Archive for August, 2013

Applications Available (2013-14)

Scholar and mentor applications are now available for the upcoming school year!
Everyone (including returning participants) must fill out an application to be a part of VAST. This is so I know you are committed and so I can be aware of any updated contact information.
PDF links to the applications are below. If you would like […]

VAST Celebrations (Spring 2013)

To celebrate the end of the 2012-2013 school year, VAST had two final celebrations.
On May 6, the last day of VAST, we had an 8th Grade Graduation ceremony. We handed out certificates to the 6th and 7th graders to thank them for participating in VAST this year, and we gave special certificates to the 8th […]

VAST Activities: Field Day

On May 1, 2013, VAST had a Field Day to give our mentors and scholars a chance to have fun together. The scholars had the option to play kickball, play basketball, do gymnastics, or play board games with the Vassar students. Plus we all enjoyed freeze pops! It was a great way to build community […]

Looking Ahead to Fall 2013

Even though the summer is sadly coming to an end, I can’t wait to see everyone’s lovely faces at VAST this fall. Keep checking the blog for updates on Fall 2013 applications. The first day of VAST will be Monday, September 23.
Just a taste of what is to come this semester…
For the 2013-2014 school year, […]

VELLOP: Giving Back

VELLOP (Vassar English Language Learners Outreach Program) is one of VAST’s sister programs that pairs Vassar College mentors with immigrant students in the Poughkeepsie school district to help improve their English and increase academic achievement.
Last spring, a Vassar student named Sierra Soto created this 12-minute documentary entitled “VELLOP: Giving Back.” Watch it to learn more […]

Poughkeepsie Middle School and Vassar College working together!