Sponsor Links

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) – Platinum Sponsor

VSAC, through the federal GEAR UP grant and other Career and Education Outreach programs provides career and college readiness resources and information; support and planning for students and parents; along with professional development, resources and curriculum planning for educators and guidance. VSAC & GEAR UP also provide the opportunity for schools to work with consultants to align school improvement and academic standards with career and college readiness goals.  Currently GEAR UP works in schools across Vermont providing one-one student career & college planning support (based on need); whole grade, and school career and college planning, plus work with schools and districts to help build a strong culture of career and college readiness. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)                                         

Lifetouch Photographic Studio – Gold Sponsor

Lifetouch is the leading school portrait company specializing in student portraits, administrative software and many items for student and school safety. We also help preserve memories of the school year with beautiful full color yearbooks, designed with ease online. You can also call on us to help capture the moment with our Sports and Prom & Dance programs. Lifetouch uses a state of the art portrait camera that allows families variety while working with the school’s time restrains. We specialize in local, individualized service with the benefits and support of a national company for our schools. Contact: Mark Ouimet, 802.229.0299, moiumet@lifetouch.com

Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT) – Gold Sponsor

VSBIT serves Vermont schools by assisting members in the area of risk management so as to protect and conserve educational resources.  We serve member schools by operating a property and casualty program (Multi-Line), an unemployment program, and the school management resource center (SMRC). VSBIT is also a partner in the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI), which provides health and dental coverage as well as health promotion programs for all member organizations. www.vsbit.org  Contact: Tim Vincent at 802.223.5040 ext. 202

Jostens – Silver Sponsor

At Jostens our mission is to support your mission.  We take great care in passionately helping people express themselves, celebrate experiences and traditions, recognize achievements and share their stories.  Jostens is a leading provider of products, programs and services that help people celebrate important moments, recognize achievements and build affiliations.  Products include yearbooks, class rings, graduation products and products for athletic champions and their fans. Contact: Matthew O. Clark 802.999.4575  Matthew.Clark@Jostens.com

Horace Mann – Silver Sponsor

In 1945, Horace Mann was founded by two Springfield, Illinois, teachers to provide quality, affordable auto insurance to teachers.  This mission has grown to provide educated financial solutions to educators and their families.  Our professional agents offer insurance and financial products to the educational community across the United States. Contact:  Kurt Schaefer 

INVEST EAP – Bronze Sponsor

By helping school staff address stress and solve problems, EAP contributes to:

  • Increased productivity, morale and improved workplace relations
  • Reduced absenteeism and turnover
  • Fewer injuries and reduced short term disability costs
  • Reduced health care costs

Invest Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a member benefit paid for by the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI). We promote the health and well being of the organizations, employees and family members we serve. Most commonly, Ed Leaders contact us for recovery support following a traumatic workplace issue, for guidance on approaching a depressed or struggling employee and to brainstorm solutions to improve staff morale. EAP helps school employees find work-life balance by providing free and confidential short-term counseling, referrals and problem-solving assistance. Contact: Connie Gavin 802.951.4032   Connieg@investeap.org

Gipper: Athletics Partner

Gipper is the leading graphics solution platform in the K-12 industry, enabling schools to create professional graphics for social media- in seconds, on any device, and without needing any design experience. With access to a wide range of ready-made templates and seamless social media sharing, schools can create and share more content than ever, all while spending less time and money. In doing so, schools are able to better grow their brand, improve stakeholder communication, and create additional revenue opportunities. For athletic needs, try Gipper for free at gogipper.com/athletics.

SBLive Sports: Athletics Partner

SBLive Sports is a sports media and technology company that serves the high school sports market with innovative software products and media services. State Associations, athletic administrators and coaches are provided with a suite of products that allow them to manage tournaments, teams and leagues as well as live score games in order to engage today’s sports fans in a manner that they have come to expect from professional and collegiate sports organizations and media companies. For more information visit us at www.scorebooklive.com

Spalding: Athletics Partner

Is proud to be the official ball sponsor of the VPA. Spalding manufactures world-class athletic equipment. High quality products, superior product design and integrated product development makes Spalding second to none. From the backyard pick-up game to a dig on the court, Spalding® equipment is trusted in each sport.

Huddle Inc.– Athletics Partner

Huddle is a relationship activation company that connects brands to their hard-to-reach audiences. Since 2001 Huddle has worked with more than 10,000 high schools in all 50 states. The high school ticket program provides free event admission tickets to participating high schools, saving each an average of $700 – $1,000 annually in printing expenses. Corporate partners enhance the fan experience by providing a coupon offer or other call-to-action on the tickets. To learn more about the high school ticket program, visit www.huddleinc.com.