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Planning for Afterschool Academies

Citizen Schools

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

As a result of increased visibility and demand from families, as well as increased federal funding, afterschool programs have become a priority at the national, state and local levels. A challenge facing afterschool programs is providing content-rich learning experiences, linked with school-day learning, that contribute to children’s academic achievement as well as social, emotional and physical development. Funding will contribute to the development of an implementation plan for sustainable afterschool academies that will promote high-quality afterschool programs supporting student success. Academy goals include providing education and training to build the capacity of afterschool providers and others to help children and youth achieve school success and lifelong learning skills; developing and disseminating materials for programming, training, evaluation and assessment designed specifically for supporting school-linked learning after school; expanding awareness of the afterschool field as a distinct arena encompassing education and youth development; and building the knowledge base in the afterschool field.Citizen Schools was founded in 1995 to educate children and build strong communities.This is one of five Mott grants created to support the planning of afterschool academies.