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Tennessee Statewide Afterschool Network

United Ways of Tennessee

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2023–September 30, 2026
  • Location Murfreesboro, TN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Tennessee

About this grant

This grant will support the United Ways of Tennessee which coordinates the Tennessee State Afterschool Network to expand access to high-quality afterschool programs for young people. Specific initiatives will include: 1) increase the presence of youth voice in afterschool programs across the state through a youth advisory council and programming that empowers youth as change agents; 2) expand partnerships in rural communities, the business community and across state agencies to increase access and quality of afterschool programming across Tennessee; 3) work with education stakeholders and policymakers to design and implement education recovery funding to help Tennessee 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.