Youth Outreach

At Bennington College, students work with those children who seem least likely to succeed—who often come from chaotic home lives, extreme poverty, and traumatic histories—and give them the chance to make a “quantum leap.”

The Quantum Leap program aims not merely to get these students back in school so they can make it through, but to help them discover a love for learning that will allow them to prevail.

Quantum Leap is working with the Department of Children and Families to launch a pilot program to bring similar mentoring to students in foster care and on probation. Visit Quantum Leap.

The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) was awarded a grant from the Vermont Department of Education to improve the reading comprehension skills of 4th-12th grade students. The Advanced Reading In Vermont Education (ARIVE) pilot project has worked with five partner schools, including Brattleboro Area Middle School; Twin Valley High School; Twin Valley Middle School/Whitingham Elementary School; Leland & Gray High School; Townshend Elementary School; and Rochester School.

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