Inc.

60 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-0634

Serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin-Grand Isle, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor Counties.


 Educational Alternatives

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

1949 East Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477
(802) 434-3969 ext. 200

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a non-profit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment. This is accomplished by using conservation projects as the vehicle for learning in an intense environment. Each year, the VYCC hires young people ages 16-24 who work and study together under adult leadership to complete high-priority conservation projects such as state park management, trail maintenance, and backcountry construction. Through the performance of this important work, young people expand their job and leadership skills and develop personal values, ethics, and an awareness of social, political, and environmental issues. All VYCC jobs are characterized by comprehensive and intensive training, close supervision, and extensive opportunities for individual learning and personal growth. The VYCC mission is to teach individuals to take personal responsibility for all their actions.


Vermont Chapter
133 State Street, Room 405
Montpelier, VT 05633-4801
(802) 828-4982 / 800-639-9121 / (802) 828-3345 (TDD)

AmeriCorps members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build houses, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs.

City Year

City Year Boston
285 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-2500

City Year New Hampshire
848 Elm Street
Suite 201
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 218-5100

City Year unites young people ages 17 to 24 from diverse economic, racial, and geographical backgrounds for a year of full-time service in one of 16 U.S. cities or Johannesburg, South Africa. The City Year corps embodies the ideals of City Year and its belief in the power of young people to effect positive, lasting social change. Every day, corps members work with the spirit of idealism, the discipline of hard work, the purpose of shared goals and the pride of representing their generation.

Peace Corps

1111 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20526

Since 1961, more than 163,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 135 nations. Volunteers receive intensive language and cross-cultural training in order to become part of the communities where they live. Peace Corp members commit to an extended period of service, usually 2 to four years, bringing clean water to communities, teaching children, starting small businesses, and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Vermont Colleges/Universities

Consortium of Vermont Colleges

c/o Vermont Higher Education Council
P.O. Box 622
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-2758

The Consortium of Vermont Colleges promotes Vermont as an excellent place for a quality education. The website offers extensive information on the colleges in the Consortium.

Bennington College

1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-5401

Burlington College

351 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-9616

Castleton State College

62 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-5611 / 800-639-8521

Center for Cartoon Studies

P.O. Box 125
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-3319

Champlain College

251 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 860-2700 / 800-570-5858

College of St. Joseph

71 Clement Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 773-5900 ext. 205

Community College of Vermont

P.O. Box 489
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 228-6686 / (800)-228-6686

The Community College of Vermont is one of five Vermont State Colleges and has been accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. CCV does not have a central campus with housing facilities. Instead they serve students where they live and work, at the following learning centers

Bennington Campus
324 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-2107
(802) 447-2361

Brattleboro Campus
41 Harmony Place
Brattleboro, VT 05301-9168
(802) 254-6370

Middlebury Campus
10 Merchants Row, Suite 223
Middlebury, VT 05753-1477
(802) 388-3032

Montpelier Campus
660 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-4060

Morrisville Campus
197 Harrell Street, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-4258

Newport Campus
100 Main Street, Suite 150
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-3387

Rutland Campus
60 West Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Springfield Campus
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8360

St. Albans Campus
142 South Main Street
Warner Hall
St. Albans, VT 05478-1850
(802) 524-6541

St. Johnsbury Campus
1197 Main Street, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-2240
(802) 748-5014

Upper Valley Campus
145 Billings Farm Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8822

Winooski Campus
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 654-0505

Goddard College

123 Pitkin Rd
Plainfield, VT 05667
(802) 454-8311 / 800-468-4888

Green Mountain College

1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
(802) 287-8000 / 800-776-6675

Johnson State College

337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656
(800) 635-2356

Landmark College

19 River Road South
P.O. Box 820
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-4767

Lyndon State College

PO Box 919
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(800) 225-1998

Marlboro College

2582 South Road
P.O. Box A
Marlboro, VT 05345
(802) 257-4333 / (800) 343-0049

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT 05753-6002
(802) 443-3000

New England Culinary Institute

7 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602-9720
(802) 223-6324

Norwich University

158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
(802) 485-2000 / 800-468-6679

Saint Michaels College

1 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
(802) 654-2000 / 800-762-8000

School for International Training

1 Kipling Road
PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676
(802) 257-7751

Springfield College, School of Human Services

347 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-5402

Southern Vermont College

982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-4000

Sterling College

PO Box 72
Craftsbury, VT 05827
(802) 586-7711 / 800-648-3591

Union Institute and University

Brattleboro Academic Center
3 University Way Suite 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301-3669
(802) 871-8165 / (802) 257-9411

University of Vermont

Office of Admissions
194 South. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401-3596
(802) 656-3370

Vermont College of the Fine Arts

36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(866) 934-8232 / (802) 828-8600

Vermont Law School

164 Chelsea Street
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068-0096
(802) 831-1000

Vermont Technical College

P.O. Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500
(800) 442-8821


Funding Your Education

High School Guidance Counselors: Ask for information regarding financial aid, listings of current local scholarships, contacts at the school you are considering, and other useful advice.

The Financial Aid Office of the School(s) You Apply To: They are the experts, and it is their job to help you!

Public Libraries: Check out school brochures, catalogues, and reference books about how to plan for your career and how to find financial aid.

Local Town Offices: Ask your town or city clerk about scholarships restricted to your town or county.

Professional Associations: Ask local and national associations related to you major about scholarship opportunities.


American Association of University Women (AAUW)

1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 785-7700 / 800-326-2289

Offers grants and fellowships to women pursuing undergraduate and graduate education.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

P.O. Box 2000
10 East Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404
(802)-655-9602  / (800) 642-3177

A non-profit agency designed to help Vermonters who wish to continue their educations after high school. VSAC offers grants, loans, scholarships, and career and education planning services. Adults considering postsecondary education can make an appointment with a VSAC adult outreach counselor. Counselors are available in all areas of the state to provide adults with information, as well as to assist with career, educational, and financial planning.

U.S. Department of Education

P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044-0084

Lists information for kindergarten-through-graduate studies, as well as policy papers and press releases. Offers many useful links, including one that allows you to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.


Provides information about available scholarships, financial aid, the college search, career advice, and more.


FinAid provides information about loans, scholarships, savings, fellowships, tax benefits, and more.

Mapping Your Future

A joint effort of the loan guaranty agencies around the country—agencies such as VSAC that originate student loans. Information covers career planning, college selection, and financial aid. Online entrance and exit loan counseling is available for some schools at this site.

The College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.  Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education.  One feature they offer is a scholarship search.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

P.O. Box 2000
10 East Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404
(800) 642-3177

A non-profit agency designed to help Vermonters who wish to continue their educations after high school. VSAC offers grants, loans, scholarships, and career and education planning services. The VSAC website also includes an extensive listing of library resources on a variety of topics.


Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Association for Women in Science

1200 New York Avenue, Northwest, Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005
(800) 886-2947

The Association for Women in Science promotes the goals and careers of women in science. AWIS is open to all who support women in science.

Cyberskills Vermont

ONE Community/Technology Center
294 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-3966

The mission of CyberSkills Vermont is to ensure that every citizen is equipped with the essential values, skills, and opportunities to fully participate in creating the Information Society. In pursuit of this goal, CyberSkills Vermont provides training, computer access, technical support and many other services to the community.

Society for Women Engineers (SWE)

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.  Their mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. 

North Country Section Soceity for Women Engineers (SWE)

North Country SWE's membership is drawn from the academic, consulting, industrial, and government sectors in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Bullying and Harassment


Workplaces For All

At this Vermont state government resource, workers and employers can learn about laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, strategies for prevention, and ways to support those experiencing workplace discrimination or sexual harassment.

Workers will find where to get help if they’re experiencing harassment or discrimination at work — and ways to support their co-workers.

Employers will find guidance and best practices for prevention and response, a directory of workplace trainers, in-depth explanations of different types of discrimination, an extensive video library featuring stories, information, and trainings, and resources like the guidebook, Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

Workplaces For All is a result of legislation which allocated funds to Vermont Commission on Women, in consultation with the Vermont Attorney General’s office and the Vermont Human Rights Commission, to inform and assist workers, employers, and members of the public in preventing and addressing sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.


Vermont Agency of Education

Vermont Agency of Education Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Council Information.

Vermont Human Rights Commission

14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2480 / (800) 416-2010 (Voice/TTY)

The Vermont Human Rights Commission enforces civil rights laws that protect people from discrimination in housing, state government employment, and in places of public accommodation such as restaurants, stores, and schools. The Commission investigates discrimination claims, helps parties resolve disputes, and takes legal action in the courts when necessary. In addition, the Commission conducts workshops on civil rights issues and provides information and referral services. Finally, the Commission furnishes research and testimony about the potential impact of civil rights bills under consideration by the state Legislature.  Check the Commission website for resources on bullying and harassment in schools.

Civil Rights Division of the Vermont Attorney General's Office

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
(802) 828-3657 / (888) 745-9195 / (802) 828-3665 (TTY)

Civil Rights Unit is responsible for enforcing state laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. These include laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, age, handicap, HIV status, or for asserting a claim to worker's compensation, and laws which prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination. The Civil Rights Unit also enforces the laws related to employment-related drug testing, and polygraph (lie detector) testing, and the state laws which relate to parental and family leave. This office does not have jurisdiction over claims of discrimination in public accommodations (for example, denial of access to or discrimination by businesses, public groups and meetings, and the like) and housing. Do not accept claims of employment discrimination against the State of Vermont. These matters are handled by the Vermont Human Rights Commission.

Kidpower Vermont

P.O. Box 94
North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473
(802) 425-KIDS

Kidpower is an innovative and effective nonprofit program that teaches children, teens, and adults of all ages and abilities how to detect and deter potential violence, bullying and abuse. Skills are taught in a safe, supportive environment to increase self-esteem and confidence in a way that is positive and enjoyable, not scary. Kidpower is endorsed by mental health professionals, law-enforcement officials, educators and parents.

Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

18 Town Crier Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-2972

A division of ALANA Community Organization, the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity provides assistance, support, and advocacy related to inclusion, diversity, and equity in the public sphere.  They work to strengthen inclusive and equitable practices to eliminate prejudice and discrimination of all kinds.Programs and services include:

Cultural Enrichment Programs:

  • Engaging students with cultural enrichment programs that helps them understand and practice inclusive and equitable behaviors 
  • Increasing educator awareness to and skills for teaching more culturally diverse classroom


  • Providing individuals considering relocation to Vermont with testimonials of Vermonters of color
  • Enhancing human resource department capacity to recruit a more diverse workforce
  • Promoting civic engagement by Vermonters of color (Resolve to get involved!)

Vermont African American Heritage Trail

  • Promoting cultural tourism
  • Establishing Vermont as a desirable destination for  tourists, convention  goers, college students, entrepreneurs, and  recreationalists of color 
  • Teaching Vermont students and families about Vermont’s African American history

Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future

  • Increasing the number of organizations or agencies that employ inclusive and equitable business practices
  • Strengthening inclusive and equitable business practices across multiple sectors (law enforcement, media, municipal government, state government,  tourism , education, ...) 
ALANA Student Center at UVM

The ALANA (Asian-American, Latino, African-American & Native American) Coalition is a campus wide organization that serves and represents faculty, staff and graduate students of color at the University of Vermont. Our meetings are a place where people of color from across campus can network, get support and discuss ALANA-related issues.  Mission Statement Concepts:
    Recruit and retain people of color
   Provide a social network
    Bring people together across campus and departments
    Provide a climate that strengthens academic programs
    Advocate for courses to secure an inclusive curriculum
    Provide for a political advocacy function
    Encourage new membership
    Promote new membership
    Promote multicultural education, research and scholarship


Stop Bullying Now Campaign from Health Resources and Services Administration


Sexuality Education

Vermont Department of Health, Adolescent Sexual Health

Find information and Vermont-based resources for teens, parents and caregivers, school personel and community members.

Vermont Agency of Education, Sexual Health

The Agency of Education (AOE) is responsible for helping to increase the awareness of sexual health related information and services that are available to promote student wellness and increase academic success. This includes a variety of health related issues including but not limited to: sexual health, LGBT education, HIV/AIDS and STD education, sexual violence prevention, and healthy relationships.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)

For Teens:

PPNNE's teen-centered page includes information about sex and relationships.

Education and Training:

Find out more about PPNNE’s education and training services like peer education programs, school-based sex education, trainings for professionals, community education, school policy development, and contraception kits


ETR, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities:

ETR advances health equity by designing science-based solutions. Their cirriculum, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities ​is designed for high school students and adults with developmental disabilities.

Comprehensive Sex Education and Condom Distribution Programs

Memo signed by Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Chen and Agency of Education Secretary Holcombe, November 2016


American Academy of Pediatrics, Recommendations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

New in this report is the recommendation that the first-line contraceptive choice for adolescents who choose not to be abstinent is a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC), which is an intrauterine device or a subdermal implant. The past decade has demonstrated that LARCs, which provide 3 to 10 years of contraception, are safe for adolescents. Pediatricians should be familiar with counselling, insertion, and /or referral for LARCs. Additional updates to the policy statement focus on patients with special health care needs, including physical or developmental disabilities, medically complex illness, and obesity. It is important for pediatricians to regularly update patients’ sexual histories and allow sufficient time for follow up appointments when needed. Pediatricians are also encouraged to promote healthy sexual health decision-making, such as abstinence and proper condom use. 

American Public Health Association, Sexuality Education as Part of a Comprehensive Health Education Program in K to 12 Schools

In this policy statement, APHA calls on federal, state, and local governments and the nation’s K–12 schools, in concert with families, community groups, and health care professionals, to implement effective sexuality education programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate; foster equality and respect; support the elimination of health disparities, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence; and are based on sound science and proven principles of instruction.

National Sex Education Standards

The goal of the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K–12 is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades K–12.  Specifically, the National Sexuality Education Standards were developed to address the inconsistent implementation of sexuality education nationwide and the limited time allocated to teaching the topic.

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Edcucation

For over a decade, SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US) has published the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade to help educators create new sexuality education programs and evaluate already existing curricula.  The Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts, topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States- Legislative reports

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US releases this report which examines state legislation and highlights notable activity related to either advancing or restricting progress toward comprehensive sexuality education.

Rights, Respect, Responsibility- 3Rs- A K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum

A project of Advocates for Youth, this curriculum builds on 30 years of research into effective sexuality education programs, while respecting young people’s right to the information they need to protect their health and make responsible decisions.

Power to Decide: Why It Matters

This is a national campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy.  Find resources and information and support services at this site.

GLSEN:LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Health Education

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth need and deserve to learn in settings that are inclusive of their experiences and that give them the education necessary to stay safe and healthy.  Educators can use the resources listed to ensure that all students are seen and validated in their health and sexuality classes.


National Resources

U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind Act


National PTA

Tips and articles on topics related to parenting and school-home collaboration

Responsive Classroom

Offers information including child development pamphlets for grades K – 8.

American Association of University Women

1310 L Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 785-7700 / (202) 785-7777 (TDD)

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls, positive societal change, and lifelong learning. Membership is open to women and men who hold a 4-year college degree. Branches of the AAUW are located in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, and Randolph Vermont. To locate the branch nearest you, please visit:


National Institute for Literacy

1775 I Street, NW; Suite 730
Washington, DC 20006-2401
202-233-2025 / 800-228-8813

NIFL's mission is to ensure that the highest quality of literacy services is available to these adults. By fostering communication, collaboration, and innovation, NIFL works to build and strengthen a comprehensive, unified system for literacy in the U.S.


American Federation of Teachers; Human Rights Division

555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4400

Serving as a clearinghouse of information on civil, human and women's rights issues, the Human Rights and Community Relations Department keeps local and state affiliations informed of current trends, publications, and laws related to these issues while maintaining relationships on behalf of AFT with civil, human and women's rights and community organizations.


Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE)

317 S. Division, PMB #54
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The mission of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) is to provide leadership in the identification and infusion of gender equity in all educational programs and processes, and within parallel equity concerns, including, but not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.


National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education

(202) 785-7793

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. Our mission is to provide leadership in and advocate for the development of national education policies that benefit all women and girls.


U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 421-3481

The Office for Civil Rights enforces five Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. These laws prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin, on the basis of sex, on the basis of disability, and on the basis of age. The civil rights laws enforced by OCR extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds.


The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute

55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458
(800) 225-4276

The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute focuses on developing gender-healthy education and schools; technology and gender; the elimination of all forms of gendered violence; improving economic self-sufficiency for both women and men; and developing a deeper understanding of the multiple ways to define femininity and masculinity.