- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2016–September 30, 2019
- Location Sioux Falls, SD, United States
- Geographic Focus South Dakota
About this grant
This grant to the YMCA of Rapid City will support the development of the South Dakota Statewide Afterschool Network to continue to build an afterschool and summer learning system that improves outcomes for children and youth through school-based or school-linked afterschool programs. Over the next three years, the network will build a statewide coalition in support of afterschool programs and coordinate a unified vision to inform policy and quality afterschool initiatives. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) hosting an annual summit for the afterschool field and partners in South Dakota; 2) increasing partnerships and quality initiatives in support of afterschool programs; and 3) developing a toolkit and self-assessment on best practices.