One Planet is an afterschool program whose mission is to create a dynamic learning environment that inspires and supports students in becoming compassionate global citizens and passionate lifelong learners.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please know that if the daily fee is too expensive, there are options available.  As a first option, families would apply for Child Care Financial Assistance through the VT DCF.  Contact the Family Place for an application at 802-649-3268 or athttp://www.familyplacevt.org/child-care/. Should a family be denied assistance, partial and full scholarships are available through One Planet.HALF-DAYS: Each of our sites has a slightly different ½ day schedule.  Please reach out to your Site Coordinator to get the most up-to-date ½ schedule.

Ms Jola

Ms. Jola is originally from Poland and has lived in the States for the last 40 years: in NYC, Los Angeles (there, she got a degree in Accounting), and Massachusetts before moving to Vermont. Jola Labejsza, worked as a Polish-English legal and medical interpreter as well as an Accountant for a Software Company for 20 years in Boston. After moving to Vermont with her family, she started working at the Rochester Schools as a substitute teacher before taking on the role as an Afterschool Program Site Coordinator. In her spare time, Ms. Jola likes to read, visit her son in Washington DC, friends in the Boston area, and most of all spending time with her 4 grandchildren.

You can reach Ms. Jola at jlabejsza@wrvsu.org

Blythe Bates

Blythe is the Site Coordinator for One Planet at Stockbridge Central School. After graduating from UVM with a degree in Political Science and American Literature, she worked for several years in Human Resources in Burlington and Waterbury. Blythe and her husband Graham moved back to Rochester 10 years ago (literally the day before Irene) where they live on the Park with their three cats: Martin, Monkey and Wubby.

You can reach Blythe at bbates@wrvsu.org