- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2023–September 30, 2026
- Location Augusta, ME, United States
- Geographic Focus Maine
About this grant
This grant will support the University of Southern Maine which coordinates the Maine Afterschool Network to expand access to high quality afterschool programs for young people. Specific initiatives will include: 1) increase the number of afterschool programs available for youth by seeking to expand community schools and establish a new Center for Community Schools in Maine; 2) enhance youth outcomes by launching a new statewide training program that addresses youth mental health needs in afterschool and summer learning programs; 3) work with education stakeholders and policymakers to design and implement education recovery funding to help Maine 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 resources.