- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2007
- Location Atlanta, GA, United States
- Geographic Focus Georgia
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 Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to develop and sustain a statewide coalition of afterschool providers; align state plans for an afterschool network with regional and county afterschool plans; increase funding for afterschool; create a communication strategy linked to advocacy; and design a system for implementation and evaluation.The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta works to connect people, resources and ideas in order to build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities across Atlanta’s 13-county metropolitan area.This is one of seven grants made in 2004 to support statewide afterschool networks.