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Afterschool Policy and System Building Initiative

Arkansas State University

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2016–December 31, 2019
  • Location Little Rock, AR, United States
  • Geographic Focus Arkansas

About this grant

This grant to Arkansas State University will enable the Arkansas Out of School Network to increase the availability of high quality afterschool and summer programs in Arkansas. Through this grant, the network will focus on building the capacity of afterschool programs to prepare youth for the workforce by: 1) connecting the workforce and education sectors; 2) developing new afterschool curricula on 21st century skills; and 3) supporting workforce, business, and industry leaders to create pathways for youth to develop workforce and 21st century skills over time and across settings. The network will share lessons learned with other state networks to increase the capacity of afterschool programs in other states to prepare youth for the workforce.