- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2006–April 30, 2008
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
This grant will enable the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, in partnership with Boston After School & Beyond and Chicago’s After School Matters, to host two national conferences on how high school afterschool programs can keep youth in school and help them succeed academically. This work seeks to further integrate the practices of afterschool into the broader education field’s strategies to meet the needs of young people, particularly low-income students of color. This project also will examine how high quality afterschool program models can be aligned with high quality high school reform efforts to improve graduation rates.The organization was formed in 1999 to link public and private resources, creativity and commitment to strategically address the long-term needs of children, youth and families in e Washington, D.C. Its goal is to create a sustainable network of effective programs that encourages the healthy development of children and young people through support for quality out-of-school time programs and opportunities.