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: Peter Wright, 203.937.2364 x72370, peter.wright@shutterfly.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: Jonathan Steiner at 802.223.5040 ext. 208

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 Oberkrieser. 518-581-1468 | matt.oberkrieser@jostens.com

Horace Mann – Silver Sponsor

Educators are taking care of our children’s futures, and they deserve someone in their corner taking care of them. We believe this to our core. And since 1945, that belief has driven us to create products and services that put the educational community first — to help  protect what matters most today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. We are focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance products and retirement solutions, Student Loan Solutions as well as no-cost financial wellness education.  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

SPIRAL International: SPIRAL International works with schools to promote cross-cultural learning and understanding through international education and exchange. We offer online Chinese language and culture classes, develop partner-school relationships, offer U.S. teachers and administrators professional development opportunities in international education, and organize study abroad and cross-cultural learning trips in China. We also recruit international students to U.S. high schools through dual diploma and F-1 programs and host international students for short-term exchange programs throughout the school year. Build your school’s China program with SPIRAL International. For more information, contact Sydney at programs@spiralinternational.org.

Booth Brothers Dairy: Athletics Partner

Booth Bros. is proud to be in Vermont, and prouder still to help Vermonters live a little healthier and a little happier – thanks to our products and our commitment to high quality and great taste.  And you can trust that Booth Bros. Milk you buy for your family is local milk, the freshest and finest milk local farms can offer.

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.

TruexCullins

TruexCullins’ work in the education spans from architectural design in K-12 schools to colleges and universities both in the United States and overseas. The firm focuses on creating high-performance learning environments where design is driven by the energy of people engaged in teaching, learning and social interaction.  The goal is to create an environment that captures that spark and reflects it in a way that is at once fitting, innovative, and timeless. View recent Vermont projects by clicking here.  Contact TruexCullins by clicking here and requesting more information.

Community National Bank – Athletics Sponsor

Community National Bank, Vermont’s Community Bank, delivers financial services to consumers, businesses and organizations in northern and central Vermont. Learn more at communitynationalbank.com

Ephesus – Athletics Partner 

As the Official Lighting Solutions Provider of the VPA, Ephesus Sports Lighting provides state-of-the-art digital lighting systems with maximum flexibility to adapt to a venue’s unique needs. As part of Cooper Lighting Solutions’ family of brands, the company’s LED solutions deliver lighting that provides exactly the experience fans and athletes expect and deserve, both today and tomorrow.

GameChanger – Athletics Partner 

The free GameChanger app provides scorekeeping, stat tracking, team management and group messaging tools for Baseball and Softball.

Swany Performance Gloves: – Athletics Partner 

Swany is the premier source for winter gloves and mittens for women, men and children and brings you the best in quality, warmth and durability.