- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2023–September 30, 2026
- Location Columbia, MO, United States
- Geographic Focus Missouri
About this grant
This grant will support the University of Missouri, Columbia, which coordinates the Missouri 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 young people by providing comprehensive professional development and workforce supports for the afterschool field in Missouri; 2) enhance youth outcomes by leading a bi-state initiative to build additional afterschool opportunities in the Greater Kansas City metro area; 3) work with education stakeholders and policymakers to design and implement education recovery funding to help Missouri 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.