Roxane Leopold Scholarship

Upon the retirement of former Executive Director, Roxane Leopold, the Board of Directors launched a scholarship fund in 2007. This interest of this endowed fund is intended to defray tuition costs for King Street Center alumni who are full-time students in college or other post-secondary training programs. Gifts have ranged in size from $500-$2,500.

The deadline for applications is May 15. Personal essay, transcript & a letter of reference (please also refer to VSAC scholarship booklet) should be mailed or emailed directly to Kelli Shonter at

Teen Program

The Teen Program includes several core components that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyle choices, and job readiness training.  These activities are balanced with daily opportunities for sports, games, field trips, and more.

  • Academic Supportincluding supervised homework time completed at the center; computer and internet access; and one-on-one tutoring as needed. Teens are exposed to the many opportunities available to them after high school through field trip on college campuses, presentations, and one-on-one conversations with role models in the community.
  • Healthy Choices, which includes cooking and athletic pursuits, including basketball, tennis, and Junior Milers running.
  • Job Club, which teaches youth about the value and importance of work through job readiness training, resume writing, and career exploration. Look for the King Street Lemonade Stand returning in summer of 2021!
  • King Street Center Mentoring Program, allows teens to be matched with an adult mentor, as available. These pairs meet weekly, enjoying local community adventures.


Summer Hours
Monday – Friday 11-5 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday, Lemonade Stand service
  • All youth will be asked to wear a mask while inside King Street Center’s building except for when they are eating.
  • A meal & snack will be provided each day through our partnership with Burlington School Food Project.
  • During the school year, we are committed to supporting students in their remote learning class appointments! (Youth should bring their own computer device if possible. If not, we will provide.) We will also support kids in completing homework when they are not learning online. Typically students have access to both staff and volunteer tutor help. However, we are not inviting volunteers into the building at this time, so if remote support is needed, it will be provided. Remote learning isn’t easy. If kids are struggling, we will attempt to be in touch with their teachers and provide alternative learning options.
  • All learners will also have access to enrichment activities at King Street Center. Options include arts and crafts, games, outdoor and indoor sports, and other enrichment as decided by the group. All activities will be conducted with physical distancing in mind. Normally we collaborate with many community partners to enhance our programming, such as Burlington City Arts, Kids on the Ball Tennis, UVM Athletics, and Friends for A-Dog. If health safety allows, we will likely continue to engage in some small group activities outdoors.
  • Students should expect that lessons focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be part of their learning experience.

Registration & Fee

There is no fee for the Teen Program. This program is generously supported by corporate and foundation grants, as well as local community members. However, we ask that participants complete enrollment form. Please address any questions to Teen Program Director, Joe Ruggles at or call 802-862-6736.

King Street Center’s Teen Program for Middle School students is currently full. Please stay tune for information about the summer program as COVID-19 guidelines may allow for increased enrollment.

Teen Registration 2020-2021

School Release Form

King Street Center Policy & Procedure Checklist