Are you a supporter who's ready to play a more active role in creating change?

JOIN A LET'S GROW KIDS ACTION TEAM!

As more and more Vermonters decide to take action for early childhood, volunteers in every region of the state are rising to leadership roles within their communities and organizing for change. These passionate early childhood advocates have partnered with LGK staff to create Action Teams in their regions: teams of active volunteers who meet regularly and determine strategic action steps to keep the movement for high-quality, affordable child care growing across the state. If you'd like to be a changemaker for children and meet people in your area who share the same interest, click on the link for the Action Team in your region below to inquire about when they meet next.

Please select the Action Team in your area:

Bennington Brattleboro Burlington
Champlain Islands Franklin Northeast Franklin Northwest
Middlebury Montpelier Morrisville
Newport Norwich Rutland
St. Albans St. Johnsbury Springfield
Williston    


Don't see an Action Team listed near you? Contact your county's field manager to learn more about starting an Action Team in your area!

Participating on an Action Team looks like: 

  • Meeting regularly with Action Team members
  • Tabling at community events
  • Encouraging community members to tell their child care challenge stories to legislators
  • Writing letters to the editor in support of high-quality, affordable child care
  • Organizing Let’s Grow Kids trainings in your community
  • Connecting Let’s Grow Kids staff to community members we should know
  • Helping to organize and promote major events such as handing out pamphlets at Town Meeting Day
  • Serving as Let’s Grow Kids spokespeople with local media
  • Collecting signatures on the Let’s Grow Kids Petition
  • Registering people to vote in their community
  • Keeping high-quality, affordable child care on the political agenda at candidate forums and through getting engaged voters to the polls

Volunteers who join their local Action Teams have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills via free LGK workshops. Additionally, each December, LGK hosts a free, day-long statewide conference for Action Team members and other volunteers to get an inside look at the legislative forecast for the upcoming session, learn new advocacy skills, celebrate our successes over the past year, and network with other movers and shakers from across the state. 

Click here to read one Action Team member's story. 

Let’s Grow Kids field managers support the work of Action Team members by:

  • Providing materials, trainings and professional development
  • Providing logistical support with venues
  • Making payments for event rentals and registration
  • Providing talking points
  • Giving regular updates on the campaign
  • Keeping open, transparent lines of communication
  • Providing staff support on drafting letters to the editor, talking to legislators and more
  • Providing real-time information about legislative acitivies and the timely, effective, strategic actions we can take now
  • Connecting members with other engaged advocates around the state
  • Supporting local teams to inform statewide strategy
  • Convening and facilitating meetings and creating space for discussion
  • Facilitating ongoing communication between meetings

If you don't see an Action Team in your area and you're interested in starting a new Action Team, please contact the field manager in your county:

Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle and Orleans Counties:
Natalie Glynn; natalie@letsgrowkids.org; (802) 391-4018

Caledonia, Lamoille and Washington Counties:
Maroni Minter; maroni@letsgrowkids.org; (802) 242-0454

Chittenden County:
Shayla Zammuto; shayla@letgrowkids.org; (802) 448-4409

Addison, Orange and Rutland Counties:
Stephanie Mackevich; stephanie@letsgrowkids.org; (802) 391-4057

Bennington, Windham and Windsor Counties:
Vicky Senni; vicky@letsgrowkids.org; (802) 793-2744

Field Co-Director (statewide):
Jessica Barquist; jessica@letsgrowkids.org; 802-559-0084

Field Co-Director (statewide):
Anna Gebhardt; anna@letsgrowkids.org; 802-242-1373

Williston