- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2007
- Location Denver, CO, United States
- Geographic Focus Colorado
About this grant
A statewide afterschool network is a means to bring together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, program developers, advocates, parents and others interested in providing opportunities for children and youth through school-based/school-linked afterschool programs. The goals of the networks are to encourage local and state policymakers to invest additional resources to expand quality afterschool opportunities and improve sustainability; and provide for joint planning, sharing of resources and best practices, and building partnerships.Multiyear funding will enable the Colorado Statewide Afterschool Network to serve as a key resource on afterschool programming in Colorado; develop tools and best practices that can be adopted by state afterschool communities; provide evidence of the specific benefits of afterschool programs; and advocate for public policies that support high-quality afterschool programs.The Colorado Foundation for Families and Children is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with Colorado communities to improve the lives of children, youth and families. This is one of seven grants made in 2004 to support statewide afterschool networks.