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Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network

Operation Shoestring

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2019–September 30, 2022
  • Location Jackson, MS, United States
  • Geographic Focus Mississippi

About this grant

This grant will support Operation Shoestring, which coordinates the Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network, to continue development of policy, partnerships, and resources to benefit youth in afterschool programs. Specific initiatives will include: 1) work with key state partners to develop a sustainability strategy for afterschool programs; 2) develop an afterschool Quality Rating Improvement System for the state; and 3) support the development and distribution of the new afterschool program content in collaboration with the Foundation’s thematic partners.