Immersion Topics are Filling Up Quickly – Submit Your Application Today!

With over 200 excited young Vermonters already enrolled in GIV's 2020 summer Immersions, some topics are filling up quickly.  It's not too late to do…

Summer Adventures Await More Than 200 Students (& Applications Are Still Open!)

When it became apparent last month that we couldn't safely hold in-person Institutes this summer, GIV's expert Institute teams went back to the drawing boards…

GIV Launches Summer Immersions for 2020

Although sadly we cannot provide in-person Institutes this summer, GIV is still providing fun, engaging, and inspiring virtual Immersions where students can load up on…

GIV Continues to Move Forward with Caution and Hope

At this time, GIV applications remain open for summer 2020 participation! All Institutes in June and July 2020 are hoping to proceed as planned and…

GIV Update – 3/16/2020

At this time, GIV applications remain open for summer 2020 participation! All Institutes in June and July 2020 are hoping to proceed as planned and…

GIV Cares About Your Health and Is Monitoring COVID-19

The team here at the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is aware of the current uncertainty surrounding public events & gatherings due to COVID-19. We also…

GIV Wins New England Regional Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that The Governor's Institutes of Vermont has won the New England Excellence Award. This award is presented by the New…

Institute Director Shannon Walters nominated for “Lifechanger of the Year”!

The National Life Group has named Institute Director Shannon Walters a "Lifechanger of the Year" for her impact on Vermont students! She was nominated for…

Endowment Ensures Math Institute Founders’ Vision Lives On!

More than twenty-five years ago, two visionary math educators, Ken Gross and Tony Trono, looked around and saw a pressing need to deepen the teaching…

Senator Sanders Shares Thoughts on Students’ Futures on VPR

Senator Sanders spoke to students at People's Academy in Morrisville, Vermont about career opportunities and in their coverage, VPR credited Governor's Institutes for building pathways…

In Memoriam: Kenneth I. Gross and Andrea Lull Diehl

GIV lovingly recognizes the passing of two leading lights who were instrumental to making GIV the potent and caring organization it is today.   Kenneth…

GIV Astronomy Institute featured in National Geographic online!

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GIV Winter Weekend on the News

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GIV launches 2 new Institutes in summer 2016!

GIV is thrilled to announce we're launching two new Institutes this summer: Young Writers at Bennington College and Astronomy at Lyndon College/Northern Skies Observatory in…

Grace Potter thanks GIV for changing her life

Renowned musician, native Vermonter, and Governor's Institutes of Vermont alumna Grace Potter thanks the Governor's Institute on the Arts for changing her life during her acceptance…

Read about the exciting new things happening at GIV!

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“Hands-on Learning for Every Student” at GIV

Environmental Science & Tech. students share the value of the college experience.

Former GIV Engineering staffer Matthew Brand receives a National Science Foundation fellowship

Former GIV Engineering staff member Matthew Brand has received a National Science Foundation fellowship for his research on bridge failure.  As described on UVM's website:  "While much research…

Stephanie Greene talks about GIV on VPR

Listen to writer, commentator and former GIV Board Chair Stephanie Greene talk about GIV on VPR The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV for short )…

Summer Tech for Vermont Kids

Read about summer opportunities for tech-loving teens in Vermont Tech Jam As the snow begins to melt, Vermont kids — and their parents — skip…

Program offers residential learning for high school students

The Times Argus of Montpelier reports on the exciting learning opportunities available at GIV in “Program offers residential learning for high school students,” High school…

GIV held two Winter Weekends in February 2015

79 Vermont high school students explored AstroPhotography, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and Comedy Theater at Goddard College, and 23 students studied Advanced Math for Girls and Writing…

We’re proud to see GIV alums working together to improve their communities.

Asian Cultures alumnus Eli Harrington is the Executive Director of Technology for Tomorrow, a South Burlington-based nonprofit that connects high school volunteers to their communities…

Student Composer Showcase: Susie Francy

GIV Winter Weekend Writing & Song graduate Susie Francy is featured in VPR’s Student Composer Showcase. She studies music at Leland & Gray High School with…

GIV’s 2015 Summer Application season is open

We’re holding 8 residential Institutes on six college campuses throughout Vermont this summer. High school students should talk to their school contact.

Alumnus appointed as student representatives on the Board of Education

2014 Current Issues & Youth Activism alumnus Dylan McAllister is appointed as one of two student representatives on the Vermont State Board of Education.

GIV receives a Vermont Community Foundation grant

GIV receives a Vermont Community Foundation grant to embark on a collaborative project with Leadership Champlain, Vermont Principal’s Association and the School for International Training…

Bellows Falls Union High School students take advantage of summer travel to expand their education

“Bellows Falls Union High School students take advantage of summer travel to expand their education,” Brattleboro Commons, November 2014. BELLOWS FALLS—Expanding their cultural view is…

Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology

Arts/Winter Weekend Faculty member and writer/musician Robin MacArthur edited Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, published by Green Writers Press in November 2014. The collection includes Robin’s…

Former GIV Executive Director Jean Olson Receives Award

Former GIV Executive Director Jean Olson (1993-2010) received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Johnson State College (JSC renamed Northern Vermont University). Read more about Jean’s achievements…

Farms, Food and Feeding the World | Vermont High School Students Tackle Food Issues in Summer Institute

“Farms, Food and Feeding the World: Vermont High School Students Tackle Food Issues in Summer Institute,” Vermont Life magazine, August 2014 On a recent summer…

Hands-on Learning for Youth with a Passion

“Governor’s Institutes of Vermont: Hands-on Learning for Youth with a Passion,” Vermont Woman Magazine The outspoken voices of four young high-school women, who just participated…

“VT Teens Turn Paint Into Political Action,” Time Argus

“VT Teens Turn Paint Into Political Action,” Time Argus BRATTLEBORO — Ask 15-year-old Molly Engels what she and her peers are talking about at this…

Teens Focus on Entrepreneurship during the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

“Teens Focus on Entrepreneurship during the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont,” Shelburne News, June 2014 This July up to 25 Vermont high school students will bring…

2014 Arts Institute in the Rutland Herald

See photos of the 2014 Arts Institute in the Rutland Herald

Students’ stellar work featured in National Geographic

GIV’s partnered with the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation to present GIV’s first astronomy strand at Winter Weekend 2014. Some of our students’ stellar work was…

GIV Releases Long-term Outcomes Evaluation

GIV Releases Long-term Outcomes Evaluation and honors 25 years of the Current Issues & Youth Activism Institute – The Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO -- It was…

IT and Astrophotography for Teens at GIV’s Winter Weekends

It’s not often I want to revisit my turbulent teenage years, but scanning the list of course offerings for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Winter…

Governor’s Institutes Launches New Special Topics Institute for Summer 2014

Aspiring business leaders hone their skills in marketing, development, teamwork and presentation at GIV’s new Entrepreneurship Institute, held at Vermont Technical College’s Randolph campus July…

“Farms, Food and Your Future” on WPTZ, WCAX and in the Randolph newspaper, The Herald.

Read about GIV’s newest Institute, “Farms, Food and Your Future” on WPTZ,  WCAX and in the Randolph newspaper, The Herald. Peering under a cow, Liz Alexander was wide-eyed, and…

Karen Taylor Mitchell on VPR’s Vermont Edition.

Listen to Executive Director Karen Taylor Mitchell talk about the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont on VPR’s Vermont Edition. A summer of leisure is a dream…

Education – Join the conversation

Watch GIV alums and Directors speaking with Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca on the Vermont Agency of Education’s web series, “Education – Join the conversation.”…

Seven Days’ “Stuck in Vermont” web series

Learn about the Governor’s Institute on the Arts (“GIA”) experience on Seven Days’ “Stuck in Vermont” web series. This year The Vermont Governor's Institute on…

Engineering students at work

Take a look at Engineering students at work Budding engineers are hard at work at the University of Vermont this week. High school students from across…

Projects created by 2013 Engineering students on WCAX News

See some of the projects created by 2013 Engineering students on WCAX News High school students are solving human problems with technology. The Governor's Institutes of Vermont…

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams at GIV

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams was one of the thought-provoking leaders bringing real-world expertise to the Governor’s Institutes on Current Issues and Youth Activism…

UVM Grants College Credit for Two Governor’s Institutes

High school students now have the option to receive UVM college credit for participation in the Asian Cultures or Environmental Science and Technology  Institutes. Credits are free for students…

Trends in the gender gap in education

GIV was the driving force behind this article in the Burlington Free Press As guidance counselor Kathy Batty doled out tips on organization to a classroom of…

Arts Faculty member and master stone cutter George Kurjanowicz on VPR

As part of our series marking the 20th anniversary of the Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, we hear from  master stone cutter George…

Arts Alumna Eva Sollberger’s article on GIV

When I was 7, my family moved from Manhattan to Johnson, Vermont. For me, that wasn't such a bad thing — until I hit middle…

Award Winner Jessie-Ruth Corkins

Young Women Honored by the Vermont Women's Fund with Holly D. Miller Awards Congratulations to GIV graduate and staffer Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who received the 2012 Holly…

Girls Get Tech-Savvy At Our Information Technology Institute

This great video highlights young women’s experiences with technology at the Governor’s Institute on Information Technology.  Filmed and edited by Ray McCarthy-Bergeron, a faculty member…