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Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network

Operation Shoestring

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2022–September 30, 2025
  • Location Jackson, MS, United States
  • Geographic Focus Mississippi

About this grant

This grant will support Operation Shoestring which coordinates the Mississippi Afterschool Network to expand access to high-quality afterschool programs for young people. Specific initiatives will: 1) spearhead the development of an exemplary model of afterschool programs in Jackson, Mississippi; 2) enhance youth outcomes by integrating afterschool data from programs and schools; 3) work with key state partners to design and implement education recovery funding to help Mississippi youth recover and thrive; 4) work with the Mott Foundation to design future afterschool programs and ecosystems; and 5) support the promotion and distribution of Mizzen by Mott.