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West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network

West Virginia University Research Corporation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2021–September 30, 2024
  • Location Morgantown, WV, United States
  • Geographic Focus West Virginia

About this grant

This grant will support the West Virginia University Extension Service which coordinates the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network to continue the development of policy, partnerships and resources to benefit youth in afterschool programs. Specific initiatives will include: 1) launching a statewide afterschool initiative to support young people impacted by the opioid crisis; 2) conducting a state mapping effort to identify gaps in services, effective practices for rural areas and areas for potential growth; 3) developing a toolkit for afterschool programs to support quality training for programs serving youth that have experienced trauma as a result of the substance misuse crisis; and 4) supporting the promotion and distribution of Mizzen by Mott.