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Kansas Statewide Afterschool Network

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

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

About this grant

This grant will support the Center for Positive Youth Development at the University of Kansas which coordinates the Kansas 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 through implementing a strategic communications campaign to advance afterschool and summer learning opportunities; 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 Kansas 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.