I like VAST. It’s a nice program. It’s fun. We do homework and after we finish we get to do fun activities like playing Uno and playing with the bouncy ball they have. They also have a lot of snacks. Some things I do in VAST are I read books, do my homework, eat snacks [...]read more
On Friday, October 31st, VAST Scholars had the opportunity to participate in several festive activities. Some scholars participated in drama and chess, and others carved pumpkins outside with their mentors. VAST also hosted special guests from Vassar UNICEF. The UNICEF members talked with ...read more
On October 17th, VAST scholars and their parents were invited to attend a Vassar College Women’s Soccer game. VAST scholars were included in the pre-game huddle with the team, and ran the sidelines during the game as ball girls! VAST thanks the Vassar Women’s Soccer and Basket ...read more
Welcome to another semester of VAST! We are so excited to work with new and returning scholars and mentors this fall. To start off the semester, VAST held a Fall Field Day event, which included snacks and games. The scholars and mentors had tons of fun partaking in fall festivities and get ...read more
On 10/10/14, the VAST Scholars came to Kenyon Hall at Vassar College to play volleyball and squash. The scholars were split into two groups, with girls playing squash and boys playing volleyball. Thanks to the Vassar coaches and players of the squash and volleyball teams for teaching and ...read more
Watch the video below to see two of our scholars, Chanda and Victoria, working together to build a snap circuit. Chanda reads the directions aloud to Victoria so they can map the circuit together and figure out how electricity works. Electric Teamwork Video IWEBIX Webdesign
In the video featured below, watch one of our mentors, Nathan, demonstrate public speaking skills to students in the Debate Activity. In addition to running Debate, Nathan is a Head Mentor for the 6th graders in Room 115, the Awesome Rockets. Debate Video
Poughkeepsie Middle School and Vassar College working together!