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Oklahoma Statewide Afterschool Network

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2008
  • Location Oklahoma City, OK, United States
  • Geographic Focus Oklahoma

About this grant

This grant will support the development of the Oklahoma Statewide Afterschool Network, whose goal is to ensure that quality afterschool programs are a state priority by engaging public- and private-sector support and resources.Multiyear funding will enable the Oklahoma Statewide Afterschool Network to create a sustainable structure of state, local and regional partnerships that promote the need for high-quality afterschool programs for children and youth; raise the level of public- and private-sector support for school/community partnerships that sustain quality afterschool programs; advocate for state policies that provide the resources necessary to expand and sustain afterschool programs; and identify and share information regarding funding, resources, research, best-practice strategies and program models to ensure afterschool programs are of high-quality.The institute was established in 1983 to provide a strong, effective voice for the needs of Oklahoma’s children and youth. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, taking action and changing policies.