PO Box 338
c/o REACH!
Hardwick, Vermont 05843

Phone:  802-472-2588
Fax:  Not provided
Web Site:  Not provided


K - 8th
Enrollment:  Not provided
Setting:  Rural
District:  Orleans Southwest

Welcome to REACH! Afterschool and Summer Programs!
REACH! Afterschool and Summer Program provides afterschool and summer programs for the students of Craftsbury, Hardwick, and Wolcott. Our mission is to expand participants' horizons through engaging activities focused on academic improvement, cultural opportunities, and community health and well-being.

What we stand for:
R Recreation: Plant the seed for enjoyable life-long physical activity.
E Enrichment: Expand a child's horizon; connect the world around us.
A Academics: Support and reinforce the learning from the classroom.
C Culture: Explore diversity through drama, visual arts and music.
H Health: Relate our choices to our well-being

REACH! is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the VT Agency of Education. We are also supported by local school budgets, many community partners and participant fees.

Craftsbury programs are open to youth in kindergarten through 8th grade, while Hardwick and Wolcott are both open to youth in Kindergarten to 6th grade. Any youth who resides in these towns may attend REACH!, even if they attend another school or are homeschooled.

Afterschool programs typically begin the first full week of school and are held most days that school is in session, with the exception of half days. Programs are scheduled to end the Friday before Memorial Day but may extend closer to the end of school depending on the number of snow days, and other factors. Enrichment programs include recreation, arts/music, literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and culture studies.

Summer Programs:
Craftsbury and Wolcott join forces in the summer to offer a four-week summer program filled with field trips (a camp favorite is Lake Eden Recreation Area), small group tutoring, themed enrichment and recreation. During our Hardwick summer programs, we partner with Hardwick Recreation Committee, NEK Kids on the Move, and the school to provide five weeks of summer programs. We offer swimming lessons, enrichment, tutoring, sports/adventure camps, and much more!

Teacher Salary & Benefits
Level Starting Maximum
Salary schedule not provided
Employer    Employee
Medical 80% 20%
Dental 0% 100%

Additional Benefits Information
Licensed Teachers and Administrators pay 20% and the Employer pays 80% per Statewide Agreement. All other employee categories are as listed. Employer-paid term life insurance and long-term disability insurance are paid at 100% for all eligible employees. Retirement plans follow either Vermont State Teachers Retirement System or Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System for all eligible employees. Generous professional development and paid time off are also included.